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Can a hydraulic fishway save migratory fish, water and money?
21 September, 2023
Finnish fishway innovator Fishheart claims nimble device solves several problems for hydropower plants – and has the test results to prove it

Comparing vulnerabilities of CFRDs and ECRDs
15 September, 2023
Concrete-faced rockfill dams (CFRD) have been the preferred dam type for high embankment dams for almost fifty years. They are claimed to be the safest dam type by their proponents. Here, Martin Wieland discusses the vulnerabilities of CFRDs and provides a comparison with earth core rockfill dams (ECRD) – the dam type which was replaced by CFRDs

Water engineering in Poland
07 September, 2023
Jan Winter, Agnieszka Dabska and Bartosz Bednarz present a brief historical outline of the development of hydraulic engineering in Poland, and discuss the most interesting monuments in the country, with a focus on waterways, dams and reservoirs built for flood protection and economic purposes, including energy generation

Upgrading dam safety systems
23 August, 2023
Canary Systems upgraded dam safety systems at the Rocky Mountain hydroelectric plant and the Kentucky lock and dam. It provided real-time monitoring and improved decision-making using automated data acquisition equipment, software, and comprehensive databases

Addressing the growing threat of cyber attacks
07 August, 2023
With a new survey finding that only a small minority of companies are ready to defend against cybersecurity threats, experts are warning against the danger of complacency

Training the next civil engineers
31 July, 2023
Del Shannon shares his views on why he thinks we should be changing the way we educate and train our civil engineers

Sharing dam safety experiences
21 July, 2023
Richard Herweynen, Technical Director of Water at Entura, and Amanda Ashworth, Director of Strategy, Sales and Commercial, and Manager of the Entura clean energy and water institute, give an insight into their dam safety experiences

Welsh Water invests in Craig Goch Dam maintenance
11 July, 2023
Welsh Water has been carrying out essential maintenance work to protect and future-proof Craig Goch Dam

Unlocking Central Asia's untapped small hydropower potential
06 July, 2023
A pioneering initiative funded by the European Union, Hydro4U aims to demonstrate the viability of sustainable small hydropower in Central Asia. With the region boasting the world's second largest small hydro potential, yet only 0.8% development, Hydro4U seeks to break down barriers posed by complex factors such as extreme weather and water allocation conflicts.

Safety and sustainability at Meninting Dam project
27 June, 2023
PT Hutama Karya (Persero) is using digital monitoring software to revolutionize their surveying and data collection and promote sustainability at the Meninting Dam Project, a key national infrastructure project in Indonesia. Report by Aude Camus, senior product marketing manager, reality modeling at Bentley Systems

Drone technology takes flight: working on dam safety inspections
22 June, 2023
Drone technology is playing an increasingly larger role within dam safety inspections

Snapshot of the US hydropower market
08 June, 2023
Elizabeth A. Ingram discusses some of the market factors driving hydropower’s role and future in the United States energy system and provides insight on what the future might look like if current plans are brought to fruition.

New hydro for South Georgia
05 June, 2023
A second Gilkes turbine has been installed on the island of South Georgia in the South Atlantic Ocean

Time for change? Discussing project implementation in Africa
24 May, 2023
Dr Quentin Shaw, Director of ARQ Consulting Engineers and ICOLD Vice-President for the Africa Zone, shares his experiences in the industry and comments on the development of dams in Africa, explaining why he believes it is time to change project implementation models in the region

A satellite remote sensing perspective on water resources
19 May, 2023
Satellite monitoring can provide unprecedented insight into the impact of water resource projects on vulnerable indigenous populations of the world. This study focuses on the Belo Monte Project and the Xingu people of the Amazon.

A need to reassess dam safety
11 May, 2023
Climate change is only one of many natural and man-made hazards which are changing with time, and must be taken into account in dam safety assessments. Martin Wieland explains why there is an urgent need to evaluate the seismic safety of existing dams.

Can hydropower resolve the energy crisis?
04 May, 2023
If sustainable hydropower is to fulfil its critical role in future energy systems, the industry needs to move forward and learn from past mistakes.

The important role engineers can play in green finance initiatives
27 April, 2023
The Institution of Civil Engineers has highlighted the important roles that engineers can play in the green finance space.

Understanding the value of sediment
06 April, 2023
Sedimentation research is being carried out worldwide

Important conferences and meetings in the hydropower and dams industry in 2023
30 March, 2023
The hydropower industry is constantly evolving and advancing, and as such, conferences and meetings are essential for professionals and stakeholders to gather, network, and discuss the latest developments in the field. In 2023, there are several important conferences and meetings in the hydropower industry that professionals should be aware of.

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