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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

Could California host a hydropower renaissance?
16 April, 2019
Michael Ferguson, director, Sustainable Finance, S&P Global Ratings...
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Sharing hydro locally 12 April, 2019 A study by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) says that Nepal’s most vulnerable investors will benefit from improved safeguards on local shares in hydropower projects.

ICOLD gets technical about climate change 26 March, 2019 Emmanuel Grenier is the Public Relations Officer for the International Commission on Large Dams. Here he gives an insight into the work being carried out by its technical committee...

Hydropower facilities: vulnerability to cyber attacks 20 March, 2019 A new report focuses on the increasing vulnerability of hydroelectric facilities in the event of an extreme cyber attack

Balance for better 08 March, 2019 Let’s get more women into engineering – an International Women’s Day plea from training provider DTL

Plain sailing – or choppy waters ahead? 27 February, 2019 There is concern in the UK dam industry that a gradual decline in the number of inspecting engineers will continue to fall to a level that may not be sustainable. Research by...

An extraordinary challenge 22 February, 2019 IWP&DC spoke with Richard Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of the International Hydropower Association about key lessons he has learned throughout his career

Coming under close control 20 February, 2019 ABB Ability digital control technology is optimizing the remote support of Enel Generación’s hydropower fleet across Chile, improving coordination and information-sharing

A coastal scientist’s perspective on dam removal 06 February, 2019 The removal of two large dams on the Elwha River in Washington State gave coastal scientist Ian Miller the single best opportunity of his career to study the fate of sediment...

Technically speaking 25 January, 2019 Andreas Halvarsson, Ken Grubb and Jerry Westermann outline the important work that ICOLD's Hydromechanical Technical Committee carries out in relation to the design, manufacture...

A bright future 11 January, 2019 According to new research, there are substantial benefits to the development of unexploited hydropower potential in Tanzania.

Replacement project 10 January, 2019 BC Hydro has energized the new John Hart generating station facility

City Light helps put out the fire 03 January, 2019 Seattle City Light has been recognised for its Skagit hydroelectric project wildfire mitigation plan. Nathan MacDonald gives more details.

River renewal 17 December, 2018 Mark Bransom, Chief Executive Officer of the Klamath River Renewal Corporation, gives an update on the largest dam removal project in US history

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...


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