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A long-term vision
13 September, 2018
Africa needs a long-term vision to build infrastructure for the...
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Minimising cyber security threats on industrial control systems
Monday, June 25, 2018 by In 2017, the UK Government proposed the implementation of the Security of Networking and Information Systems (NIS) Directive, with the aim of improving the security of essential...

The psychology of safety
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by Understanding why people do things the way they do can form an invaluable basis for worker and public safety within the hydro industry. As two companies from Australia and...

Hydro open day a success
Monday, June 19, 2017 by Gilkes has announced that its recent Hydro Site open day has had a fantastic turnout.

Addressing the energy-water nexus in Southern Africa
Friday, May 19, 2017 by With vast hydrological resources, the pressure of growing population, increasing energy investments and the threat of climate change, the World Bank believes it is now time to...

Identifying and monitoring hydro investments
Thursday, March 09, 2017 by The International Hydropower Association is participating in the Climate Bonds Initiative’s Hydropower Technical Working Group.

Making collaboration work
Monday, December 05, 2016 by Cross-border water projects do exist and can be successful in South Asia, despite the region's political and economic differences. Suzanne Pritchard takes a closer look at the...

A thirsty future
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 by Freshwater scarcity will be a difficult and important challenge to overcome this century. Dam construction is seen as one solution to help increase water supplies, with the World...

The true value of infrastructure investment
Monday, July 25, 2016 by As demand for infrastructure grows and economic growth slows down, governments, infrastructure investors, project owners and sponsors are being urged to rethink the value they...

The digital battlefield
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 by Doug Wylie explains why the world’s dams are now primary targets for cyber attack.

US Federal permitting reforms - A benefit to industry?
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 by US Federal permitting reforms for major infrastructure – will they provide relief for new hydro projects? Mike Swiger and John Clements report.

Aiming for 100% renewables
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 by Reaching 100% renewable energy generation may seem like an audacious goal, advisory company Clean Edge says, but it is already happening. Hydropower has an important role to play,...

Is pumped storage hydro on the ropes in the US?
Tuesday, January 05, 2016 by Nate Sandvik shares his views on the barriers that pumped storage needs to overcome before its effective development in the US

Preparing for the future: hydro licensing
Monday, July 20, 2015 by Mike Swiger and John Clements from Van Ness Feldman give readers an indepth look at the issues facing US hydroelectric licensing.

Taking responsibility
Monday, June 15, 2015 by A report from engineering firm Poyry takes a look at how the hydropower industry is taking responsibility for environmental conservation in the 21st century, and what steps need to...

Hydropower development in Africa - does size matter?
Monday, May 11, 2015 by Hydropower, and in particular small scale hydro, has huge potential in Africa and can play an important role in bringing development to rural areas. Whereas large scale hydro can...

Driving change in the hydro sector
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 by As readers of IWP&DC will know, there is a need to get hydropower companies into the discussions that shape policy and regulations. Together, says Kate Lazarus, Senior Operations...

Raising safety standards in the field
Friday, March 13, 2015 by Gavan Murphy, Marketing Director – EMEA at Globalstar, examines the ways satellite communications can help professionals charged with overseeing major energy projects enhance the...

Putting the employer first
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 by The lack of aspirations from the younger generation toward engineering careers, coupled with a shortage of engineers, may explain why almost one third of engineering companies...

The big news - review of 2014
Tuesday, January 06, 2015 by 2014 was an interesting year for the hydropower and dams industry, with a number of stories hitting the headlines that could have far reaching effects throughout the sector....

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