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Latest International Water Power & Dam Construction Feature

Seal of approval for Latschau
16 October, 2018
The Latschau reservoir is a hub for the hydroelectric power facilities...
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Introducing better planning for small-scale hydropower in Wales 12 October, 2018 Michael Phillips, Principal Consultant at Dulas, explains how potential changes to permitted development rights will impact small hydro projects across Wales.

Getting with the programs 05 October, 2018 ESPRIT is proving its worth for Macedonian manufacturer Brako, allowing the company’s two programmers to create 2000 programs in one year

Independent forensic investigations - reflections on Oroville Dam 04 October, 2018 John W France was the Independent Forensic Team Leader for the investigations into the 2017 Oroville Dam spillway incident. Here he gives a fascinating insight into the pressures...

Seepage detection in dams 26 September, 2018 A fibre-optic sensing based automated seepage monitoring and evaluating system has been developed by Hydroresearch in Sweden to help ensure dam safety, utilising instrumentation...

High-tech fish surveys making a splash in the Himalayas 12 September, 2018 Leeanne E. Alonso, a Biodiversity Specialist with the International Finance Corporation, gives more details about innovative and non-evasive fish documentation for assessing...

A masterful development 30 August, 2018 The importance of encouraging future generations into the infrastructure sector has been recognized by Salini Impregilo, with the company collaborating with Politecnico di...

Sustainable and resilient 16 August, 2018 The Institute of Civil Engineers has been demonstrating how geotechnical engineering can contribute to sustainability and community resilience.

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...


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