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Sustainable and resilient
16 August, 2018
The Institute of Civil Engineers has been demonstrating how...
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Look me in the eye 10 July, 2018 How can the hydro industry tackle concerns and emotions around proposed hydropower and dam developments? And how can it communicate the holistic nature and positive aspects of...

Unmanned systems present new opportunities 10 July, 2018 Stephen Ferretti of Martac Commercial presents details of a new method to survey bathymetry and inspect water structures, and details how it was used on the Keokuk Dam in the US.

Integrated geohazard assessments to aid resilience of hydropower infrastructure 27 June, 2018 Professor John M Reynolds explains why he believes an Integrated Geohazard Assessment (IGA) should be undertaken as part of both best practice and sensible due diligence in...

Hydro impacts on land use 27 June, 2018 Researchers have recently modelled net land occupation of Norwegian hydropower reservoirs for use in life cycle assessment.

Small hydropower plants defy what is meant by “small” 25 June, 2018 University of Washington researchers have published their first major assessment of small hydropower plants around the world and highlight the variability in how dams of varying sizes...

A workplace for women 17 May, 2018 Tracey Williamson is the first female Chair of the British Dam Society; she is quite certain she will not be the last. However, to ensure that encouraging women into civil engineering...

Digital transformation 16 April, 2018 GE Renewable Energy is to support the digitization of EDP’s hydropower fleet in Spain and Portugal as part of a wider deal that covers the operations and maintenance of all EDP’s...

DRIP by DRIP 15 March, 2018 Dam safety has become a focal point of attention across India, where the World Bank is supporting an initiative to assist with rehabilitation, safety and project management.

Safety is no accident 12 March, 2018 The prevention of tailings dam disasters is described as being an ambitious and challenging goal, made more difficult by the competitive, international and cyclical nature of the...

The modern dam engineer 15 February, 2018 Like many industries, the dam industry is influenced by both internal and external factors which can prompt change. IWP&DC was interested in finding out if such elements have affected...

Exploring the future of robotics 14 February, 2018 Are more female students showing an interest in underwater robotics?

Integrating energy storage 25 January, 2018 IWP&DC talks to John Jung, President and Chief Executive Officer of Greensmith Energy Management Systems Inc, about a new 4MW energy storage system to be integrated with the Buck...

Island paradise 17 January, 2018 Andrew Bird from Stantec explains how the island of Samoa in the Pacific Ocean has proven itself as a leader in small hydro and the global fight against climate change

Bridging the data gaps 04 January, 2018 The development of a modelling package will help developing countries to make more informed decisions about small hydropower potential, and the future impacts of climate change.

EDF to install Eco-flow Turbinator 15 November, 2017 The Turbinator is a compact small hydro turbine with an integrated permanent magnetised generator. Following successful installations in Norway, CleanPower is now focusing on the...

Turning hydro dreams into reality 15 November, 2017 IWP&DC interviews Alistair Marsden, Sales & Marketing Director at renewable energy developer and consultancy Dulas about the role of hydropower in the UK.

A global challenge 12 October, 2017 Riverlab is a research group based at the University of California Berkeley College of Environmental Design in the US. Led by Professor GM Kondolf, Riverlab strives to inform...

How to avoid the digital traps of the 21st century 11 September, 2017 Energy companies and water utilities must treat cyber risks as permanent and persistent risks to their entire enterprise, and develop an organisation-wide cyber strategy to...

The Oroville Incident – an opportunity for dam safety 12 July, 2017 Martin W. McCann, Jr is Director of the National Performance of Dams Programme in the US. Here he talks about what why we should view the recent spillway failure at Oroville Dam as...


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