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14 July, 2021
SafeAI is accelerating autonomy in the construction and mining industries. Here the company explains how it is retrofitting heavy equipment with autonomous hardware and software to help the construction and mining sector create smarter, safer, more productive sites. Report by Bibhrajit Halder, Founder & CEO
Combining smart pressure control with micro hydro tech
07 July, 2021
A new pressure reducing valve that combines smart pressure control with micro hydro technology has been developed to meet both the water and energy challenges facing water utilities. Jennifer Allen Newton, President of Bluehouse Consulting Group, reports
The legacy of large dams
02 July, 2021
The role of large dam development and the interplay between water supply and water demand has been examined in a recent paper focusing on the US.
New era for green investment
23 June, 2021
The Climate Bonds Standard has launched new hydropower criteria for sustainable projects. Certification for hydropower is now formally available for issuers of green debt products across all markets.
Microseismic monitoring technique for dams and reservoirs
09 June, 2021
Microseismic technology applies high sensitivity geophones to monitor ground motions around them and wave propagation velocity change in the medium. Report by Camilla Tavares Rodrigues, Amanda Queiroz de Paula, Leonardo Santana Dias and Marilene Lopes Araújo of Tetra Tech South America
Developing New Hope
09 June, 2021
Shakeel Pervez presents details on a new concept for power generation and fluid transfer – named New Hope
Safety management of dams – the Australian practice
03 June, 2021
Dr Gamini Adikari and Natalie Kho of SMEC present details on dam safety practice and legislation in Australia
In the eye of the storm
25 May, 2021
The International Network for Storm Surge Barriers helps its members deal with common challenges to facilitate continuous improvement in the design, management, maintenance and performance of Storm Surge Barriers around the world.
Unlocking African potential
19 May, 2021
As part of the recent Digital Energy Festival for Africa, discussion presented by the Africa Energy Forum focused on overcoming development and environmental challenges to unlock hydropower potential across the region. Suzanne Pritchard reports
Discontinuance or adaptation?
10 May, 2021
A recent webinar hosted by the British Dam Society discusses managing reservoir assets and options for either remedial works or discontinuance.
05 May, 2021
Sabrina Kost, Acting Group Manager for SMEC's Sydney Tunnels team, shares her vast expertise and insights into the tunnelling industry, and explains what it takes to become a global tunnelling expert
Maintaining the path to safety
27 April, 2021
Effective and regular maintenance practices are an important component of good dam safety programmes. Any existing structural deficiencies or delays will create additional vulnerabilities as extreme weather events become more commonplace with climate change. Report by Suzanne Pritchard.
On the way to fish-friendly hydropower
22 April, 2021
Modern hydroelectric power plants do not always protect fish more effectively than conventional ones. A research team at the Technical University of Munich has systematically studied how different types of power plants affect various fish species and their habitats. They say their detailed findings can improve future planning as well as retrofitting of existing plants.
14 April, 2021
A number of hydropower projects are implementing digital solutions to improve maintenance and operations, as new deals are struck to expand the use of digital technology
Storage boosts hydro usage for Alaskan microgrid
07 April, 2021
Jim McDowall, Saft Senior Technical Advisor, explains how a small salmon fishing town in Alaska has implemented a grid-scale 1 MW energy storage system (ESS) to reduce its reliance on diesel generators.
Lessons from tidal energy tripod decommissioning
01 April, 2021
Lessons learnt from tidal energy tripod decommissioning have been shared by the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)
Development of the ODINBoom
29 March, 2021
Paul Meeks of Worthington Waterway Barriers spoke to IWP&DC about the development of the ODINBoom HDPE
Welsh dismay as hydro support axed
12 March, 2021
Welsh government ministers have been accused of abandoning small hydro operators after scrapping a crucial business grant.
Collaborations and commissioning
05 March, 2021
A number of firms and organisations are working together to push forward the development of wave and tidal power projects, while investments are being secured for new projects and other schemes are demonstrating their feasibility.
Smashing the glass ceiling
03 March, 2021
Rachel Gray from Newcastle College looks at how STEM stereotypes need to change to encourage more women into the sector.