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Call for papers issued for IECS 2010
30 November, 2009
A call for papers has been issued for the 8th ICOLD European Club Symposium: Dam Safety – sustainability in a changing environment, to be held from 22-23 September 2010 in Innsbruck, Austria.

Spillway inadequacy remediation in the US
06 November, 2009
Hasan T Kocahan, Russell Wyckoff and Martin Wosnik describe the US’ experience with the Fusegate spillway control system to bring dams with undersized spillways up to current safety standards

Playing it safe in Central Asia
06 November, 2009
Many of Central Asia’s ageing large dams are located in the basins of transboundary rivers. The United Nations is leading an initiative to promote the safe operation and management of such structures in the region. Bo Libert, Erkin Orolbaev and Yuri Steklov give more details

Under the influence - 60 most influential people in the industry
06 October, 2009
Welcome to International Water Power & Dam Construction’s list of the 60 most influential people in the industry. These people have helped shape the course of the global hydro and dams business over the last 60 years. This list – in alphabetical order – is the result of nominations from contacts and readers around the world, and was decided by a panel of industry experts

China plays host to CFRD event
22 September, 2009
The first international symposium on rockfill dams is set to take place in China during October.

Lessons learnt from the Wenchuan earthquake
11 September, 2009
Several dams and power plants damaged by the earthquake which occurred in China’s Sichuan province on 12 May 2008 were visited during a joint mission of the Chinese Committee on Large Dams and ICOLD’s Committee on Seismic Aspects of Dam Design from 29 March-4 April 2009. Here, Martin Wieland and Chen Houqun discuss the unique features of this earthquake and the damage caused, while addressing the question of the earthquake being triggered by Zipingpu reservoir

Dam good celebrations
26 May, 2009
IWP&DC invited member countries of ICOLD to join in with our 60th anniversary edition, and help celebrate the international construction of dams over the past 60 years. So which dam did the following ICOLD committees believe to be their country’s most important since 1949?

Dam safety, emergency action plans and water alarm systems
03 February, 2009
Dam safety is an integral concept, which comprises structural safety, dam safety monitoring, operational safety and emergency planning, writes Martin Wieland and Rudolf Mueller

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