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Coming under close control
20 February, 2019
ABB Ability digital control technology is optimizing the remote support...
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A coastal scientist’s perspective on dam removal 06 February, 2019 The removal of two large dams on the Elwha River in Washington State gave coastal scientist Ian Miller the single best opportunity of his career to study the fate of sediment...

Technically speaking 25 January, 2019 Andreas Halvarsson, Ken Grubb and Jerry Westermann outline the important work that ICOLD's Hydromechanical Technical Committee carries out in relation to the design, manufacture...

A bright future 11 January, 2019 According to new research, there are substantial benefits to the development of unexploited hydropower potential in Tanzania.

Replacement project 10 January, 2019 BC Hydro has energized the new John Hart generating station facility

City Light helps put out the fire 03 January, 2019 Seattle City Light has been recognised for its Skagit hydroelectric project wildfire mitigation plan. Nathan MacDonald gives more details.

River renewal 17 December, 2018 Mark Bransom, Chief Executive Officer of the Klamath River Renewal Corporation, gives an update on the largest dam removal project in US history

Sound advice 10 December, 2018 Arne Berndt at SoundPLAN International examines steps that can be taken to help mitigate excessive noise in the dam construction and hydroelectricity industries

Reaching the pinnacle 10 December, 2018 ICOLD President Michael Rogers speaks with IWP&DC about his appointment, which he describes as the pinnacle of his professional career.

Tunnelling research 15 November, 2018 Leif Lia and Kaspar Vereide report on ongoing large scale tunnelling research in Norway

The second phase 12 November, 2018 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) provides information on the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, and details on how work is progressing on Phase II

Red John – new pumped storage for Loch Ness 29 October, 2018 Intelligent Land Investments Group plans to develop a new pumped storage project in the Scottish Highlands using Loch Ness as the tail pond. The company is keen for the community to...

Seal of approval for Latschau 16 October, 2018 The Latschau reservoir is a hub for the hydroelectric power facilities of Vorarlberger Illwerke at Montafon in western Austria. The sealing of the reservoir has now been refurbished...

Introducing better planning for small-scale hydropower in Wales 12 October, 2018 Michael Phillips, Principal Consultant at Dulas, explains how potential changes to permitted development rights will impact small hydro projects across Wales.

Getting with the programs 05 October, 2018 ESPRIT is proving its worth for Macedonian manufacturer Brako, allowing the company’s two programmers to create 2000 programs in one year

Independent forensic investigations - reflections on Oroville Dam 04 October, 2018 John W France was the Independent Forensic Team Leader for the investigations into the 2017 Oroville Dam spillway incident. Here he gives a fascinating insight into the pressures...

Seepage detection in dams 26 September, 2018 A fibre-optic sensing based automated seepage monitoring and evaluating system has been developed by Hydroresearch in Sweden to help ensure dam safety, utilising instrumentation...

High-tech fish surveys making a splash in the Himalayas 12 September, 2018 Leeanne E. Alonso, a Biodiversity Specialist with the International Finance Corporation, gives more details about innovative and non-evasive fish documentation for assessing...

A masterful development 30 August, 2018 The importance of encouraging future generations into the infrastructure sector has been recognized by Salini Impregilo, with the company collaborating with Politecnico di...

Sustainable and resilient 16 August, 2018 The Institute of Civil Engineers has been demonstrating how geotechnical engineering can contribute to sustainability and community resilience.


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