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How to make hydro acceptable
10 December, 2008
Carefully established principles to help gain public acceptance for hydro projects have been put into practice in New Zealand

Still going strong: 80 years on
05 November, 2008
ICOLD president Luis Berga invites readers to help celebrate the success of the organisation over the past 80 years. But what does the future hold for the industry stalwart?

The Balkan water dance
31 October, 2008
Countries in the Balkan region are stepping towards a holistic approach to water management, writes Peter O’Neill. What opportunities could this hold for developers of dams and hydro plants?

Pulling the trigger on RTS
03 October, 2008
The International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) has published a new informative bulletin on reservoir triggered seismicity

Dam design - the effects of active faults
19 August, 2008
The implications of movements caused by active or potentially active faults passing through the foundation of a large dam, and movements of blocks in the dam foundation caused by strong earthquakes at a fault close to a dam site, are discussed by M. Wieland, A. Bozovic and R.P. Brenner with respect to the design of dams and their safety

Impact of the Sichuan earthquake
13 August, 2008
China’s hydro rich Sichuan Province was recently shaken by the country’s strongest earthquake for over 30 years. Zeping Xu, from the China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, reports on the impact of the disaster on the province’s dams and reservoirs

Assessing investment options for irrigation dams
09 July, 2008
Michailidis Anastasios and Mattas Konstadinos present a valuation study of irrigation dam investment opportunities in Greece. Using traditional and newly developed techniques, they compare investment by taking an empirical approach and show how this can be adopted to model uncertainty and managerial flexibility in irrigation dam management

Designs aspects of Deriner dam
08 July, 2008
Upon its completion in 2010, Deriner dam on the Coruh River will be the highest arch dam in Turkey. Dr Martin Wieland, Martin Aemmer and Roland Ruoss discuss how, during the dam design, the safety evaluation earthquake with a peak ground acceleration of 0.35g and the maximum flood of 10,110m3/sec had to be considered

Where did the Baby Boomers go?
18 June, 2008
One of the key concerns for the United States Society on Dams is adequate investment in the human element of the industry. Current president, Ken Steele, explains more

In safe hands
18 June, 2008
The Canadian Dam Association (CDA) has been a unifying influence and promoter of good practice across the country. Here Executive Director Barry Hurndall talks about key concerns and challenges facing the industry

Small means big in Brazil
28 May, 2008
Last month’s symposium on small hydro highlighted the latest developments and areas of particular interest in the Brazilian small hydro market. Report by Samantha White

Effects of the 12 May 2008 Sichuan earthquake on dams - preliminary assessment
20 May, 2008
As China enters its second day of mourning for the thousands of victims of the earthquake which hit Sichuan province on 12 May 2008, Dr Martin Wieland, Chairman of the ICOLD Committee On Seismic Aspects of Dam Design, presents a preliminary assessment on the effect of the quake on the area's dams.

Analysis aspects of dams subjected to strong ground shaking
03 April, 2008
Guidance on the latest methods of nonlinear seismic analyses of dams is provided by Dr Martin Wieland, Chairman, ICOLD Committee on Seismic Aspects of Dam Design

Where do we get our dam engineers?
29 February, 2008
Dams help ease the plight of millions without adequate water, sanitation or power, but there is a worrying skills shortage. Prof Andy Hughes, director of dams and reservoirs with Atkins, examines the challenge of finding the next generation of engineers

Assessing internal erosion
10 January, 2008
Hans Ronnqvist assesses the potential for internal erosion in embankment dams in Sweden, and investigates methods for identifying structures with a high potential for erosion

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