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Meeting dam safety standards
15 February, 2017
Colorado’s century-old Beaver Park Dam is rehabilitated to meet dam...
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A matter of perception 01 February, 2017 Public perception is often believed to be linked to the hydropower industry’s licence to operate so, ultimately, it affects us all. But what factors can help shape the public’s...

Seismic considerations 18 January, 2017 New ICOLD Bulletins are now available from the Committee on Seismic Aspects of Dam Design.

The tunnel tigers 16 January, 2017 SSE unveils a new visitor centre which will tell the story of its hydro heritage in Scotland.

Acrobatic Ibex: the story of a dam climbing goat 14 December, 2016 Alice Brambilla works at the Alpine Wildlife Research Centre in Gran Paradiso National Park in Italy. Here she tells the fascinating tale of the Alpine Ibex.

A large undertaking 05 December, 2016 IWP&DC provides an update on construction work being carried out or recently completed at selected large dam projects across the globe

Improvements planned for Spey Dam 05 December, 2016 Stephen Macintyre, Senior Environment Protection Officer at the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, gives more details about how plans are underway to improve fish passage at Spey dam.

Shining icons of progress 10 November, 2016 Since its foundation in 1923, the Turkish Republic has built more than 800 dams across its territory to regulate floods, provide water and produce electricity. Built on the...

Could dams replace melting European glaciers? 17 October, 2016 Water management in reservoirs could substantially mitigate future summer water shortages which are anticipated as a consequence of ongoing glacier retreat. A recent study by Swiss...

Working together 17 October, 2016 With support from the Australian government, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) has helped launch the first working group for Myanmar’s hydropower sector, following the launch...

Upgrading Kangaroo Creek Dam 12 October, 2016 Paul Maisano, Water Storage Team Leader for GHD in Victoria, Australia; and Angus Paton, Manager of Asset Management at the South Australian Water Corporation, give details about...

Whooshh: A new era in fish passage 31 August, 2016 The principles behind a unique innovation that started out life as a way of transporting delicate tree fruit has been transferred to fish and aims to revolutionise fish passage at US dams.

A core mission 12 August, 2016 Eighty years ago Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in the US was tasked with the mission to provide flood control, improve navigation and generate affordable electricity for the people...


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