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Risk: the big picture
01 December, 2002
Seismic modelling at the UK's University of Bristol is taking a system approach, with one programme assessing seismic with other long term risks

Winning on penalties
01 December, 2002
High availability was the first requirement when the Grossraming plant in Austria was refurbished. The solution was model testing, redundancy and standardised equipment

Engineering education
01 December, 2002
Dr Wendy Daniell explains why it is important for engineering practitioners and researchers to promote their profession to young people

When the wind blows
01 December, 2002
The Midlands dam in Mauritius has been completed on-schedule, although the site is in an area prone to cyclones

Preparing for El Niño
01 December, 2002
Thanks to El Nino effects at the lower Piura scheme, estimates of the 100-year and 250-year design flood at the Chira-Piura project were far too low. César Alvarado Ancieta explains how the project is being upgraded

From waste of time to valuable resource
01 December, 2002
An impact assessment carried out to modern standards can more than save its cost in avoiding delays and keeping stakeholders on side, as Lee Doran explains

Testing times for tidal power
01 December, 2002
Janet Wood presents a guide to the wave and tidal power designs soon to be tested in UK seas

Taking note of RCC
01 December, 2002
IWP&DC reports on experiences shared at the RCC 2002 international seminar, held from 14-18 October in Colorado, US

A valuable tool
04 November, 2002
The skills of a diamond wire sawing contractor were required for modifications to Bo dam in Japan

A monster repair job
04 November, 2002
When the Foyers hydroelectric power station at Loch Ness in Scotland, UK, had a sudden problem with one of its two lower-works water tunnels, it was vital to remedy the fault and reinstate the line in the shortest possible timescale.

Making seismic connections
04 November, 2002
The last time ICOLD addressed seismic concerns at one of its congresses was in 1979. However, as Benedict H Fan says, seismic concerns still command attention from the dam engineering profession

A measure of success
04 November, 2002
To incentivise disinterested private developers in the Indian hydro sector, the government issued a new hydro policy in 1998. But as IM Sahai reports, the different measures have not been as enticing as first hoped

Fish-friendly application
04 November, 2002
Using the latest CFD technology, the US Army Corps of Engineers has been working to improve the design of Bonneville dam to increase survival rates of migrating fish

Taking the risk
04 November, 2002
Is risk assessment in the hydro industry really worth the effort? A session at the recent Hydrovision 2002 conference in the US aimed to find out, as Carrieann Davies reports

Full of pumped potential
04 November, 2002
Although hydro's share of the Japanese power generation mix may be declining, the country continues to value pumped storage projects. David Hayes reports

A new era for mini hydro?
04 November, 2002
The financial responsibility which developers have to bear for new connections of distributed generation can restrict the growth of mini hydro in liberalised markets. But now two new techniques could facilitate the connection of mini hydro projects

Following the plan
04 November, 2002
Stephen Watson reports on developments in the water use planning process in place at the Ash river hydroelectric facility in British Columbia

One way...or another
04 October, 2002
Publicly funded hydro, or privately funded - does it really make a difference when it comes to serving the public interest? Carrieann Davies reports on some very different views in the hydroelectric industry

It's all about the money
04 October, 2002
Douglas Bennet takes a look at some of the financing options available to project developers in today's hydro industry

Developing Mphanda Nkuwa
04 October, 2002
IWP&DC reports on the Mphanda Nkuwa hydro power project in Mozambique, as potential investors are invited to prequalify for implementation of the 1300MW scheme

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