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Extending innovation at Tarbela
08 October, 2019
Mott MacDonald has been appointed as the lead consultant for the...
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Hydro development in Uzbekistan 01 October, 2019 IWP&DC spoke with Khasan Khasanov, Head of Department at JSC Uzbekgidroenergo, about the development of hydropower across Uzbekistan

Asian activities 07 September, 2019 IWP&DC spoke to Brian Selby of GE and Ajay Sharma of Entura to talk about their involvement in projects across Asia

Mentoring scheme 02 September, 2019 Following a successful trial, the British Dam Society (BDS) is about to launch its highly anticipated mentoring scheme. This scheme is aimed to encourage aspiring dam engineers...

Looking through a different lens 08 August, 2019 Canadian perspectives of modernising the Columbia River Treaty were highlighted in a recent webinar organised by the POLIS Water Sustainability Project

Working at height: tips for safety 03 July, 2019 There were 35 fatal injuries to workers were due to falls from height in 2017/18 in the UK alone, according to Health and Safety Executive (HSE) statistics. The potential risks...

Paradigm shift for sediment management 18 June, 2019 Sameh A. Kantoush and Tetsuya Sumi from Kyoto University in Japan assess how sediment management can be improved basin wide

Bringing industry standards to Nepal’s hydropower sector 07 June, 2019 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 23 May, 2019 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? 21 May, 2019 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 10 May, 2019 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 01 May, 2019 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 25 April, 2019 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? 16 April, 2019 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 12 April, 2019 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 26 March, 2019 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 20 March, 2019 A new report focuses on the increasing vulnerability of hydroelectric facilities in the event of an extreme cyber attack

Balance for better 08 March, 2019 Let’s get more women into engineering – an International Women’s Day plea from training provider DTL

Plain sailing – or choppy waters ahead? 27 February, 2019 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 22 February, 2019 IWP&DC spoke with Richard Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of the International Hydropower Association about key lessons he has learned throughout his career


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