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Measured reaction
22 December, 2004
Tariq J Bhatti, Muhammad Nawaz Ch and Ghulam Hassan investigate the alkali-silica reaction potential of Jhelum river gravels and their performance at Pakistan’s Mangla dam

Safety first
15 December, 2004
New ways to improve safety and health in the construction industry are constantly being developed in Europe, explains Jon Last

Private and public - time to work together?
14 December, 2004
Constantine Ogunbiyi looks at the reasons for the perceived success or failure of schemes to attract private sector participation in the power sector, and argues that a new paradigm has to be developed, in which the public and private sectors work together in a partnership in which both commit to investing in the power supply

A not-so boring solution
14 December, 2004
A travelling head portable boring bar was used to line-bore bushings on wicket gates at Hoover dam

A close second
14 December, 2004
Construction has almost been completed on the Leibis-Lichte dam, the second largest dam in Germany

Optical allusions
10 December, 2004
Experiments have been undertaken in Sweden that utilise optical fibre technology to measure the problem of seepage in a series of embankment dams, explain Dan Watley and Sam Johansson

Utilising nuclear techniques
01 December, 2004
Kamal Laksiri gives a brief report on the use of safe nuclear techniques in dam and reservoir seepage and leakage investigations

The Canadian situation
24 November, 2004
In a preview to the updated country profiles section of our Yearbook 2005, Pierre Fortin, executive director of the Canadian Hydropower Association, gives an overview of current and planned hydro power projects in Canada

Defend or manage?
18 November, 2004
Karl Hall suggests there are difficult times ahead for the UK unless an efficient flood risk strategy is put into place

Under inspection
18 November, 2004
Application of an ROV helped reduce operating cost and minimise downtime at dams operated by Chelan County Public Utility District, explains Bruce Caldwell

Real-time flood forecasting
18 November, 2004
Colin Clark describes a non-linear unit hydrograph model for real time flood forecasting below a dam

Concrete decisions
18 November, 2004
The use of controlled permeability formwork on concrete surfaces can improve concrete quality and durability, says David Wilson

Going Dutch
17 November, 2004
O.A.C. Hoes, W. Schuurmans and J.Strijker explain how risk analysis was used to anticipate the effect of climate change on regional water systems in the Netherlands

On a high at Glendoe
16 November, 2004
Due to its remote location, engineers working on Scotland’s newest hydroelectric reservoir have been required to bring in specialist equipment to construct deep boreholes and conduct in-situ tests

Multidimensional cavitation monitoring update
29 October, 2004
There is much more to cavitation monitoring than reading total cavitation intensity. Using a case of two 48MW Francis turbines, Branko Bajic illustrates the diagnostic details delivered by the multidimensional technique, compares it to simpler approaches, and contrasts the roles of model tests and in-plant cavitation monitoring

Treatment of high pressure seepage
27 October, 2004
Murray Gillon, Peter Amos and Tom Newson report on a grouting operation to fill the high pressure seepage path under the foundations of New Zealand's Arapuni dam

Cape crusader
26 October, 2004
The dual role of South Africa’s award winning Palmiet pumped storage scheme makes best use of scarce water resources, writes Jenny Holthuysen

Changing the locks
20 October, 2004
Work has recently been completed on the fishways and navigable passes at Locks 7 and 8 on the river Murray in Australia. IWP&DC discovers why this work was necessary

Into the vortex
18 October, 2004
An experimental study on a physical model of the LA dam spillway in Mexico was undertaken to find a device to avoid the formation of a vortex in front of the gates during the discharge of the spillway

Inflatable storage
14 October, 2004
An inflatable rubber dam is used to boost water storage at Australia’s Koombooloomba and Kareeya hydro stations

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