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Latest International Water Power & Dam Construction Feature

Microseismic monitoring technique for dams and reservoirs
09 June, 2021
Microseismic technology applies high sensitivity geophones to monitor...
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Developing New Hope 09 June, 2021 Shakeel Pervez presents details on a new concept for power generation and fluid transfer – named New Hope

Safety management of dams – the Australian practice 03 June, 2021 Dr Gamini Adikari and Natalie Kho of SMEC present details on dam safety practice and legislation in Australia

In the eye of the storm 25 May, 2021 The International Network for Storm Surge Barriers helps its members deal with common challenges to facilitate continuous improvement in the design, management, maintenance...

Unlocking African potential 19 May, 2021 As part of the recent Digital Energy Festival for Africa, discussion presented by the Africa Energy Forum focused on overcoming development and environmental challenges to...

Discontinuance or adaptation? 10 May, 2021 A recent webinar hosted by the British Dam Society discusses managing reservoir assets and options for either remedial works or discontinuance.

Digging deep 05 May, 2021 Sabrina Kost, Acting Group Manager for SMEC's Sydney Tunnels team, shares her vast expertise and insights into the tunnelling industry, and explains what it takes to become a...

Maintaining the path to safety 27 April, 2021 Effective and regular maintenance practices are an important component of good dam safety programmes. Any existing structural deficiencies or delays will create additional...

On the way to fish-friendly hydropower 22 April, 2021 Modern hydroelectric power plants do not always protect fish more effectively than conventional ones. A research team at the Technical University of Munich has systematically studied...

Digital developments 14 April, 2021 A number of hydropower projects are implementing digital solutions to improve maintenance and operations, as new deals are struck to expand the use of digital technology

Storage boosts hydro usage for Alaskan microgrid 07 April, 2021 Jim McDowall, Saft Senior Technical Advisor, explains how a small salmon fishing town in Alaska has implemented a grid-scale 1 MW energy storage system (ESS) to reduce its reliance...

Lessons from tidal energy tripod decommissioning 01 April, 2021 Lessons learnt from tidal energy tripod decommissioning have been shared by the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)

Development of the ODINBoom 29 March, 2021 Paul Meeks of Worthington Waterway Barriers spoke to IWP&DC about the development of the ODINBoom HDPE

Welsh dismay as hydro support axed 12 March, 2021 Welsh government ministers have been accused of abandoning small hydro operators after scrapping a crucial business grant.

Collaborations and commissioning 05 March, 2021 A number of firms and organisations are working together to push forward the development of wave and tidal power projects, while investments are being secured for new projects and...

Smashing the glass ceiling 03 March, 2021 Rachel Gray from Newcastle College looks at how STEM stereotypes need to change to encourage more women into the sector.

Michigan dam failures prompt re-assessment of safety 26 February, 2021 Dam safety in the US state of Michigan was thrown into the spotlight after the failure of Edenville and Sanford Dams during May 2020.

Indian insights 24 February, 2021 IWP&DC spoke with Devendra Kumar Sharma, Vice President of the International Commission on Large Dams, and President of the Indian Committee on Large Dams, about current and future...

Satellite technology for dam monitoring 17 February, 2021 A recent webinar organised by Rezatec and AssetLife Alliance showed dam owners and operators how new proven technologies can help prioritise maintenance and upgrade works;...

Towards more fish-friendly hydropower plants 11 February, 2021 Over the course of the EU project “FIThydro”, research and industry partners studied the ecological impact of hydropower plants. ETH Zurich’s Laboratory of Hydraulics, Hydrology...


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