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Innovations at Olmsted Dam
04 December, 2011
Innovative construction methods are being used to build the Olmsted Dam on the Ohio River in the US, writes Bruce Bennet

Small hydro in Africa
04 December, 2011
Wim Jonker Klunne gives an insight into the development of small hydro across Africa.

Electrifying remote villages
04 December, 2011
Micro hydropower is bringing light to remote Afghan villages, writes Master Sgt. Michael O'Connor

Inspection tools
04 December, 2011
A range of new products have been developed to ensure efficient underwater inspections at hydroelectric and dam projects

Slick operations
04 December, 2011
Lubricants can play an important role in the efficient operation and construction of hydropower plants. Shell illustrates how some of its products have proved their worth at projects worldwide

Dam gateway protection
30 November, 2011
A device to protect spillway gates from breakaway barges would be an asset to navigation projects. E. Allen Hammack, Richard L. Stockstill, Mark A. Hopkins, and Jane M. Vaughan from the US Army Corps of Engineers give an insight into the design concept and analysis for a navigation dam gate guard

A stainless solution
30 November, 2011
A Finnish energy company is rebuilding rapid channels used in hydropower generation with sluice and flood gates fabricated from Outokumpu’s lean duplex LDX 2101

Webcasts expand education offering
30 November, 2011
With live webcasts of a selection of papers at Dam Safety 2011 in September, the ASDSO expanded its distance education offering, reports Patrick Reynolds

Mapping out the way ahead for small hydro
04 November, 2011
Opportunity is knocking loudly on the door for small hydropower in Europe. Even though its future potential has been described as considerable, things are not quite going to plan. It’s now hoped that the publication of a European Stream Map in 2012 will help raise awareness and promote development of the sector.

Heightening for hydro
03 November, 2011
Boosting the volume of Grimsel reservoir, in Switzerland, calls for two challenging dam heightening projects which are not the first, or last, for such upgrades in the country. Report by Patrick Reynolds

Maintaining a hydro presence
03 November, 2011
Swedish power producer Vattenfall has numerous hydropower operations in Europe. Here, IWP&DC presents details on refurbishment work being carried out at the Akkats power plant in Sweden, together with information on the Olidan power project

Major refurbishment in Europe
03 November, 2011
Numerous refurbishment projects are being carried out at hydroelectric and dam projects across Europe. Below you will find news and information on a selection of these projects

Taking on the load in Norway
03 November, 2011
A GIA electric Häggloader is meeting its green credentials for Norwegian tunnelling contractor Haehre Entreprenør on the Holsbru Kraftverk power project, while meeting fast cycle and loading times of 3-4m³/min.

Monitoring flow with Acoustic Doppler instruments
03 November, 2011
SonTek uses its range of Acoustic Doppler instruments to provide high-precision stage and flow monitoring for rivers, streams and canals. Equipment installations in the leats supplying water to Mary Tavy and Morwellham Power Stations in Devon have provided operators South West Water with accurate reporting data and the basis for future investigations into scheme enhancements

Helping hydro to prosper
03 November, 2011
A minor mention for hydro in a new government strategy could help boost development of micro projects in the UK.

Coating material
03 November, 2011
A special coating material is being used on the turbine casing at Limberg II pumped storage project in Austria

Meeting the challenges of dam removal
03 November, 2011
A major dam removal project in Washington, US, presents a flow measurement challenge

An unprecedented task
03 November, 2011
Seepage has proved to be problematic at Iraq’s Mosul Dam since day one. In order to help them rehabilitate what has been described as the most dangerous dam in the world, an Iraqi delegation recently visited several US dams to share engineering solutions. Amanda Ellison reports.

Concrete repair work
03 November, 2011
A versatile concrete repair product has been used on cracked and spalled concrete at the Upper Stillwater Dam in Utah, US

Guarding against repetition
03 November, 2011
The floods which devastated the Australian state of Queensland in January 2011 have been described as the worst in living memory. Dam owner and operator Seqwater played an integral role throughout the flood event, and has been key to the subsequent investigation which is now taking place. Suzanne Pritchard reports on how the Queensland flood inquiry is striving to ensure that history never repeats.

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