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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

Guarding against repetition
03 November, 2011
The floods which devastated the Australian state of Queensland in January 2011 have been described as the worst in living memory. Dam owner and operator Seqwater played an integral role throughout the flood event, and has been key to the subsequent investigation which is now taking place. Suzanne Pritchard reports on how the Queensland flood inquiry is striving to ensure that history never repeats.

Lessons learned from the earthquake performance of concrete dams
27 September, 2011
In an update to a 1979 paper on the response of concrete dams to earthquakes, Kenneth D Hansen and Larry K Nuss present details on the earthquake performance of six dams, and discuss their significance for the dam engineering profession

Taking advantage of RCC
27 September, 2011
Ted Warren discusses the history of roller compacted concrete (RCC) dam construction and its various applications and advantages to gravity dam design and construction

Small dams: a big cause for concern in Vietnam
20 May, 2011
Research from a rural commune has demonstrated the need for adequate risk based assessment, responsibility and accountability for small dam safety management in Vietnam. Tuyet Thi Dam, Dr John D Pisaniello and Professor Roger L Burritt explain why the importance of small dam safety should not be underestimated

Influencing engineering
21 February, 2011
To celebrate the importance of the dam engineering sector, we’ve compiled a list of the 20 people we believe have made the biggest difference to the sector over the last 10 years. This list – in alphabetical order – was compiled using nominations from contacts and readers around the world, and was decided by the IWP&DC editorial team and industry experts

PK Weirs in Vietnam
26 January, 2011
In addition to their application on some dam upgrades in France, Piano Key Weirs are being increasingly researched as well as employed on new projects in Vietnam. Report by Patrick Reynolds

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