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Safe and secure - risk based techniques for dam safety
07 December, 2006
In December 2006, part one of our article on the issues associated with the use of risk based techniques for assessing the safety of dams reported on the potential for dam failures based on past evidence and causes, and assessed the records for dam safety legislation and the classifications the structures are given by countries worldwide. Part two looks at how risk assessment has evolved, studies the public’s attitudes towards dam safety, looks in detail at the concept of risk assessment as applied to dam safety and current practice in its applications, and touches on the issue of dam security

Power sharing at Nam Theun 2
15 November, 2006
Equipment from Volvo Construction Equipment is helping to build the Nam Theun 2 project in the Southeast Asian nation of Laos. Brian O'Sullivan reports

Back to School - refurbishment work in the US
18 September, 2006
This August saw the beginning of a US$1.4M improvement project at the School Street hydro power facility in New York state, US. Several of the enhancements that are currently underway are beyond the improvements the owner planned as part of its Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) license renewal, and take into account the historic significance of the facility, and its contribution to the city of Cohoes

Large steps in small hydro
21 July, 2006
The 18th Hidroenergia conference took place in Crieff, Scotland, UK, on 8-9 June. The biennial European event continued its trend for interesting and diverse papers and presentations on the topic of small hydro power, writes Jon Last

HEA forms European division
14 June, 2006
The Hydro Equipment Association (HEA) has founded a European branch in Brussels, Belgium, to help strengthen hydro’s presence with the European Union commission.

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