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Digital rehearsal could be the new normal
06 August, 2020
The hydropower and dams industry, like all infrastructure sectors, has...
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Combining the economics of hydropower with the flexibility of batteries 05 August, 2020 Will Mosley, Head of Business Development at Australian solar energy start-up RayGen, tells IWP&DC about how his company is harnessing the water used to cool its heavy-duty solar...

Hydro technology development 04 August, 2020 Analysis of recent innovation in hydropower technology development has been published. The findings highlight that although hydropower has achieved high levels of technological...

Lessons to be learned from Spencer Dam 24 July, 2020 The Spencer Dam Independent Investigation Panel has released its report on the Spencer Dam failure that occurred in the US during March 2019. Ignorance of ice runs and underestimating...

Leading by example 17 July, 2020 The World Bank, and a collaboration between the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation and the International Centre on Small Hydro Power, have published case study reports...

Monitoring at Belo Monte 09 July, 2020 Voith’s monitoring system OnCare.Health Hydro has been successfully implemented at the Belo Monte hydropower project in Brazil – the largest Voith Hydro monitoring system ever commissioned

The economic X-factor 29 June, 2020 If elected later this year, the Liberal National Party in Australia plans to build Queensland’s biggest-ever drought-busting infrastructure project. Deb Frecklington MP says that...

Coping with COVID-19 23 June, 2020 Worldwide we are all experiencing unsettling times with the emergence of COVID-19. This has had an unprecedented impact on our professional and personal lives. In an effort to bring...

Intelligent cavitation monitoring in hydropower 22 June, 2020 The global technology company Voith and the Icelandic energy group Landsvirkjun have embarked on a joint pilot project. Together, they are developing an innovative monitoring system...

The next generation of pumped storage 08 June, 2020 Jim Day, CEO of Daybreak Power in the US, gives an insight into his company’s plans for new pumped storage plants near the Hoover and Glen Canyon Dams. By 2030, Day says, the need...

O&M strategies for hydropower 03 June, 2020 The World Bank, in collaboration with the International Hydropower Association, has published a new handbook on operations and maintenance to help enhance the efficiency and...

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


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