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Learning from the US experience
11 December, 1998
Information that improves the understanding of dams and their performance is at a premium. As Martin McCann* explains, the US National Performance of Dams Programme is an aggressive effort to establish a valuable engineering resource, with the participation of dam owners, regulatory officials and engineers

To sustain and protact
11 December, 1998
Thomas Vladut* calls on the dam industry to seize the initiative, and ensure that dams and hydro plants are recognised as examples of sustainable development

A good report for research?
10 August, 1998
A I B Moffat* considers the best way of ensuring that research is of maximum usefulness

Spotlight on refurbishment
10 August, 1998
G P Sims, chairman of the ICOLD Committee on Rehabilitation of Dams, explains the fundamental principles behind refurbishing hydro power facilities

Allocate, investigate, communicate
09 July, 1998
The question of dam safety is coming under scrutiny from all sides. Engineers should respond by directing their efforts efficiently and making their decisions transparent, as Janet Wood heard at a recent meeting on dam safety

ICOLD welcomes World Commission on Dams
10 June, 1998

A unique opportunity
11 May, 1998
Large dam projects cause furious debate. The World Commission on Dams was formed in November 1997 to help balance energy needs and environmental concerns in such projects. Richard E Bissell* explains the Commission’s genesis and goals

Investing in Albania’s hydro riches
10 March, 1998
Albania’s per capita hydro potential is one of the largest in Europe. Professor Luan Trola* explains how it is being exploited.

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