Delft, The Netherlands, 07 Aug 2018

IHE Delft featured in BBC News article Hydropower dams: What's behind the global boom?

IHE Delft is featured in BBC news article Hydropower dams: What's behind the global boom? Many thousands of hydropower dams are either planned or under construction - across South East Asia, South America, the Balkans and Africa. Hydropower is the world's largest source of renewable electricity.

The electricity produced by hydropower dams is presented as the means to get people out of poverty, says Susanne Schmeier, a senior lecturer at the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education. "People need the electricity. We do need sustainable hydropower. The question is: Who decides how it's done?"

Read the BBC news article Hydropower dams: What's behind the global boom here.

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