Deadline: 10 May 2010

The second in the annual award series, this year accepting project entries that have been successfully placed into operation after March 2007. The scheme must have a total installed capacity of no more than 50MW to qualify for entry.

The winning project will be voted for by readers of International Water Power & Dam Construction, and visitors to the website,, from five shortlisted schemes.

If you would like to nominate a hydro project, please send a maximum of 500 words describing the facility to the editor via email: carrieannstocks at, including details of the following:
  • Brief description of the project, including type of scheme, location, project infrastructure, ownership etc.
  • Benefits of the project (eg. access to power, contribution to the community, recreational benefits etc).
  • Impact on the environment and details of any impact assessments.
  • Any unusual features.
  • Photographs of the project (2-3 to be sent in jpeg or tiff format).

Nominations should reach the editor by 10 May 2010. Shortlisted schemes will then be featured in the July issue of IWP&DC, with the winner announced in the October issue. The winning scheme will then be the focus of an in-depth feature in the December issue.

The first small hydro award saw some interesting and innovative entries, and was won by the Canedo hydro project in Portugal. Details on this scheme can be found in the Canedo project section on


For further information on submitting an application, please contact the editor, Carrieann Stocks, via email: carrieannstocks at or tel: +44 (0)20 82697777.

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