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Mass resignations at Manitoba Hydro Board
Several members of the Manitoba Hydro-Electric Board have resigned, claiming that the government of Manitoba has lost confidence in the board.
Panel of experts wanted for Lesotho Highlands Water Project Phase II
The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) is inviting Expressions of Interest from engineering specialists interested in serving on the Panel of Experts for Phase II of...
New director for California DWR in wake of Oroville report
Karla Nemeth has been appointed the director of the California Department of Water Resources following the exit of previous director Grant Davis, shortly after the release of...
IHA Board election results announced
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced the results of the 2017-2019 IHA Board elections.
Ken Hansen receives lifetime achievement award from USSD
Kenneth D. (Ken) Hansen has been selected by the US Society on Dams (USSD) to receive its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. Ken Hansen is one of the most widely recognized...
Gessesse to lead MWH’s hydropower operations in East Africa
MWH, now part of Stantec, a global engineering, consulting and construction firm, has appointed Aklile Gessesse to lead the company’s waterpower and dams group in Ethiopia. Gessesse...
MWH names David Rupay as new leader of Canadian hydropower operations
MWH, now part of Stantec, has announced it has hired David Rupay to lead the company’s Canadian hydropower and dam operations. Rupay will serve as the client service manager – Canada...
New president for Brüel & Kjær Vibro
Brüel & Kjær Vibro, supplier of machine protection and condition monitoring systems and solutions for rotating machinery, has named Roderik Wiedemeier as President and Managing Director.
Rick Miller receives Dr. Kenneth Henwood Award
One of the hydropower industry’s most prestigious awards has been given to Rick Miller, in recognition of his dedication to hydropower throughout his career, which has spanned nearly...
Dam honours in hall of fame
The National Inventors Hall of Fame, in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), has announced that the 2016 inductees include Harriet Strong.
US hydro industry mourns death of Julie Keil
Julie A Keil, a prominent figure in the US hydro industry for many years, sadly died on 24 November. Her most recent posts were held at GEI consultants and as chair of the Low...
Dambuster medal auction will help build lifesaving sand dam
The Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) and Bar awarded to Flight Lieutenant John Vere, who subsequently became one of the central figures of the legendary Dambusters raid in 1943, is to...
HR Wallingford scientist receives US government award for heroism
HR Wallingford’s Professor Andrew Manning has been awarded the Exemplary Act Award by the US Department of the Interior’s US Geological Survey (USGS), in recognition of a heroic act...
IHA Board results announced
The International Hydropower Association has announced the results of the recent election of the association Board, with members to serve for the period to October 2017.
John Briscoe dies at 66
John Briscoe, a leading authority on water resources and great friend to many in the industry, has sadly died aged 66 following a long illness.
IHA introduces Mosonyi Award 2015, calls for proposals
The International Hydropower Association has launched the Mosonyi Award for excellence in hydropower to recognise outstanding contributions to the sector, and is now accepting...
Take the next step on your career ladder via our LinkedIn group
Are you looking to move up in your career, or want to take on a new challenge in your working life? Then why not take a look at the jobs section on International Water Power &...
Winternitz joins GEI Consultants
GEI Consultants has announced that Leo H Winternitz has joined the firm in its Rancho Cordova, California office to provide expert advisory services on waterways restoration,...
Pacific Hydro appoints new CEO
The Board of energy company Pacific Hydro has appointed Michael Fuge as CEO, effective early July 2014.
Magnus Hall named new President and CEO of Vattenfall
Vattenfall's Board of Directors has appointed Magnus Hall as the new President and CEO of the Swedish utility, succeeding Øystein Løseth.