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Our editorial board comprises a specialist group of leading industry figures who, in conjunction with the international water power editorial team, identify the main drivers of the industry helping to produce regular, thought provoking opinion pieces on the latest issues, challenges and developments.

Latest International Water Power & Dam Construction Feature

River renewal
17 December, 2018
Mark Bransom, Chief Executive Officer of the Klamath River...
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Sound advice 10 December, 2018 Arne Berndt at SoundPLAN International examines steps that can be taken to help mitigate excessive noise in the dam construction and hydroelectricity industries

Reaching the pinnacle 10 December, 2018 ICOLD President Michael Rogers speaks with IWP&DC about his appointment, which he describes as the pinnacle of his professional career.

Tunnelling research 15 November, 2018 Leif Lia and Kaspar Vereide report on ongoing large scale tunnelling research in Norway

The second phase 12 November, 2018 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) provides information on the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, and details on how work is progressing on Phase II

Red John – new pumped storage for Loch Ness 29 October, 2018 Intelligent Land Investments Group plans to develop a new pumped storage project in the Scottish Highlands using Loch Ness as the tail pond. The company is keen for the community to...

Seal of approval for Latschau 16 October, 2018 The Latschau reservoir is a hub for the hydroelectric power facilities of Vorarlberger Illwerke at Montafon in western Austria. The sealing of the reservoir has now been refurbished...

Introducing better planning for small-scale hydropower in Wales 12 October, 2018 Michael Phillips, Principal Consultant at Dulas, explains how potential changes to permitted development rights will impact small hydro projects across Wales.

Getting with the programs 05 October, 2018 ESPRIT is proving its worth for Macedonian manufacturer Brako, allowing the company’s two programmers to create 2000 programs in one year

Independent forensic investigations - reflections on Oroville Dam 04 October, 2018 John W France was the Independent Forensic Team Leader for the investigations into the 2017 Oroville Dam spillway incident. Here he gives a fascinating insight into the pressures...

Seepage detection in dams 26 September, 2018 A fibre-optic sensing based automated seepage monitoring and evaluating system has been developed by Hydroresearch in Sweden to help ensure dam safety, utilising instrumentation...

High-tech fish surveys making a splash in the Himalayas 12 September, 2018 Leeanne E. Alonso, a Biodiversity Specialist with the International Finance Corporation, gives more details about innovative and non-evasive fish documentation for assessing...

A masterful development 30 August, 2018 The importance of encouraging future generations into the infrastructure sector has been recognized by Salini Impregilo, with the company collaborating with Politecnico di...

Sustainable and resilient 16 August, 2018 The Institute of Civil Engineers has been demonstrating how geotechnical engineering can contribute to sustainability and community resilience.

Look me in the eye 10 July, 2018 How can the hydro industry tackle concerns and emotions around proposed hydropower and dam developments? And how can it communicate the holistic nature and positive aspects of...

Unmanned systems present new opportunities 10 July, 2018 Stephen Ferretti of Martac Commercial presents details of a new method to survey bathymetry and inspect water structures, and details how it was used on the Keokuk Dam in the US.

Integrated geohazard assessments to aid resilience of hydropower infrastructure 27 June, 2018 Professor John M Reynolds explains why he believes an Integrated Geohazard Assessment (IGA) should be undertaken as part of both best practice and sensible due diligence in...

Hydro impacts on land use 27 June, 2018 Researchers have recently modelled net land occupation of Norwegian hydropower reservoirs for use in life cycle assessment.

Small hydropower plants defy what is meant by “small” 25 June, 2018 University of Washington researchers have published their first major assessment of small hydropower plants around the world and highlight the variability in how dams of varying sizes...

A workplace for women 17 May, 2018 Tracey Williamson is the first female Chair of the British Dam Society; she is quite certain she will not be the last. However, to ensure that encouraging women into civil engineering...


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