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Fibre optic sensing for dam monitoring
06 April, 2020
Michael Mondanos & Sam Johansson from Silixa explain how distributed...
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How is the hydropower industry responding to the COVID-19 pandemic? 06 April, 2020 IWP&DC takes a look at how the hydropower industry is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, and what measures are being put in place by companies throughout the industry. This article...

Guiding seismic safety 03 April, 2020 Martin Wieland has celebrated 20 years as Chairman of the ICOLD Committee on Seismic Aspects of Dam Design. Here he reflects on past achievements in this important area of work, and...

Revisiting the debate on large dams 03 April, 2020 Twenty years have passed since the World Commission on Dams issued its final report. Christopher Schulz from the University of Cambridge in the UK asks if the commission mattered and...

How rotomoulding changed safety and debris control forever 02 April, 2020 IWP&DC spoke with Paul Meeks of Worthington Waterway Barriers and discovered how log booms went from environmentally unfriendly pressure treated lumber that was heavy, costly...

Renewable Energy “on chain” 01 April, 2020 Blockchain specialist Unibright is working with an innovative German startup providing renewable energy by decentralised hydroelectric power plants

Investor intervention for tailings dam safety 31 March, 2020 Investors are taking the initiative with efforts to review global progress addressing tailings dam safety in the wake of last year’s Brumadinho disaster in Brazil.

Can you generate more hydro with less dams? 30 March, 2020 Is it possible to generate more hydropower with less dams and better ecosystem outcomes? Research from Shahryar Ahmad, Matthew Bonnema and Faisal Hossain investigates this question

Hydropower embraces digitalisation 27 March, 2020 Digitalisation has become one of the buzz words to take on greater significance in recent years, but just how is the hydro industry embracing this revolutionary concept?

A new wave for hydro 26 March, 2020 Data science and artificial intelligence are powering the UK hydro industry to build a greener energy system. Daniel Pargeter from Limejump gives more details

Novel approach to wave energy generation 25 March, 2020 Wave Swell Energy is developing its Oscillating Water Column technology in Tasmania, Australia. Report by Dr. Tom Denniss, CEO of Wave Swell

Rapid parts for rotating equipment 24 March, 2020 Recent advances in the design and manufacture of spare parts have led to a significant reduction in the time taken to create replacement components for breakdown situations or for...

Can climate change Canadian potential? 23 March, 2020 New research provides a fresh look at the impact of climate change on Canadian hydropower production potential, and the challenges and opportunities it creates.

Chinese-linked hydropower in South-East Asia 20 March, 2020 A recent research project has investigated the motivations behind Chinese involvement in overseas hydropower construction, and the challenges and opportunities for local governments...

EqualEngineers and masculinity in engineering 19 March, 2020 Mark McBride-Wright, Founder and Managing Director of EqualEngineers, explains how making the engineering industry more inclusive improves mental health in the workforce

Harnessing the power of digitalization 18 March, 2020 Enhanced digital controls can help improve the performance of hydropower plants and equipment by reducing costs and optimising asset management, with a number of systems available on...

Embracing IoT to enhance asset-tracking 17 March, 2020 Derek Bryan, VP EMEA, Verizon Connect, explains how you can leverage the Internet of Things (IoT) to unlock the next generation of asset tracking in construction

Pioneering spirit 16 March, 2020 Gugler Water Turbines reflects on 100 years of experience within the small hydro industry

Working for a common interest 13 March, 2020 For almost 25 years, international cooperation has been at the heart of the International Energy Agency’s Hydropower Technology Collaboration Programme

Monitoring business 12 March, 2020 IWP&DC talked with Vincenzo Caci, Managing Director of Huggenberger – an independent Swiss company specialised in the development and production of high-precision, physical measuring systems


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