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Optimizing hydropower maintenance
19 May, 2022
Salman Rashid highlights five strategies to help optimize...
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Engineers disciplined after Mount Polley incident 19 May, 2022 Three engineers have faced disciplinary hearings following the 2014 failure of the tailings storage facility at Mount Polley Mine in Canada.

Transboundary cooperation in the Drin River Basin 11 May, 2022 Key lessons can be learnt from the success of a project to foster transboundary cooperation in the Drin River Basin.

Refubishing reservoirs 04 May, 2022 James Tucker, BDM for UK Construction at Siltbuster Ltd, details the importance of getting wastewater strategy right when it comes to refurbishing reservoirs, using a case study...

Halton Lune Hydro 27 April, 2022 Brian Jefferson from Halton Lune Hydro gives an overview of England’s largest community-owned hydro scheme.

The next generation 20 April, 2022 Exploring the ways that the UK is encouraging young people into engineering careers, from stimulating interest at a young age to creating an inclusive space for underrepresented...

Eel project highlights the value of citizen science 19 April, 2022 There are more river barriers such as weirs and sluices than existing datasets show in the Thames River Basin that could be causing issues for the critically endangered European...

Investing in safety 05 April, 2022 In a bid to improve the safety of tailing dams, investor action has targeted mining companies not implementing the new Global Industry Standard on Tailings. IWP&DC reports on the...

The heat is on 31 March, 2022 More frequent and extreme weather events, such as drought, heatwaves and wildfire, will impact hydropower production and fresh water supplies. Research is underway to help...

Hydro for higher education 24 March, 2022 With the recent completion of a hydroelectric generating station on the Kentucky River in the US, Berea College is leading by example when it comes to reducing carbon emissions.

A royal success 16 March, 2022 Barhale has completed refurbishment of inlet and outlet tunnels at the Queen Elizabeth II reservoir in England.

Satellite sediment management 11 March, 2022 HYPOS is a new toolbox that enables sediment management to be powered by satellite technology and helps hydropower planners and managers overcome the challenges posed by sedimentation.

Never be afraid of a new challenge 03 March, 2022 IWP&DC interviews Karen Atkinson, SMEC’s Deputy Chief Operating Officer for South East Asia, who has been elected to the board of the International Hydropower Association in the East...

Stepping beyond standard to enhance safety 28 February, 2022 Advanced fire suppression technology can help improve hydropower plant safety, writes Zack Almont of Victaulic, giving the example of a recent installation at Boundary Dam in the US

Adapting to future flows 22 February, 2022 New research into future hydropower production across the Amazon urges energy planners to focus on climate resilience.

Looking to FutureDAMS 16 February, 2022 New pragmatic tools have been developed for rethinking how river basins and power grids interact to jointly create societal benefits

Basin and delta planning 11 February, 2022 The climate resilience of river deltas is being threatened by rising sea levels and reduced sediment supply from contributing river basins. New research provides an integrated...

Gaining greater insight 08 February, 2022 Industry-wide reports and conferences highlight the need to learn from climate change, dam failure and promoting diversity.

A sustained effort 01 February, 2022 Ageing infrastructure and climate-related impacts are further encouraging an industry-wide focus on sustainability.

Real-time monitoring 25 January, 2022 Ground Control and Inmarsat enable real-time monitoring for RWE’S hydroelectric power generating facilities in Wales


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