Archive for the ‘Hydro dams’ Category

Ethiopia Makes Progress On The Nile Dam Project

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), an updated look at the Grand Renaissance Dam project: The construction site of the Grand Renaissance Dam near the Sudanese-Ethiopia border March 31. Summary By learning how to cooperate, Ethiopia may be one step closer to realizing its dream of finishing construction on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. On Dec. 29, […]

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Hydro-angst between Pakistan and India

From The Pakistan Daily Times, an interesting analysis of the controversial Kishanganga project which Pakistan claims would reduce the power generation capacity of the 969-megawatt Neelum-Jhelum plant and result in an ecological disaster for the area. As the article notes: “…When Pakistan and India signed the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) in 1960, it was thought […]

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Laos as Southeast Asia’s Battery – Too Many Contact Points?

Via Terra Daily, interesting details of the plans of mountainous Laos, one of Asia’s poorest nations, to exploit its hydropower potential to become the “battery of Southeast Asia” and sell electricity to its more industrialised neighbours Vietnam and Thailand.  While the focus of the article is primarily over the potential environmental and freshwater impact a […]

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