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Bringing industry standards to Nepal’s hydropower sector A pre-emptive maintenance of hydropower plants can save costs and increase profit margins to grow business and meet Nepal’s energy needs, writes Babar Khan
A brighter place Jorge Lascas is a firm believer in the social and economic growth of Africa. Here he speaks with Suzanne Pritchard about how the African Power Platform is striving to make Africa...
Tailings dam failures – can we minimise the risks? Following the recent catastrophic failure of the Córrego do Feijão tailings dam in Brazil, Craig Goff from HR Wallingford considers the risks associated with these types of dam
The mind does matter Great strides have been taken in recent years to address physical health and safety concerns within our industry. But now, with worldwide experience demonstrating the link between...
Pumping up potential In its recent working paper on pumped storage, the International Hydropower Association tracks the development of the technology set to help power clean energy transition into the future.
100 Years of the Turgo Turbine Gilkes’ Turgo Turbine makes its centenary year in 2019. Here the company looks at the longevity of the original Turgo design and technology.
Could California host a hydropower renaissance? Michael Ferguson, director, Sustainable Finance, S&P Global Ratings explores how California’s decision to move towards a 100% renewable energy grid can be a boon for hydro generators
Sharing hydro locally 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 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 A new report focuses on the increasing vulnerability of hydroelectric facilities in the event of an extreme cyber attack
Balance for better Let’s get more women into engineering – an International Women’s Day plea from training provider DTL
Plain sailing – or choppy waters ahead? 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 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 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 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 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 According to new research, there are substantial benefits to the development of unexploited hydropower potential in Tanzania.
Replacement project BC Hydro has energized the new John Hart generating station facility
City Light helps put out the fire Seattle City Light has been recognised for its Skagit hydroelectric project wildfire mitigation plan. Nathan MacDonald gives more details.
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