Showing posts with label hydroelectric dam. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hydroelectric dam. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Heavy Rain Leaves 20 Dead, 5 Injured, 12 Missing in Vietnam

damaged thousands of houses and thousands of hectares of crops
Breached dykes, landslides, house collapses and flooding caused by a tropical depression over the past three days in Vietnam's northern and central regions have killed 20 local people, injured five people, and left 12 others missing.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan sign final contracts on Nile dam studies

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have signed the final contracts for the long-awaited technical studies on the impact on downstream countries of a giant dam that Addis Ababa is building, Egypt’s state news agency MENA reported.

Friday, August 05, 2016

Renaissance Dam will not negatively affect Egypt: Ethiopia's Parliament Speaker

Addis Ababa will not allow Egypt and its people to suffer from negative effects of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), Ethiopia’s parliament speaker Abadula Gemeda assured an Egyptian MP during a Pan-African Parliament meeting in South Africa’s Johannesburg.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia sign deal on Nile dam

Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia signed a deal Tuesday on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) following three days of meetings in the Sudanese capital Khartoum.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Renaissance Dam negotiations currently 'difficult' (Egypt's prime minister)

Egypt’s Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said on Monday that negotiations are currently "difficult" over Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam which is currently being built on the Blue Nile, state owned MENA agency reported.

Monday, November 09, 2015

Cairo worried rate of Renaissance Dam construction too quick to execute recommendations

Egypt expressed worries on Sunday that the construction rate of Ethiopia's Renaissance Dam is too quick to carry out any future recommendations of the tripartite committee, state news agency MENA reported.

Monday, November 02, 2015

Tibetan PM in-exile warns impact in Northeast from dams built by China in Tibet

Tibetan prime minister in-exile Lobsang Sangay on Monday has warned dam construction in Tibet by China is set to have serious ecological and livelihood implications due to alteration of water flow through Brahmaputra in Northeast.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Egypt to hold meeting on Renaissance Dam with Sudan and Ethiopia

Egypt has invited Sudanese and Ethiopian officials for a meeting in Cairo next week to discuss issues regarding Ethiopia's Renaissance Dam, according to an announcement by Minister of Water Sources and Irrigation Hossam Moghazi.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

China's race for hydroelectric power

China’s race for hydroelectric power has been going on for over 20 years leading to development plans and to the construction of a 28 dam cascade in the Lancang river.

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Foreign consultants miss Renaissance Dam deadline; Egypt concerned

Egypt's irrigation minister Hossam Moghazi expressed on Sunday Egypt’s concern about the failure of foreign consultancy firms to submit reports on the impact of the Renaissance Dam, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Renaissance Dam tripartite meetings to resume in Ethiopia

Egypt's Minister of Irrigation, Hossam Moghazi, said on Monday that the tripartite committee for Ethiopia's Renaissance Dam will meet on 20 and 21 August in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

Friday, May 01, 2015

Mayisin eco R News (May 2015 -B)

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Four Amazonian tribes have joined forces to oppose the construction of hydroelectric dams in their territory as the Brazilian government ramps up efforts to exploit the power of rivers in the world’s biggest forest.

The Munduruku, Apiaká, Kayabi and Rikbaktsa released a joint statement on Thursday demanding the halt of construction on a cascade of four dams on the Teles Pires – a tributary of the Tapajós........... Amazonian Tribes Unite to Demand Brazil Stop Hydroelectric Dams
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Friday, April 10, 2015

China: Environment ministry rejects hydropower project

China's environment ministry has refused approval for a hydropower dam on an ecologically vulnerable river already damaged by construction, a rare setback for the country's extensive dam-building program.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan sign declaration of principles to resolve Nile dam dispute (UPDATED)

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have signed a declaration of principles on Monday, in a critical step towards resolving a four-year dispute over Nile water sharing arrangements among Basin countries.

Friday, March 20, 2015

'Danube Salmon' threatened by power dams

Freshwater fish Huchen, known as "Danube Salmon," is endangered in Balkan rivers due to massive hydropower projects, environmental experts warned on Thursday.

Huchen is threatened by planned hydroelectric power plants and dams, according to a research published by Austrian-based environmental organisation Riverwatch in Slovenian capital Ljubljana.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Egypt is 'highly sensitive' to any project to hold Nile water (Irrigation minister)

Egyptian irrigation minister Hossam Moghazi stressed that Egypt is “highly sensitive” towards any project to store Nile water in upstream countries, as it might diminish the country’s water supply, state news agency MENA reported.

Ethiopia is currently building a large dam on the Blue Nile, the Nile’s largest tributary.The Renaissace Dam is to include a 74-billion-cubic-metre reservoir when finished.

Grand Renaissance Dam: Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al -Sisi has asked a government commission to review a proposed Nile agreement with Ethiopia and Sudan.

 Al-Sisi held a meeting Tuesday with Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Irrigation Minister Hossam Moghazi.

"The meeting discussed the outcome of meetings of a Nile panel on a [proposed] declaration of principles between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on the Renaissance Dam," presidential spokesman Alaa Youssef said in a statement.

Monday, March 09, 2015

Grand Renaissance Dam: Hydro diplomacy on the Nile

A long-simmering water conflict between Ethiopia and Egypt has moved a step closer to resolution, after the countries' foreign ministers announced last week they had reached a preliminary agreement on sharing Nile water.

Friday, March 06, 2015

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia agree basis of Nile deal

The foreign ministers of Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia said early on Friday they had reached the basis of an agreement on the sharing of Nile waters and Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam.

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Ethiopia dam studies firm to be announced soon (Egypt minister)

An international firm is set to be announced for conducting studies on Ethiopia’s controversial Grand Renaissance Dam following Egypt’s upcoming investment summit.

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