World small Hydropower Development Knowledge Platform

Acknowledgements

The World Small Hydropower Development Report 2016 was prepared under the overall guidance of Pradeep Monga, Director of the Department of Energy at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Cheng Xialei, Director General of the International Center on Small Hydro Power (ICSHP) and Liu Heng, Vice-President of Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute. It is the result of two years of intense research efforts and close collaboration with the experts in the field of small hydropower. 

The Report was headed by Rana Pratap Singh, Industrial Development Officer at UNIDO. This lengthy and at times arduous endeavour was coordinated by Sidney Yap at UNIDO; Wang Xianlai and Eva Kremere at ICSHP. The Report was backed by a talented and indispensable team of researchers at ICSHP including Nathan Stedman, Tom Rennell, Marcis Galauska, Oxana Lopatina and Gonzalo Lopez.

The invaluable contributions and insightful comments received greatly enhanced the overall quality of the Report. These included authors and contributors: Fagan Abdurahmanov, Tcharabalo Abiyou, Donald Adgidzi, Lia Aghekyan, Engku Ahmad, Dennis Akande, Sameer Sadoon Algburi, Mohammad Hassan Al Zoubi, Gabrial Anandarajah, Viktor Andonov, Darlene Arguelles, Fredrik Arnesen, John Kobbina Arthur, Engku Ahmad Azrulhisham, Attila Bagi, Johor Bahru, Betsy Bandy, Sendi Baptista, Kemal Baris, Stefano Basso, Alexis Baúles, Hannes Bauer, Madhu Prasad Bhetuwal, Mme Sow Aissatou Billy, Guillaume Binet, Alaeddin Bobat, Nebiyu Bogale, Edilbek Bogombaev, Carlos Bonifetti, Roger Limoko Bosomba, Paul Bryce, Thomas Buchsbaum, Alfredo Samaniego Burneo, Ejaz Hussain Butt, Rodolfo Caceres, Martin Camille Cange, Sonya Chaoui, Piseth Chea, Zivayi Chiguvare, Gift Chiwayula, Karim Choukri, Nouri Chtourou, Romao Grisi Cleber, Bill Clement, Fred Conning, Dione Constance, Jovan Cvijic, Manana Dadiani, Vassish Dassagne, Eric Davy, Denise Delvalle, Johanna D’Hernoncourt, Sinalou Diawara, Paulo Alexandre Diogo, Pirran Driver, Khalil Elahee, Sylla Elhadji, Hussein Elhag, Mohamedain E. Seif Elnasr, Lambert Engwanda, Cayetano Espejo, Daniela Espinoza, José Fábrega, Nimashi Fernando, Soukaina Fersi, Geraldo Lúcio Tiago Filho, Sione Foliaki, Fombong Matty Fru, Tokihiko Fujimoto, Camila Rocha Galhardo, Ramon Garcia, Rinayu Garini, Carlos González, Erickl Gonzalez, Toon Goormans, Johannes G.Grijsen, Cleber Romao Grisi, Leo Guerrero, Mathias Gustavsson, Zvonimir Guzovic, Armin Hadzialic, Mohammad Hajilari, Randrianarivelo Jean de Dieu Luc Harisson, Eoin Heaney, Liu Heng, Deung-Yong Heo, Marcello Hernández, Sven Homscheid, Arian Hoxha, M.R. Ibragimova, Janis Irbe, Agustín Irizarry-Rivera, Michela Izzo, Sherab Jamtsho, Frantisek Janicek, Sergio Armando Trelles Jasso, Rim Jemli, Edy Jiménez-Toribio, Kurt Johnson, Morsha Johnson-Francis, Rán Jónsdóttir, Aaron Yancho Kaah, Furkat Kadyrov, Ramiz Kalbiyev, J.K. Kaldellis, Papias Karanganwa, Bryan Karney, Raul Pablo Karpowicz, Egidijus Kasiulis, Fredrick Kazungu, Nguy Thi Khanh, Harald Kling, Wim Klunne, John Korinihona, Igor Kovacevic, Juraj Kubica, Arun Kumar, Gianluca Lazzaro, Disashi Nyama Lemba, Zenkevich Zhanna Leonidovna, Jean-Marc Lévy, Patricia Lewin, Stelios Liaros, Roger Limoko, Galina Livingstone, Casper Lundbak, Esmenio Isabel Joao Macassa, Ewa Malicka, Ghulam Mohd Malikyar, Sharon Mandair, Ariel Marcheniagi, Miroslav Marence, Cayetano Espejo Marin, Ramon Garcia Marin, Rupeni Mario, Max Marten, Harrison Masiga, Petr Mastny, Anare Matakiviti, Leopoldo Mba, Nebiyu Bogale Mereke, Emmanuel Michael-Biririza, Lasten Mika, Jan Moravek, Conrado Moreno, Carine Mukashyaka, Tin Myint, Wimal Nadeera, N’guessan Pacôme N’Cho, Leonel Wagner Neto, Niels Nielsen, Robert Nyamvumba, Abdeen Mustafa Omer, Emna Omri, Efrain O’neil-Carrillo, Karim Osseiran, Daniel Paco, Milena Panic, Domingos Mosquito Patricio, Cláudio Moisés Paulo, Elsia Paz, Henrik Personn, Ana Milanovic Pešic, Mark Pickup, Vlad Florin Pîraianu, Jiri Pitron, Martina Prechtl-Grundnig, Nuwan Premadasa, Mairawesi Pulayasi, Peeter Raesaar, Faisal Rahadian, Mizanur Rahaman, Jorge Reyes, Lucas Rissatto, António Carmona Rodrigues, José Pablo Rojas, Irina Rotari, Vladimir Russo, Kamila Sakipova, Jorge Reyes Salazar, Alberto Sanchez, Sašo Šantl, Vahan Sargsyan, Ryspek Satylkanov, Martin Scarone, Ozturk Selvitop, Shamsuddin Shahid, Mahender Sharma, M.Hady Sherif, Manish Shrestha, Sangam Shrestha, Luciano José da Silva, Mundia Simainga, Christopher Simelum, Jérémie Sinzinkayo, Seming H. Skau, Paradis Someth, Eva Szabina Somossy, Marina Stariradeva, Janusz Steller, Phillip Stovold, Abdul-Ilah Younis Taha, Samiha Tahseen, Kati Takala, Ibrahim Ragab Mohamed Teaima, Stephan Theobold, Mikael Togeby, Petr Toman, Ernesto Torres, Bertrand Touaboy, Thierry Trouillet, Le Anh Tuan, Makhbal Tumenjargal, Eva Maate Tusiime, Philbert Tuyisenge, Jo Tyndall, Miranda Urbina, Marko Urošev, Peter Vail, Petro Vas’ko, Sandra Vatel, Carola Venegas, Akhomdeth Vongsay, David E. Weir, Harsha Wickramasinghe, Horace Williams, Mark Williams, Edmund D Wuseni, Kassius Klei Ximenes, Milena Yanuzova, Zhanna Zenkevich.

Other contributing experts were Liu Deyou, Hu Xiaobo and Lara Esser from ICSHP, Lin Ning and Li Zhiwu from the Hangzhou Regional Center (Asia-Pacific) for Small Hydro Power (HRC). Deepest gratitude is also due to Guillaume Binet, Johannes Geert Grijsen, Sergio Armando Trelles Jasso, Kurt Johnson, Furkat Kadyrov, Bryan Karney, Wim Klunne, Gianluca Lazara, Galina Livingstone, Miroslav Marence, Niels Nielsen, Janusz Steller, Phillip Stovold, who thoroughly reviewed numerous drafts and significantly improved several sections of the Report.

The Report further benefited from constructive comments by members of the WSHPDR Editorial Board, specifically Linda Church-Ciocci, National Hydropower Association (NHA) and Hydro Research Foundation, Solomone Fifita, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Motoyuki Inoue National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP), Wim Jonker Klunne, Energy and Environment Partnership (EEP), Arun Kumar, Alternate Hydro Energy Center, Pradeep Monga, UNIDO, Hongpeng Liu, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Liu Heng, Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute, András Szöllösi-Nagy, Institute for Water Education (UNESCOIHE), Tian Zhongxing, INSHP, Kuniyashi Takeuchi, International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM), Jeffrey Skeer, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Geraldo Tiago Filho, Centro Nacional de referencia em Pequenas Centrais Hidreletricas (CERPCH); by members of the UNIDO Publications Committee – Augusto Luis Alcorta Silva Santisteban, Adnan Seric, Jacek Cukrowski, Steffen Kaeser, Frank Hartwich, Alois Mhlanga, Patrick Nussbaumer, Thouraya Benmokrane and Michele Clara, as well as other UNIDO colleagues at the Department of Energy.