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Paradigm shift for sediment management
18 June, 2019
Sameh A. Kantoush and Tetsuya Sumi from Kyoto University in Japan assess...
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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

Coming under close control 20 February, 2019 ABB Ability digital control technology is optimizing the remote support of Enel Generación’s hydropower fleet across Chile, improving coordination and information-sharing

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.


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