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Advancements in geophysics on dams
01 July, 2022
Dr Jo Hamlyn, Senior Project Geophysicist, and Christian Bird,...
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Electric Truck Hydropower 14 June, 2022 Julian David Hunt, from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria, explains how electric truck hydropower could be a more flexible alternative to hydropower...

Hydropower and the Alaska Railbelt 09 June, 2022 A report into the potential impacts of achieving an 80% renewable energy portfolio standard on Alaska’s Railbelt electrical grid has been carried out. One of the key findings...

Futuristic framework – investigating the thermal impacts of dams 07 June, 2022 Temperature variation in rivers is a natural phenomenon and generally the ecosystem is resilient to such natural fluctuations. However, intensive damming of natural river systems...

The key role for small hydropower 26 May, 2022 With energy prices rising and increasing efforts to reduce dependence on Russian fossil fuel since the war in Ukraine, the UK has been encouraged to turn to community-owned...

Optimizing hydropower maintenance 19 May, 2022 Salman Rashid highlights five strategies to help optimize maintenance management at hydroelectric facilities

Engineers disciplined after Mount Polley incident 19 May, 2022 Three engineers have faced disciplinary hearings following the 2014 failure of the tailings storage facility at Mount Polley Mine in Canada.

Transboundary cooperation in the Drin River Basin 11 May, 2022 Key lessons can be learnt from the success of a project to foster transboundary cooperation in the Drin River Basin.

Refubishing reservoirs 04 May, 2022 James Tucker, BDM for UK Construction at Siltbuster Ltd, details the importance of getting wastewater strategy right when it comes to refurbishing reservoirs, using a case study...

Halton Lune Hydro 27 April, 2022 Brian Jefferson from Halton Lune Hydro gives an overview of England’s largest community-owned hydro scheme.

The next generation 20 April, 2022 Exploring the ways that the UK is encouraging young people into engineering careers, from stimulating interest at a young age to creating an inclusive space for underrepresented...

Eel project highlights the value of citizen science 19 April, 2022 There are more river barriers such as weirs and sluices than existing datasets show in the Thames River Basin that could be causing issues for the critically endangered European...

Investing in safety 05 April, 2022 In a bid to improve the safety of tailing dams, investor action has targeted mining companies not implementing the new Global Industry Standard on Tailings. IWP&DC reports on the...

The heat is on 31 March, 2022 More frequent and extreme weather events, such as drought, heatwaves and wildfire, will impact hydropower production and fresh water supplies. Research is underway to help...

Hydro for higher education 24 March, 2022 With the recent completion of a hydroelectric generating station on the Kentucky River in the US, Berea College is leading by example when it comes to reducing carbon emissions.

A royal success 16 March, 2022 Barhale has completed refurbishment of inlet and outlet tunnels at the Queen Elizabeth II reservoir in England.

Satellite sediment management 11 March, 2022 HYPOS is a new toolbox that enables sediment management to be powered by satellite technology and helps hydropower planners and managers overcome the challenges posed by sedimentation.

Never be afraid of a new challenge 03 March, 2022 IWP&DC interviews Karen Atkinson, SMEC’s Deputy Chief Operating Officer for South East Asia, who has been elected to the board of the International Hydropower Association in the East...

Stepping beyond standard to enhance safety 28 February, 2022 Advanced fire suppression technology can help improve hydropower plant safety, writes Zack Almont of Victaulic, giving the example of a recent installation at Boundary Dam in the US

Adapting to future flows 22 February, 2022 New research into future hydropower production across the Amazon urges energy planners to focus on climate resilience.


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