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Feasibility of combined CSP-Seawater Desalination technology

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The State of Qatar has embarked on a programme, called “QATAR NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY PROGRAMME (QNFSP)”, by linking Solar energy, Seaawater Desalination and Agriculture development to enhance food security and simultaneously augmenting the water security will allow Qatar to establish a global reference project for “green” agriculture policy for arid states worldwide.

KAHRAMAA has contracted for Engineering and Consultancy services to provide the required consultancy services to support and assist in its tasks for the Qatar National Food Security Program (QNFSP) effort to assure the provision of the required amount of water and electricity for agriculture purposes in Qatar.

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Windpower harnessing for dragging out underground water for drinking and kitchen gardening in Thar desert of Pakistan

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In Thar Desert underground water is a major source of drinking water except rainwater (few weeks in a year if it gets). AWARE Team installed first model windmill in 2004 and later on more 05 windmills are installed in different villages of Thar and those windmills are used for dragging out underground water for drinking water as well as for kitchen gardening.

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Use of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol at Shardara Hydropower plant, Kazakhstan

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The assessment undertaken was of an operating multipurpose hydropower facility in South Kazakhstan; the Shardara reservoir and hydropower plant (HPP) on the Syrdarya River. The assessment tool utilised was the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (Protocol), which enabled determination of a sustainability profile for the project taking into account technical, economic, social, environmental, and governance issues. The Shardara sustainability assessment consisted of four stages: an establishment phase (pre-September 2010), a Preparation Mission (20-23 September 2010), the Main Assessment (18-22 October 2010), Report Production (November 2010). Follow-up dialogue took place through 2011. This solution contributed towards Target 5 by offering an on-ground application of the Protocol.

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Odebrecht Energy Sustainability Partnership – IHA

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The Sustainability Partnership is a three year engagement, comprising a training/capacity building workshop, an unofficial assessment using the Protocol, and an official assessment using the Protocol.  These activities include Odebrecht Energy staff, as well as observers such as regulators or representatives of financial institutions, as a mechanism to ensure the best-practice knowledge about sustainable hydropower embedded in the Protocol is shared as widely as possible.  We are also actively working with IHA as a Sustainability Partner to promote the importance of sustainable hydropower both within South America and globally.

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Use of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol at Binga Hydropower plant, Philippines.

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This solution was a practical demonstration of the use of a sustainability tool in order to inform an upgrade of a hydropower project in the Philippines, in 2008.  This solution contributed towards Target 5 by offering a real-world trial of an early version of the Protocol and assisted in the Protocol’s ongoing refinement and application globally.

The assessment highlighted the project’s strengths and opportunities for improvement.  Based on these assessment results, the company commenced an upgrade of the project in 2010, which involved reconstruction of the intake and replacement of the units as well as rehabilitation of Binga to meet international standards through a new control system and various other mechanical and electrical upgrades.

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Ram Pump: a forgotten technology back to the uplands

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Most water solutions concern only the lowlands. Uplands are very much neglected for several reasons: politically not interesting, no knowledge of technical solutions, difficult to reach etc.  AIDFI, a local Philippine looks at the uplands as a challenge.  It  has revived the old hydraulic ram pump technology by developing a modern looking model in many sizes based on local available parts and spare parts which can be produced, operated and maintained anywhere in the world by trained shops and technicians.  A ram pump is a device which pumps water to high elevations by utilizing the energy contained in falling water (Renewable Energy) without the use of electricity or fuel. The ram is a perfect technology to be applied in this time of Climate Change since it makes use of the Renewable energy source water and makes households and farms less depended on unpredictable rainfalls by supplying a continued flow of water.

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E.ON Sustainability Partnership

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E.ON has partnered with the International Hydropower Association (IHA) to implement the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol on one of our projects in Brazil, Turkey, India, South-East Asia or within the European Union.  We are a foundation ‘Sustainability Partner’ and are also participating in ‘Hydro4LIFE’, IHA’s European Commission-funded project to implement the Protocol within the European Union. 

Our Sustainability Partnership is a three year engagement, comprising a training/capacity building workshop, an unofficial assessment using the Protocol, and an official assessment using the Protocol.  These activities include E.ON staff, as well as observers such as regulators or NGOs, as a mechanism to ensure the best-practice knowledge about sustainable hydropower embedded in the Protocol is shared as widely as possible.  We are also actively working with IHA as a Sustainability Partner to promote the importance of sustainable hydropower both within the European Union and globally.

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Hydro Tasmania Sustainability Partnership

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Hydro Tasmania has partnered with the International Hydropower Association (IHA) as s foundation ‘Sustainability Partner’ to support the application of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol globally via the development of training materials, and specifically at certain sites across several global regions including Asia and South America. 

Our Sustainability Partnership is a multi-year engagement, comprising the development of a training/capacity building workshop for global delivery, and participation in two sets of training workshops and unofficial assessments using the Protocol as independent experts.  These activities include Hydro Tasmania staff, as well as observers such as regulators or NGOs, as a mechanism to ensure the best-practice knowledge about sustainable hydropower embedded in the Protocol is shared as widely as possible.  We are also actively working with IHA as a Sustainability Partner to promote the importance of sustainable hydropower both within Australia and globally.

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Cogeneration Project (CHP) in the Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant in Leon, Guanajuato

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Use of renewable energy (biogas) contained in wastewater daily generated in the city of León, which comes from the organic waste present in it, recovered as sludge, which is stabilised biologically in anaerobic digesters located at the sludge treatment line of PTARM and where it generates biogas, fuel for the motor-generators that will produce electricity and heat simultaneously.

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The application of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol to assist decision making regarding the classification of water bodies associated with hydropower under the Water Framework Directive.

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The Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (‘The Protocol’) is a framework for assessing the sustainability of hydropower projects. It promotes the continuous improvement of hydropower sustainability performance, and provides a common language for shared dialogue on over 20 sustainability topics.

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