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Real-time monitoring
25 January, 2022
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Development challenges and the large dams debate 20 January, 2022 For nearly three decades, Achim Steiner has worked tirelessly as a global leader on sustainable development, climate resilience and international cooperation. During a recent...

Cyber experts highlight top 5 security risks 14 January, 2022 Nation-state attacks, ransomware and connected devices are among top security risks facing critical national infrastructure in 2022, say cyber experts Bridewell Consulting

Facing up to cyber security 11 January, 2022 Andrew Nix, Operational Cybersecurity Consultant at Schneider Electric, tells IWP&DC that water companies, including hydroelectric facilities, are facing growing cyber security...

Protection systems 10 January, 2022 Zuzana Janockova of Telegrafia explains how dam warning systems can help protect human lives

The pumped storage story continues 04 January, 2022 In its third report on pumped storage, the National Hydropower Association gives a comprehensive overview of the US industry.

No time to waste 17 December, 2021 With the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change being described as a reality check, world leaders are being urged to face up to, and act now, on our...

The heart of the matter 14 December, 2021 The hydraulic Fishheart fishway is a Finnish innovation enabling fish to migrate past obstacles. European energy company Fortum has recently installed the system at one of its...

Key to reliable renewables 10 December, 2021 Decarbonisation of the global energy system is key to tackling climate change. However, without sufficient long duration energy storage to provide reliability for intermittent...

Repowering Tummel Bridge 07 December, 2021 SSE Renewables in investing around £50 million in a project to extend the life of Tummel Bridge hydropower plant

An investor’s guide to hydropower in Africa 03 December, 2021 To help meet the needs of a rapidly growing population, and as the world moves towards net zero carbon, African nations will become increasingly reliant on hydropower, which is...

Taking the pressure off 01 December, 2021 Skagit Public Utility District in the US is one of the first water agencies to install a new micro hydro system that harvests excess water pressure from municipal water...

A world first for Clyde Dam 25 November, 2021 Professor Mark W. Stirling of the University of Otago in New Zealand explains how ancient fragile geologic features have been used to set formal design earthquake motions at Clyde Dam

Technology to InSPIRE 22 November, 2021 Wave energy company Bombora is working in partnership with TechnipFMC to develop a floating wave and wind powered project. Suzanne Pritchard reports.

A challenging feat of engineering: The Ulu Jelai project 17 November, 2021 SMEC shares details on its decade long involvement in Malaysia’s 372MW Ulu Jelai hydroelectric project

Plotting a path to better dam safety at SJWD 16 November, 2021 Aging assets, climate change and creeping urbanisation is increasing both the risks and consequences of failure for dam owners. Now utilities and regulators are partnering up to...

Support for certification 11 November, 2021 Leading hydropower companies and international organisations have declared their support for a new sustainability certification scheme for hydropower

Hydro rockets towards a better energy future 03 November, 2021 Red Rocket's Kruisvallei hydro project in South Africa’s Free State marks an important milestone in local energy development and underpins the value of its integrated approach.

Aligning with good practice 26 October, 2021 The International Hydropower Association has been engaging with various stakeholders to help build capacity in sustainable hydropower throughout the Western Balkans. With...

Is maintaining pumped storage assets enough? 15 October, 2021 Given the critical role pumped hydro storage plays in being a clean, low-cost and renewable energy storage system, is simply maintaining key hydropower equipment enough? Or, should a...


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