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European insights: hydropower, climate change and EU law
12 November, 2019
Hydropower retains its dominant presence in renewable power generation...
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People, places and profit – three advantages of IT/OT convergence 08 November, 2019 Engineers and academics have been extolling the benefits of IT and OT convergence as far back as the early Eighties, but many businesses are still reluctant to adopt platforms...

Optimising reservoir operations 08 November, 2019 Filling period performance may impact the acceptability of new dams in large systems. If release rules are allowed to change during system expansion, performance improves but not...

Powering the water sector using smart technology 22 October, 2019 This week is National Water Week in Australia, an opportune time to take stock and consider the existing trends and emerging smart technologies within the water, dams and...

Extending innovation at Tarbela 08 October, 2019 Mott MacDonald has been appointed as the lead consultant for the fifth extension of the Tarbela hydropower project in Pakistan. Mark Gill, Deputy Country Manager and Pakistan Power...

Hydro development in Uzbekistan 01 October, 2019 IWP&DC spoke with Khasan Khasanov, Head of Department at JSC Uzbekgidroenergo, about the development of hydropower across Uzbekistan

Asian activities 07 September, 2019 IWP&DC spoke to Brian Selby of GE and Ajay Sharma of Entura to talk about their involvement in projects across Asia

Mentoring scheme 02 September, 2019 Following a successful trial, the British Dam Society (BDS) is about to launch its highly anticipated mentoring scheme. This scheme is aimed to encourage aspiring dam engineers...

Looking through a different lens 08 August, 2019 Canadian perspectives of modernising the Columbia River Treaty were highlighted in a recent webinar organised by the POLIS Water Sustainability Project

Working at height: tips for safety 03 July, 2019 There were 35 fatal injuries to workers were due to falls from height in 2017/18 in the UK alone, according to Health and Safety Executive (HSE) statistics. The potential risks...

Paradigm shift for sediment management 18 June, 2019 Sameh A. Kantoush and Tetsuya Sumi from Kyoto University in Japan assess how sediment management can be improved basin wide

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...


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