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O&M strategies for hydropower
03 June, 2020
The World Bank, in collaboration with the International...
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Moving on up – India now world’s 5th largest hydropower producer 01 June, 2020 India has overtaken Japan as the fifth largest world hydropower producer with its total installed capacity now standing at over 50GW

Dam incident planning 26 May, 2020 A new guide by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the US, intends to help community planners create a plan to respond to dam incidents that take place in, or affect,...

Hydropower and the impact of COVID-19 18 May, 2020 A recent webinar organised by Norwegian Energy Partners gave an update on COVID-19 and its impact on the hydropower industry. Carrieann Stocks provides an overview from the webinar...

Weathering the storm 13 May, 2020 Extreme weather events are challenging water managers across New South Wales in Australia. After prolonged drought and catastrophic bush fires, long awaited rainfall has led to...

The preferred alternative 05 May, 2020 The proposal to remove four dams on the Lower Snake River in the US has been rejected in the draft environmental impact statement for the Columbia River System. Agencies have been...

Learning the language of sustainable hydropower development 27 April, 2020 Alain Kilajian, Sustainability Specialist at the International Hydropower Association, tells IWP&DC how he is working to promote sustainability in hydropower development

Going global and going public 20 April, 2020 A greater level of transparency is beginning to creep across the mining industry. In the wake of recent tailings dam disasters, a publicly available database on global tailings dams...

Hydropower over the next decade 15 April, 2020 Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, IWP&DC asked members of the industry for their thoughts on what the next decade may entail for hydropower development across the globe.

Conversions improve environmental credentials 09 April, 2020 Thordon reduces hydro maintenance in Spain with numerous water lubricated bearing conversions

Beautiful but deadly – public safety at reservoirs 07 April, 2020 The challenge of managing public safety at UK reservoirs was addressed recently at a meeting held by the British Dam Society in London. Suzanne Pritchard reports.

Fibre optic sensing for dam monitoring 06 April, 2020 Michael Mondanos & Sam Johansson from Silixa explain how distributed fibre optic sensing enhances dam safety by providing early alerts of potential problems

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?


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