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Nail in the coffin for small hydro
Thursday, May 05, 2022 by A nine-fold cost increase by the Environment Agency has been described as the ‘final nail in the coffin’ for the small hydro industry in England. The British Hydropower Association...

Nothing new here - managing a remote workforce
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 by Managing a remote workforce's IT is no different to a traditionally dispersed workforce, says Scott Davidson, Managing Director of ISN Solutions.

Water sector must attract and retain women
Tuesday, March 08, 2022 by This International Women’s Day, Lila Thompson, chief executive of British Water looks at how increasing inclusion of women in the water sector is better for business and the wider community.

The heat is on
Tuesday, February 08, 2022 by 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...

Adapt or die
Friday, January 14, 2022 by The Environment Agency in England warns that adaptation – becoming resilient to the effects of climate change – is just as vital as mitigation. While mitigation might save the planet,...

When our renewables just aren’t enough
Friday, December 10, 2021 by Stuart Murphy, founder and inventor of the tidal lagoon system TPGen24, explains why he believes marine renewables have an important part to play in our energy mix and the fight...

Waterpower industry talks solutions on urgency to act on net zero at Canadian Waterpower Week
Friday, October 15, 2021 by Hydropower experts from across the country reconvened at the industry's annual national event to discuss advancing projects and investments including hydropower refurbishments,...

Staying together – digitally
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 by Even though the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic has had implications worldwide, it did challenge us to be innovative. The International Centre for Hydropower believes that it has come out of...

Staff burnout threatens security of Britain’s national infrastructure says research
Monday, March 29, 2021 by Staff burnout and a shortage of IT skills could weaken Britain’s defence against attacks on transport, energy and other critical national infrastructures, according to new research...

Seismic safety of dams
Thursday, January 07, 2021 by Dr. Martin Wieland shares some important comments about dams and seismic safety

Unlocking Tasmania’s renewable energy potential - more positive progress on Marinus Link interconnector
Wednesday, October 07, 2020 by Hydro Tasmania welcomes the Federal Government’s ongoing support of a new Marinus Link interconnector, with funding committed to support reaching an investment decision and a new...

Government and water industry warned of cyber-security ‘blind spots’
Thursday, September 10, 2020 by A new report says Operational Technology networks are vulnerable to cyber-attacks

World Water Week: A unique opportunity to share best practice in water management
Thursday, August 27, 2020 by Like many similar events, this year's World Water Week (Aug 24–28) conference is taking place virtually. Convened by the Stockholm International Water Institute, the annual...

What does World Water Week 2020 mean to you?
Monday, August 24, 2020 by Hosted and organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), World Water Week is the leading annual global event for water issues and related international...

Livelihoods options awareness for communities affected by the Lesotho Highlands Water Project kicks off
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 by “I survive on growing and selling potatoes to my communities where I normally get paid in cash or grains from those who do not have cash. My biggest challenge is access to markets.”

Update on development of the Tina River Hydropower Project
Monday, July 13, 2020 by The Solomon Islands, home of the Tina River Hydropower Development Project, is still only one of 11 countries in the world yet to report a case of Coronavirus. As a result, the...

Why engineers must always consider human induced vibration
Monday, June 15, 2020 by Human induced vibration, or more accurately vibrations caused by human footfall, often conjure images of Millennium Bridge-style swaying or collapsing buildings. But in reality,...

Examining shared challenges
Monday, May 11, 2020 by Black & Veatch is leading a sustainability, data management and renewable energy drive with its latest report. The company says that shared challenges and solutions across...

Observing World Day for Safety & Health at Work 2020 the right way
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 by On World Day for Safety and Health, Asite emphasises the importance of work health and safety for the construction industry and provides tips for how workers can work safely, both...

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