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Parsons, B&V to manage San Vicente dam raise
16 September, 2008
A joint venture of consultants Parsons and Black & Veatch (B&V) are to manage the San Vicente dam raise project in California.

Study highlights Scots hydro potential
03 September, 2008
Scotland has hydro power potential totalling 657MW that is financially and practically exploitable, apart from transmission constraints, and could generate 2767GWh of electricity annually, according to a new study.

Designer label for Lake Lenexa
06 June, 2008
Combining architecture and engineering, Lake Lenexa dam was built in partnership with the local community. The innovative flood protection project has become a model for other schemes in the US

PB-led JV to take forward Severn tidal energy studies
06 May, 2008
A Parsons Brinckerhoff-led joint venture has been appointed to take forward the environmental and engineering studies for the Severn Estuary tidal energy studies in south west UK.

Renewed promise for Severn power
03 April, 2008
Tempted by the promise of a major long-term supply of renewable power, the UK Government is looking seriously, again, at proposals for a tidal barrage across the Severn Estuary. Report by Suzanne Pritchard

B&V, MWH expand dams units
01 February, 2008
Consultants Black & Veatch (B&V) and Montgomery Watson Harza (MWH) have both announced plans to expand their hydro and dams services.

Mosul makes waves
10 January, 2008
Leakage at Mosul dam in north Iraq has engineers worried and recent grouting efforts have not been executed effectively, according to a US study. Report by Neil Ford.

Keeping the dream alive
10 January, 2008
It took 21 years to unleash hydroelectric potential at the Summersville dam in the US. Fierce competition, legislation and stakeholder involvement tested the dedication of the hydro project developers. Report by Sue Pritchard

Uncertainty and the breach of Gasper dam
10 January, 2008
Following a severe storm in 1917, the Gasper dam in Wiltshire, UK, collapsed. Here, Colin Clark describes how the dam breached and estimates the dam break flood as it passed downstream. He also reports on a recent inspection of the structure and assesses uncertainty in the spillway design flood, the results of which could have implications for dam safety worldwide

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