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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

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.

Engineering ingenuity
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.

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

Building an RCC dam in the Jordan valley
11 August, 2009
Ted Warren provides details on the Al Wehdah dam in the Kingdom of Jordan – currently the country’s tallest dam and the largest by RCC volume

Highlighting hydro developments
15 May, 2009
Members of the hydro industry reflect on the major developments in the industry over the past six decades and comment on important issues for the future

Looking at tunnel roughness
03 April, 2008
Research in Kárahnjúkar headrace is providing fresh insight into tunnel wall roughness to estimate headloss. Report by Patrick Reynolds

AGL links Kiewa gap
10 January, 2008
The Kiewa Valley cascade was built in the 1950s, and AGL Energy is now completing the 'missing link' with construction of Bogong. SKM's Paul Caplen tells how mainland Australia's biggest hydro plant for more than 25 years is being developed

Renovation success
12 April, 2006
Urban encroachment, design flaws, and a history of slope and outlet works deformations meant a comprehensive renovation programme was needed at Standley Lake dam. Joseph M Green-Heffern and James R Schneider describe how the US$40M improvement project was completed ahead of schedule and came in under budget

In safe hands - a profile of the ASDSO
10 May, 2005
The US Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) has been contributing to the safe running of dams in the US for over 20 years, and its work is still progressing today, writes Lori C Spragens and Sarah Mayfield

Investing in Iceland
04 October, 2002
Simon Jones reports on the issues surrounding the Karahnjukar hydro plant in eastern Iceland, as construction work begins on the controversial 630MW project

Tackling Tarbela's problems
04 July, 2002

Concrete evidence
04 May, 2002
Engineers in the US have been using RCC in dams and dam rehabilitation for 22 years, but innovative uses for the material are still being found.

High society
02 March, 2002
Many changes have taken place in the British Dam Society over the past year, as Carrieann Davies discovered when she talked to current chairman Andy Hughes

The insurance job
17 September, 2001
Carrieann Davies investigates why dam insurance is an important issue, and takes a look at what insurance options are available for dam owners

Caught in a crisis
15 June, 2001
With the UK in the grip of Foot and Mouth disease, Carrieann Davies investigates how the outbreak has affected the country’s hydro industry



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