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How will hydro fare if Scotland votes yes?
01 August, 2014
On 18 September 2014 the people of Scotland are taking part in an historic vote: a vote that will have implications for the whole of the UK. The question they will answer is whether Scotland will stay in the UK - or leave and become an independent state. Suzanne Pritchard seeks representatives from both sides of the border to see how the hydro power industry may fare after the votes have been counted.
Funds for flows: financing hydropower
29 July, 2014
Finance support is increasing for a wide range of hydro developments and research. Report by Patrick Reynolds
Fracking and water supplies
19 June, 2014
Policy makers are being called upon to give greater consideration to the electricity sector’s water footprint in the UK. While across the Atlantic in North America, research has been carried out to assess the impact of hydraulic fracking upon stressed water resources and dam safety. Once again the water-energy nexus has become the focal point of attention, as Suzanne Pritchard reports.
Power list: who will infuence the hydropower sector in 2014?
25 March, 2014
Who will be helping to shape the hydropower industry in 2014? The editorial team at IWP&DC reveals a list of the people we think will have major influence on the market this year.
Public safety around dams: is it taken seriously enough?
13 March, 2014
Public safety is part of the social licence to operate dams, says Tony Bennett, Chairman of ICOLD’s Technical Committee on Public Safety Around Dams. Here he talks with Suzanne Pritchard and explains why the subject needs to be ranked as an important technical discipline alongside dam safety.