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Engineering education
01 December, 2002
Dr Wendy Daniell explains why it is important for engineering practitioners and researchers to promote their profession to young people

Preparing for El Niño
01 December, 2002
Thanks to El Nino effects at the lower Piura scheme, estimates of the 100-year and 250-year design flood at the Chira-Piura project were far too low. César Alvarado Ancieta explains how the project is being upgraded

Call for papers released for ICOLD workshop
01 December, 2002

Call for papers released for ICOLD workshop
25 November, 2002
A call for papers has been issued for the Seventh International Benchmark Workshop on Numerical Analysis of Dams, to be held from 24-26 September 2003 in Bucharest, Romania.

Making seismic connections
04 November, 2002
The last time ICOLD addressed seismic concerns at one of its congresses was in 1979. However, as Benedict H Fan says, seismic concerns still command attention from the dam engineering profession

Taking the risk
04 November, 2002
Is risk assessment in the hydro industry really worth the effort? A session at the recent Hydrovision 2002 conference in the US aimed to find out, as Carrieann Davies reports

Canada flies the flag for ICOLD
04 August, 2002
Tony Rosato, vice-president of SNC Lavalin's energy division in Canada, looks at the financing of dam projects worldwide and how it fits in to the ICOLD Congress in 2003

04 July, 2002
Worldwide water demand is rising but reservoir storage capacities across the globe are dwindling. The importance of sediment management in catchment areas has never been as critical. Suzanne Pritchard reports

Dam industry mourns loss of colleague
04 July, 2002
Geoff Sims sadly died on 13 June 2002. He was a well-respected member of the dams industry and will be missed by those who had the pleasure of working with him

In memory of Geoff Sims
27 June, 2002
Geoff Sims, former vice president of ICOLD and chairman of the Rehabilitation and Maintenance Committee sadly died on 13 June 2002.

Small dams at high risk?
04 April, 2002
In a special report from New Delhi, Peter O'Neill highlights growing concern about the potential for small dam failures across Asia

From the Editor
02 March, 2002

Taking up the call... improving seismic dam safety
02 March, 2002
We cannot ignore the call for increasing the safety of existing dam projects, says Martin Wieland, chairman of ICOLD's Committee on Seismic Aspects of Dam Design. If we do, opponents of new dams will use concerns over earthquake safety to their advantage

Engineering scholarship dedicated to the memory of T W Mermel
02 March, 2002

URHP keynote speech - part 1
16 January, 2002
Uprating and Refubishing Hydro Power Plants VIII (URHP) - the conference organised by International Water Power and Dam Construction and CZCOLD - was held recently in the Czech Republic's picturesque city of Prague.

URHP keynote speech - part 2
16 January, 2002
6 IMPROVING PROJECT OUTPUT 6.1 Introduction For many of you attending this conference, this subject is the most important in your professional lives. The strictly technical means of improving output is central to Theme D of this conference.

Down in Tasmania
01 January, 2002
Richard Herweynen from Hydro Tasmania traces the development of CFRDs in Australia's island state

A fruitful experience in Prague
01 January, 2002
Strictly utilitarian approaches to hydro uprating and refurbishment are a thing of the past. An appreciation of much broader issues and improved communication with all stakeholders are as vital as a good technical knowledge. At IWP&DC's conference, URHP VIII, delegates were introduced to new approaches to successful uprating and refurbishment. Suzanne Pritchard reports

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