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Navigating the complex waters of cybersecurity
23 October, 2023
IWP&DC spoke to Phil Rouse, Advisor to Ground Control’s Chief Executive Officer, and Marlene Ladendorff, Principal Cybersecurity Consultant in Industrial Automation at Schneider Electric, to discover how we can safeguard the resilience of hydropower and dam infrastructure
Snapshot of the US hydropower market
08 June, 2023
Elizabeth A. Ingram discusses some of the market factors driving hydropower’s role and future in the United States energy system and provides insight on what the future might look like if current plans are brought to fruition.
Important conferences and meetings in the hydropower and dams industry in 2023
30 March, 2023
The hydropower industry is constantly evolving and advancing, and as such, conferences and meetings are essential for professionals and stakeholders to gather, network, and discuss the latest developments in the field. In 2023, there are several important conferences and meetings in the hydropower industry that professionals should be aware of.
Reflecting on the FutureDAMS project
06 March, 2023
As its work drew to a close last year, members of the FutureDAMS research team reflected on the lessons they have learned about the water-energy-food-environment nexus since the project first swung into action in 2018.
Climate change and hydropower
17 January, 2023
The impacts of climate change are being felt across the European and North American hydropower industries. However, even with extreme and varied weather conditions, research shows that hydro can still play a critical role in a stable power grid.
Meeting the challenge of the grey tsunami
27 July, 2022
The Hydropower Foundation is offering new hope in the challenge of attracting younger professionals into the US industry. Linda Church Ciocci, the foundation’s Executive Director, explains how.
Gaining greater insight
08 February, 2022
Industry-wide reports and conferences highlight the need to learn from climate change, dam failure and promoting diversity.
Michigan dam failures prompt re-assessment of safety
26 February, 2021
Dam safety in the US state of Michigan was thrown into the spotlight after the failure of Edenville and Sanford Dams during May 2020.
Evolution of the digital twin
15 January, 2021
Andrew Young, Vice President of Project Engineering and Service Delivery at Akselos, gives an insight into the evolution of the digital twin technology and its application in the hydro industry.
Coping with COVID-19
23 June, 2020
Worldwide we are all experiencing unsettling times with the emergence of COVID-19. This has had an unprecedented impact on our professional and personal lives. In an effort to bring the industry together and share some positive camaraderie, IWP&DC asked readers how they are coping through it all
Hydropower over the next decade
15 April, 2020
Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, IWP&DC asked members of the industry for their thoughts on what the next decade may entail for hydropower development across the globe.
How is the hydropower industry responding to the COVID-19 pandemic?
06 April, 2020
IWP&DC takes a look at how the hydropower industry is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, and what measures are being put in place by companies throughout the industry. This article is being constantly updated as we get new information so please share your company’s updates with us and we will add them here
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
Coming under close control
20 February, 2019
ABB Ability digital control technology is optimizing the remote support of Enel Generación’s hydropower fleet across Chile, improving coordination and information-sharing
City Light helps put out the fire
03 January, 2019
Seattle City Light has been recognised for its Skagit hydroelectric project wildfire mitigation plan. Nathan MacDonald gives more details.
Look me in the eye
10 July, 2018
How can the hydro industry tackle concerns and emotions around proposed hydropower and dam developments? And how can it communicate the holistic nature and positive aspects of sustainable projects to opponents? Prompted by an impassioned plea from an amateur photographer’s experience in Iceland, IWP&DC asked industry representatives to share their thoughts on this historically controversial topic.
The modern dam engineer
15 February, 2018
Like many industries, the dam industry is influenced by both internal and external factors which can prompt change. IWP&DC was interested in finding out if such elements have affected the engineer’s working life when inspecting dams. We asked members of the industry for their own thoughts about the role of the modern dam engineer: Has this changed in recent years? Are engineers faced with increased challenges? And will this role continue to evolve?
EDF to install Eco-flow Turbinator
15 November, 2017
The Turbinator is a compact small hydro turbine with an integrated permanent magnetised generator. Following successful installations in Norway, CleanPower is now focusing on the market of European eco-flow releases. French energy company EDF has selected it for the upgrade of the eco-flow release on the Raviège dam in the Tarn region in South-West France, the installation is expected to start test production during the first half of 2018.
Large or small - does dam size matter?
12 August, 2016
IWP&DC asked members of the US dams industry for their thoughts on whether dam size matters, and what are the prospects for future construction across the country?
02 February, 2016
A selection of current construction work and studies shows hydro’s wide range. Report by Patrick Reynolds