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Climate threats and Asia's power supply
12 April, 2024
Climate change and water resource management are at the heart of discussions taking place within the dams and hydropower industry across Asia

Digital ocean
04 April, 2024
At the forefront of digital innovation, Iliad creates advanced digital twins of the ocean, fostering a more sustainable marine environment. With 22 pilot sites addressing diverse challenges, Iliad’s technology empowers stakeholders, supports environmental initiatives, and aligns with the EU Mission Ocean’s vision for a healthier ocean by 2030

Protecting hydropower: The role of cloud forests and bonds
25 March, 2024
Hydropower’s dependence on cloud forests, and the role they play in freshwater provision across 25 countries, has raised concerns about increasing vulnerability to deforestation and climate change. To help address this, a recent report has proposed mobilising cloud forest protection payments for hydropower projects and other users that benefit from such unprotected forests.

Reviving history with modern ingenuity
19 March, 2024
Gilkes explains how it employed innovative 3D scanning, CAD modelling, and modern materials to resurrect a 90-year-old turbine, addressing unforeseen challenges and enhancing performance, while preserving historical authenticity in the heart of an 18th-century building

Specialised workwear for hydro workers
13 March, 2024
Nick Warrick from All Seasons Uniforms in the US explains why it is important to choose the most effective Personal Protective Equipment to keep hydro workers safe

Women in Sustainable Hydropower: Case Studies
08 March, 2024
The International Hydropower Association is celebrating Women in Sustainable Hydropower this International Women’s Day. This article features case studies of women trailblazing in the hydropower sector from around the world.

At grass roots level
07 March, 2024
A seminar presented by the British Dam Society gave an insight into the use of vegetation as an engineering material, and explained how grass cover on embankment dams and levees can help improve resilience to deal with increasing stresses

A bright future ahead
07 March, 2024
Inspired by Norway’s maritime heritage, Ocean Sun has developed a patented solution for a floating power system with solar panels mounted on a thin hydro elastic membrane

Fuelling the future
29 February, 2024
Initiatives from the NHA, IHA, and Drax aim to inspire and equip the next generation for a sustainable career in hydropower

Global floods: Need for resilient infrastructure amid escalating climate crisis
21 February, 2024
Filip Stefanovic discusses the importance of durable environmental protection solutions during extreme weather conditions

Empowering Africa’s green future
14 February, 2024
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board has recently granted approval for a $50 million equity allocation to REPP 2, a new debt fund focused on catalyzing investments in the rapidly growing renewable energy sector in Sub-Saharan Africa. REPP 2 is being developed by climate and impact fund manager Camco and is designed as a $250 million fund aiming to generate substantial climate, economic, and gender-related impacts while ensuring viable returns for investors. IWP&DC spoke to Camco’s Investment Director Ben Hugues to discover how this private debt fund is unlocking the potential of sustainable energy for a brighter, greener future across the continent

Dam safety observations
12 February, 2024
Dr Martin Wieland highlights how important it is to keep repeating dam safety lessons, especially if the messages are not being received clearly enough

A new path forward: Q&A with FirstLight’s Justin Trudell
02 February, 2024
In an exclusive interview, Justin Trudell, newly appointed President and CEO at FirstLight, discusses the company's 2024 priorities, solar and storage initiatives, hydropower's evolving role, new ventures, and the critical importance of workforce development and diversity.

The power of AI for safer construction
25 January, 2024
Discover how AI collision avoidance systems not only eliminate the risk of people-plant interface on complex construction sites but could also usher in efficiency gains and productivity across the industry

Powering on with full force
19 January, 2024
A new groundbreaking report is taking a pivotal step towards driving change in the hydropower sector, where women remain significantly underrepresented and there is an urgent need for addressing gender equality

Hydro pros reflect and predict
16 January, 2024
IWP&DC asked members of the hydro industry to share their experiences from the past 12 months, and give an insight into what the new year may hold for them

HDPE floating structures: adaptable and robust
11 January, 2024
Pacific Netting Products provides HDPE floating structures to the industry. From co-extrusion processes to the adaptability of MultiFunction Booms and the robustness of SafeGuard Booms, explore the practicalities of PNP’s approach to dam operations and associated fields

Dam disaster highlights climate and safety concerns
05 January, 2024
The recent Libyan dam failures have highlighted how climate change continues to intensify the severity of weather-related disasters, and why dam safety should be pushed to the top of the agenda worldwide. Report by Suzanne Pritchard.

Helping small hydro make a bigger impact
20 December, 2023
The World Small Hydropower Development Report has been described as the most comprehensive report which has gone above and beyond in its latest edition. In this collaboration between the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation and the International Centre on Small Hydro Power, small hydro’s status and future potential are assessed, while the impacts of climate change and a thought-provoking look at how small hydro can help to close the gender gap, are also highlighted

Historically harnessing tidal power
15 December, 2023
For over 900 years millers have been harnessing the power of the tides in Eling Creek to grind wheat into flour at Eling Tide Mill in England. Here miller Pete Ramm gives an insight to the historical project which is currently in need of refurbishment

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