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Tetra Tech-led JV to assess dam safety for USACE
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
Hydro plants damaged in major flood incident in India
Hydropower projects have been damaged in a fatal flooding incident in Uttarakhand state in India, caused by a portion of a Himalayan glacier breaking off.
Multiconsult to undertake dam safety assessment in Latvia
Multiconsult has been selected to carry out a safety assessment of the hydrotechnical structures of the Daugava River hydropower projects in Latvia.
World Bank approves dam safety project in India
The World Bank has approved a $250 million project designed to improve the safety and performance of existing dams across various states of India - described as the world's largest...
Fairbairn Dam upgrade project completed ahead of schedule
A five-year project to strengthen the Fairbairn Dam in Central Queensland, Australia, has been completed successfully and ahead of schedule, operator Sunwater has announced.
Safety work completed at Boca Dam
A project to upgrade the safety of the 81-year-old Boca dam in California has been completed, the US Bureau of Reclamation has announced.
No positive stability assessments for 32% of Vale’s dams
Thirty-three of Vale’s 104 dam structures in Brazil have not received positive stability assessments from its dam monitoring system, the mining firm said this week.
Fatalities as fire breaks out at Indian hydro plant
Nine people have in an incident at the Srisailam left bank hydropower plant in Nagarkarnool District, Telangana, India, news wires have reported.
70,000 evacuated as dam fails in Uzbekistan
Repair works are underway following the failure on 1 May of the dam at the Sardoba Reservoir in Uzbekistan, which resulted in the evacuation of over 70,000 people in the country...
UK Government to strengthen reservoir safety following Toddbrook report
Reservoir owners in England will be expected to apply the lessons learned from the Toddbrook reservoir incident, the UK Government has said in a statement.
Paradise Dam safety work to start this year
Works to lower the Paradise Dam in Queensland, Australia, by 5m to improve the stability of the dam are is to start before the 2020/21 wet season after the Queensland government passed...
Repair work starts at Toddbrook reservoir, UK
Work has started on a project to repair and enhance the resilience of the Toddbrook dam wall and spillway in Derbyshire, UK, following damage sustained during heavy rainfall in August 2019.
Dam removal project begins in the US
The first phase of a project to remove an 85-year-old high-hazard dam in Virgina, US, has begun, the City of Lynchburg and the University of Lynchburg have announced.