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Latest International Water Power & Dam Construction Feature

Global floods: Need for resilient infrastructure amid escalating climate crisis
21 February, 2024
Filip Stefanovic discusses the importance of durable environmental...
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Empowering Africa’s green future 14 February, 2024 The Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board has recently granted approval for a $50 million equity allocation to REPP 2, a new debt fund focused on catalyzing investments in the rapidly...

Dam safety observations 12 February, 2024 Dr Martin Wieland highlights how important it is to keep repeating dam safety lessons, especially if the messages are not being received clearly enough

A new path forward: Q&A with FirstLight’s Justin Trudell 02 February, 2024 In an exclusive interview, Justin Trudell, newly appointed President and CEO at FirstLight, discusses the company's 2024 priorities, solar and storage initiatives, hydropower's...

The power of AI for safer construction 25 January, 2024 Discover how AI collision avoidance systems not only eliminate the risk of people-plant interface on complex construction sites but could also usher in efficiency gains and...

Powering on with full force 19 January, 2024 A new groundbreaking report is taking a pivotal step towards driving change in the hydropower sector, where women remain significantly underrepresented and there is an urgent need...

Hydro pros reflect and predict 16 January, 2024 IWP&DC asked members of the hydro industry to share their experiences from the past 12 months, and give an insight into what the new year may hold for them

HDPE floating structures: adaptable and robust 11 January, 2024 Pacific Netting Products provides HDPE floating structures to the industry. From co-extrusion processes to the adaptability of MultiFunction Booms and the robustness of SafeGuard...

Dam disaster highlights climate and safety concerns 05 January, 2024 The recent Libyan dam failures have highlighted how climate change continues to intensify the severity of weather-related disasters, and why dam safety should be pushed to the top of...

Helping small hydro make a bigger impact 20 December, 2023 The World Small Hydropower Development Report has been described as the most comprehensive report which has gone above and beyond in its latest edition. In this collaboration between...

Historically harnessing tidal power 15 December, 2023 For over 900 years millers have been harnessing the power of the tides in Eling Creek to grind wheat into flour at Eling Tide Mill in England. Here miller Pete Ramm gives an insight...

Future-proofing cybersecurity 08 December, 2023 With cybersecurity continuing to be a risk within the hydropower and dams industry, an increased focus on the value of investments in digital security will help enable...

Unveiling the depths: navigating trends and innovations in underground projects 05 December, 2023 Ioannis Fikiris, Vice-President of the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA), provides insights into the dynamic landscape of underground projects....

Aquasol: hydro-solar synergy at Urrá 01 December, 2023 Learn how the Aquasol project is driving Colombia’s renewable energy goals, optimizing energy production, and mitigating carbon dioxide emissions through the synergy of floating solar...

Pumped storage: powering a sustainable future 21 November, 2023 In an exclusive Q&A, Richard Herweynen, Technical Director at Entura, delves into the significance of pumped storage in enabling the clean energy transition, its economic advantages,...

NDT: safeguarding essential dams 14 November, 2023 As America’s reliance on dams for water management and energy generation grows, Nondestructive Testing (NDT) emerges as the silent hero safeguarding these critical structures....

Saving through sustainable renovation 07 November, 2023 As part of its preparatory work in advance of the renovation of the Winznau weir, Alpiq is determining whether the historic weir superstructure can be retained in its current...

Quantifying impacts of small hydropower in the Balkans 02 November, 2023 New research into the impact of small hydropower development across the Balkans aims to help decisionmakers better understand the consequences of such plans by quantifying...

Navigating the complex waters of cybersecurity 23 October, 2023 IWP&DC spoke to Phil Rouse, Advisor to Ground Control’s Chief Executive Officer, and Marlene Ladendorff, Principal Cybersecurity Consultant in Industrial Automation at Schneider...

Weir today, gone tomorrow 18 October, 2023 Dam Removal Europe gives an update on projects and awards taking place across the continent in an effort to remove obsolete barriers and restore free flowing rivers


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