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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.
Q&A with Steve Davy, Hydro Tasmania
03 September, 2020
With Evangelista Albertini recently named new CEO of Hydro Tasmania, IWP&DC spoke to outgoing CEO, Steve Davy, to ask questions about his experiences at Hydro Tasmania and what his future holds.
Lessons to be learned from Spencer Dam
24 July, 2020
The Spencer Dam Independent Investigation Panel has released its report on the Spencer Dam failure that occurred in the US during March 2019. Ignorance of ice runs and underestimating dam hazard classification were said to be key factors in the incident. The Association of State Dam Safety Officials hopes that industry-wide lessons will now be learned from this failure. Suzanne Pritchard reports.
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
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
Knight Piésold Canada wins award for the Azambi project
25 April, 2019
Knight Piésold Canada received an Award of Merit in the Energy and Industry category from the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies British Columbia (ACEC-BC) for the Azambi Hydroelectric Project.
The second phase
12 November, 2018
The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) provides information on the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, and details on how work is progressing on Phase II
ASDSO issues Request for Expression of Interest
06 February, 2018
The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) in the US has issued a Request for Expression of Interest (EOI) from engineering consulting firms, research groups, academics, and others who are qualified to conduct technical training seminars on dam and levee safety issues for state officials and other engineers or practitioners in the dam and levee safety community.
A large undertaking
05 December, 2016
IWP&DC provides an update on construction work being carried out or recently completed at selected large dam projects across the globe
Engineering excellent design
11 February, 2016
Knight Piésold used unique and innovative designs when working on the Kokish River hydropower project in Canada.
Tailings dams: the path to zero failure
19 August, 2015
Tailings dams are complex and unforgiving systems which evolve over a period of years. The recent failure of Mount Polley tailings facility in Canada has brought global attention to the fact that the reliability of tailings dams is dependent on consistent and thorough planning, design, monitoring and effective operation at every level. After an independent inquiry into what has been described as Canada’s largest industrial accident of its kind, the industry is being steered on a path towards zero failure. Suzanne Pritchard reports.
Power list: who will infuence the hydropower sector in 2014?
25 March, 2014
Who will be helping to shape the hydropower industry in 2014? The editorial team at IWP&DC reveals a list of the people we think will have major influence on the market this year.
EMEC’s fourth collaboration agreement in Asia
05 December, 2012
The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) based in Orkney, Scotland, has announced another major international collaboration agreement in which the test facility will assist in the development of a marine energy test centre in Taiwan.
20 August, 2012
Once described as a drowning machine, Calgary Bow River weir could not be removed due to the strategic importance it plays in supplying irrigation water. Now, however, it is heralded as an engineering success.
Common sense reform
20 August, 2012
Positive steps have been made in the right direction and the licensing of US hydropower projects has improved. However, problems still exist and have the potential to stifle further development. Members of the industry recently gave their testimonies in support of new legislation, which will be of particular benefit to small hydro development. Suzanne Pritchard reports.
Top 5 developments in hydro
26 January, 2011
As we start what promises to be another eventful year for the ever-changing hydro industry, IWP&DC suggests five developments and projects that are likely to have to the biggest impact on the industry in the near future
Under the influence - 60 most influential people in the industry
06 October, 2009
Welcome to International Water Power & Dam Construction’s list of the 60 most influential people in the industry. These people have helped shape the course of the global hydro and dams business over the last 60 years. This list – in alphabetical order – is the result of nominations from contacts and readers around the world, and was decided by a panel of industry experts