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Major contract awarded for Fresno dam modifications in the US
13 March, 2023
NW Construction is to begin modifying the Fresno Dam in Montana, US, in...
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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...

BC Hydro plans seismic upgrades for John Hart Dam
Tuesday, January 04, 2022 by BC Hydro has announced it is moving forward with plans for major seismic upgrades at the John Hart dam in Campbell River, with an application submitted to the BC Utilities Commission...

FERC finalises hydropower safety regulations
Monday, December 20, 2021 by The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in the US has announced it has finalised updates to its hydropower project safety regulations.

Tetra Tech-led JV to assess dam safety for USACE
Thursday, November 11, 2021 by A joint venture led by Tetra Tech has been contracted the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Sacramento District to assess and manage risks for dams and levee systems in the...

New how-to guide puts spotlight on hydropower infrastructure safety
Thursday, November 04, 2021 by A new How-to Guide on Hydropower Infrastructure Safety has been published by the International Hydropower Association (IHA) to help developers and operators manage the impacts...

Loan agreed for dam safety project in India
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 by The Government of India, the Central Water Commission, government representatives from 10 participating states and the World Bank have signed a $250 million project to support...

Bristol Water to use DAMSAT for dam monitoring
Monday, August 09, 2021 by UK utility Bristol Water is to remotely monitor its 15 dams from space using DAMSAT technology, developed by HR Wallingford.

Sirens help ensure dam safety for Hidroelectrica
Monday, May 17, 2021 by The existing warning system at dams operated by Romanian energy supplier Hidroelectrica has been expanded by HÖRMANN Warnsysteme and local partner QBS Quality Business Solutions, with...

Grant funding available to support eligible dam repairs in New York state
Wednesday, April 07, 2021 by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos has announced that $650,000 in grant funding is now available to assist Local Government...

Dam Safety Task Force says Michigan’s ageing inventory requires immediate attention
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 by A final report by a task force charged with providing a thorough review of the condition of dams in Michigan has provided 86 recommendations for improving facility safety, suggesting...

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