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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?

Designs aspects of Deriner dam
08 July, 2008
Upon its completion in 2010, Deriner dam on the Coruh River will be the highest arch dam in Turkey. Dr Martin Wieland, Martin Aemmer and Roland Ruoss discuss how, during the dam design, the safety evaluation earthquake with a peak ground acceleration of 0.35g and the maximum flood of 10,110m3/sec had to be considered

Seismic performance of CFRDs
28 March, 2007
Martin Wieland and R Peter Brenner present a qualitative assessment of the seismic performance of concrete face rockfill dams under strong ground shaking, and discuss possible problems and deficiencies

Electrowatt-Ekono wins Plavinas contract
06 January, 2006
Latvenergo, Latvia’s national electricity generator, has awarded a contract worth US$2.54M to Electrowatt-Ekono for various engineering services at the Plavinas hydroelectric power plant on the Daugava river.

Hydrodynamic pressures
20 September, 2005
Dr Martin Wieland investigates hydrodynamic pressures in penstocks, bottom outlets, plugs of diversion tunnels and gates of intake structures and spillways caused by earthquakes

Stress management
23 February, 2005
Dr Martin Wieland explores the problem of tensile stresses in concrete dams

Power from Pamir
01 September, 2004
David Hayes takes a look at how work is commencing on Tajikistan’s Pamir hydro power project

Participation invited for engineering conference
15 July, 2004
The organisers of the 4th International Conference on Dam Engineering has invited interested readers to attend the conference and share experiences in the many aspects of dam engineering.

Design criteria
17 May, 2004
Martin Wieland discusses seismic and hydrological design criteria for cofferdams and temporary structures at dam sites

China to host Dam Engineering 2004
23 April, 2004
The 4th International Conference on Dam Engineering is to take place 18–20 October 2004 in Nanjing, China with International Water Power & Dam Construction as its official supporting magazine.

ICE considering proposals
01 February, 2003

Jaakko Pöyry Group wins engineering and assistance contracts
04 October, 2002

People power
13 February, 2001

Hydro employee to run the London Marathon
16 January, 2001
If you've ever thought of running a marathon but have never quite got round to it, now is your chance to support a hydro colleague in his effort to raise money for charity.

Chimay hydro power scheme in Peru
14 November, 2000

Electrowatt to supervise Peruvian hydro project
16 October, 2000

Situation vacant: new operator required for Manantali dam
15 March, 2000

Iran selects contractors
10 February, 2000

Contract award for Kukule Ganga
12 January, 2000

Five shortlisted for Asyut barrage study
12 January, 2000

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