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Researchers unveil tools for predicting infrastructure failure risks
29 January, 2024
In a bid to identify risks of infrastructure failure, researchers at the...
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$7.5 Billion Federal credit program opens to boost dam safety projects in the US
Monday, September 25, 2023 by The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has officially commenced the acceptance of applications for a $7.5 billion credit assistance program known as the Corps Water...

Thousands killed as dams collapse in devastating floods in Derna, Libya
Wednesday, September 13, 2023 by The devastating collapse of dams in Derna, Libya, has left the city reeling in the wake of catastrophic flooding, with a death toll now estimated at 3,000 with this expected to...

Kakhovka reservoir ‘catastrophically’ low says Ukrhydroenergo
Monday, June 26, 2023 by The Kakhovka reservoir has become catastrophically shallow after flooding caused by the explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station, Ukrhydroenergo has warned today.

WaterNSW initiates investigations to address future safety concerns at Warragamba Dam
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 by WaterNSW has announced that investigations are underway to address safety concerns and ensure the long-term security of Warragamba Dam. The dam, which currently remains safe...

Explosion at Ukraine’s Kakhovskaya hydropower plant has severe consequences, says Ukrhydroenergo
Monday, June 12, 2023 by The aftermath of the explosion at the Kakhovskaya hydropower plant has resulted in significant operational and environmental consequences, operator Ukrhydroenergo has confirmed.

Nova Kakhovka dam breached in Ukraine, operator says it is beyond repair
Tuesday, June 06, 2023 by The Nova Kakhovka dam located in the Russian-controlled southern part of Ukraine has been breached, with the dam's operator Ukrhydroenergo stating it is 'beyond repair'. Ukraine...

Michigan DNR pursues funding for inspection at Cornwall Flooding Dam
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 by The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has embarked on a plan to address public safety and infrastructure concerns surrounding the Cornwall Flooding dam. Earlier this...

WAPDA chairman visits Diamer Basha dam project after fatal accident, calls for enhanced safety measures
Friday, April 21, 2023 by Chairman of Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), Engr Lt Gen Sajjad Ghani (Retd), visited the Diamer Basha Dam Project after a tragic incident that occurred on 7 April...

Major contract awarded for Fresno dam modifications in the US
Monday, March 13, 2023 by NW Construction is to begin modifying the Fresno Dam in Montana, US, in April after winning an almost $43.6 million contract from the US Bureau of Reclamation

Ukraine hydro infrastructure targeted by Russia, says Minister
Wednesday, November 02, 2022 by Ukraine’s energy minister, Herman Halushchenko, has said that hydropower facilities were among critical infrastructure hit in targeted attacks by Russia on Monday, news wires have reported.

Final environmental assessment released for Kachess Safety of Dams modification project
Monday, September 26, 2022 by The US Bureau of Reclamation has released the final environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact for the Kachess Dam safety project.

B.F. Sisk dam safety project breaks ground
Friday, June 17, 2022 by The US Bureau of Reclamation has kicked off its 120th anniversary year this week at San Luis Reservoir with the groundbreaking of the B.F. Sisk Dam Safety Modification Project.

TVA completes Boone Dam remediation project
Thursday, June 02, 2022 by Tennessee Valley Authority has announced it has completed the Boone Dam project in Tennessee, US, on time and under budget.

FEMA commits $33 million for dam safety
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 by The Biden Adminstration, through FEMA, is committing $33 million for two funding opportunities to enhance dam safety efforts across the US, with $15 million coming from the...

Final forensic report released on Michigan dam failures
Monday, May 09, 2022 by The independent forensic team (IFT) investigating the failures of the Edenville and Sanford Dams in Michigan, US, on 19 May 2020 has released its final forensic report, finding that...

Boliden to adjust tailings dam construction in Aitik
Friday, April 22, 2022 by Metals company Boliden is to invest SEK 5 billion over the next two years to strengthen current dam construction to meet the best international industry standards, and eventually...

B.F. Sisk dam safety project first to get funding through US President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
Thursday, March 31, 2022 by The Department of the Interior has announced the US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) is providing project-specific funding of $100 million for the modification of B.F. Sisk Dam in...

USBR releases draft EA for Kachess Dam modification project
Tuesday, March 08, 2022 by The US Bureau of Reclamation has released a draft environmental assessment for its proposed dam safety project at Kachess Dam in Kittitas County, Washington state, with two actions analysed.

IronNet and NYPA expand partnership for cyber security
Monday, January 17, 2022 by IronNet, Inc has announced it has expanded its partnership with the New York Power Authority (NYPA), providing Collective Defense capabilities to NYPA and its key supply chain partners...

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