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How to avoid the digital traps of the 21st century
11 September, 2017
Energy companies and water utilities must treat cyber risks as permanent...
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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...

Welcome to the Batcave 12 July, 2017 A lithium-ion battery and hydropower are working together in the Nordics in an effort to prevent the premature wear and tear of turbines.

Enabling sustainable growth 15 June, 2017 The Opuha Dam project in New Zealand is described as being a great success story for the economic prosperity of the region, enabling the development of a robust agricultural...

An optimistic picture 01 June, 2017 New research from Oxford University looks at how Chinese dam builders are increasingly adopting international construction standards in response to dam opposition.

Installing hydro for Welsh Water 11 May, 2017 Crispin Angood, Senior Project Manager at Dulas, gives an insight into two new hydropower plants in Conway County, North Wales.

Is pumped storage the key to increasing renewables in Australia? 20 April, 2017 Recent electricity price spikes and a state-wide blackout in South Australia have highlighted the need for reliable power to balance the potential volatility of some renewable...

Deep at Mosul 06 April, 2017 Mosul dam, in Iraq, has major ongoing grouting needs. Italian contractor Trevi is performing the vital cut-off wall improvements. Report by Patrick Reynolds

Hydropower’s inherent risk factors 09 March, 2017 Thomas Dietler, Martin Wieland and Martin Fuchs from Poyry give an insight into the natural hazard considerations in hydro power development.

Meeting dam safety standards 15 February, 2017 Colorado’s century-old Beaver Park Dam is rehabilitated to meet dam safety standards. By Douglas Yadon, John Clark and Matthew Gavin

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.

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