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The future for hydro - roundtable discussion
02 March, 2015
Suzanne Pritchard talked to key members of the hydropower industry to discover what they think the future holds for hydropower

Internal affairs
08 October, 2014
ICOLD’s Annual Meeting was recently held in Bali, Indonesia in June 2014. The event was well attended with over 1500 delegates. The lively meeting had many technical committees; up to six concurrent sessions took place at the symposium, and several innovative Knowledge Transfer Workshops helped colleagues share information from newly completed ICOLD guidance Bulletins. Technical tours included visiting the Titab Dam which is currently under construction as well as other dams on the Indonesian islands. A summary of the meeting, including details on the new ICOLD Bulletin on internal erosion, is given below.

Milestone reached at Xayaburi with first major gate installation
02 September, 2014
After a lengthy process of preparation, the first significant hydraulic steel structures are being installed by the Whessoe/KGAL team at the 1285MW Xayaburi hydroelectric project in Northern Laos.

Oxford study on large dams: the right to reply
25 June, 2014
Members of the dam industry have expressed their concern about a recent study from the University of Oxford on large dams. They claim it is unrepresentative; questioning the methodology used and the subjective conclusions it makes. Here they have their say.

Working on levees and embankments
28 April, 2014
John Wolfhope and Mike Shiflett from Freese and Nichols give a brief overview of an ICOLD workshop on earthen embankments and levees

Power list: who will infuence the hydropower sector in 2014?
25 March, 2014
Who will be helping to shape the hydropower industry in 2014? The editorial team at IWP&DC reveals a list of the people we think will have major influence on the market this year.

Public safety around dams: is it taken seriously enough?
13 March, 2014
Public safety is part of the social licence to operate dams, says Tony Bennett, Chairman of ICOLD’s Technical Committee on Public Safety Around Dams. Here he talks with Suzanne Pritchard and explains why the subject needs to be ranked as an important technical discipline alongside dam safety.

Reaching new heights at San Vicente
09 September, 2013
As the San Vicente Dam Raise Project nears completion, Glenn S. Tarbox, Gerard E. Reed III and J. Wade Griffis provides details on the largest raise of a concrete dam in the US, and the highest raise using RCC in the world

Seismic design of major components
22 April, 2013
Martin Wieland presents details on the seismic design and safety aspects of bottom outlets, spillways, intake structures, penstocks and switchyards of large dam projects.

Sharing international experiences in CFRDs
18 January, 2013
Professor Bayardo Materon is the president of the International Society of CFRDs. Here he tells IWP&DC more about the role of the society, and takes a closer look at recent developments in this part of the dam construction industry.

Spotlight on RCC
17 January, 2013
Ted Warren highlights some major RCC projects worldwide and explains what he thinks are the essential ingredients for building a successful project.

Seismic aspects of underground structures
22 June, 2012
Dr Martin Wieland discusses the seismic design and performance criteria of underground structures of hydropower plants in a qualitative way on the basis of the seismic safety criteria applicable to large dams, approved by the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD).

Webcasts expand education offering
30 November, 2011
With live webcasts of a selection of papers at Dam Safety 2011 in September, the ASDSO expanded its distance education offering, reports Patrick Reynolds

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