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Large dams face around 26% loss of storage by 2050 says new research
13 January, 2023
Large dams worldwide have lost an estimated 13% to 19% of their combined original storage capacity as a result of trapped sediment, with that number set to rise to 23% to 28% by 2050, new UN research warns.
Training – more relevant than ever
12 January, 2023
As the clean energy transition gains momentum, and with an ever-increasing pressure on existing water resources and evolving best practices, there has never been a more important time to build skills and capacity within the water power and dams industry. IWP&DC asked members of the industry to share their thoughts on why training is now more relevant than ever.
EGP’s Dam Behavior platform validated at international workshop
28 July, 2022
Enel Green Power’s data driven predictive platform Dam Behavior was validated at the 16th International Benchmark Workshop on Numerical Analysis of Dams, which was organized in Slovenia by ICOLD, the company has announced.
Satellite sediment management
11 March, 2022
HYPOS is a new toolbox that enables sediment management to be powered by satellite technology and helps hydropower planners and managers overcome the challenges posed by sedimentation.
Dam development in Indonesia
14 September, 2021
Members of the Indonesia National Committee on Large Dams give an overview of recent activity across the country’s dam industry
Going global: the 2021 World Hydropower Congress
06 September, 2021
The stage is set for the world’s premier hydropower event, which is now accessible to all
Safety management of dams – the Australian practice
03 June, 2021
Dr Gamini Adikari and Natalie Kho of SMEC present details on dam safety practice and legislation in Australia
24 February, 2021
IWP&DC spoke with Devendra Kumar Sharma, Vice President of the International Commission on Large Dams, and President of the Indian Committee on Large Dams, about current and future dam building in India
Hydropower over the next decade
15 April, 2020
Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, IWP&DC asked members of the industry for their thoughts on what the next decade may entail for hydropower development across the globe.
Guiding seismic safety
03 April, 2020
Martin Wieland has celebrated 20 years as Chairman of the ICOLD Committee on Seismic Aspects of Dam Design. Here he reflects on past achievements in this important area of work, and asks what can be expected in the future?