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Satellite sediment management
11 March, 2022
HYPOS is a new toolbox that enables sediment management to be powered by satellite technology and helps hydropower planners and managers overcome the challenges posed by sedimentation.

Dam development in Indonesia
14 September, 2021
Members of the Indonesia National Committee on Large Dams give an overview of recent activity across the country’s dam industry

Going global: the 2021 World Hydropower Congress
06 September, 2021
The stage is set for the world’s premier hydropower event, which is now accessible to all

Safety management of dams – the Australian practice
03 June, 2021
Dr Gamini Adikari and Natalie Kho of SMEC present details on dam safety practice and legislation in Australia

Indian insights
24 February, 2021
IWP&DC spoke with Devendra Kumar Sharma, Vice President of the International Commission on Large Dams, and President of the Indian Committee on Large Dams, about current and future dam building in India

Hydropower over the next decade
15 April, 2020
Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, IWP&DC asked members of the industry for their thoughts on what the next decade may entail for hydropower development across the globe.

Guiding seismic safety
03 April, 2020
Martin Wieland has celebrated 20 years as Chairman of the ICOLD Committee on Seismic Aspects of Dam Design. Here he reflects on past achievements in this important area of work, and asks what can be expected in the future?

Paradigm shift for sediment management
18 June, 2019
Sameh A. Kantoush and Tetsuya Sumi from Kyoto University in Japan assess how sediment management can be improved basin wide

Tailings dam failures – can we minimise the risks?
21 May, 2019
Following the recent catastrophic failure of the Córrego do Feijão tailings dam in Brazil, Craig Goff from HR Wallingford considers the risks associated with these types of dam

ICOLD gets technical about climate change
26 March, 2019
Emmanuel Grenier is the Public Relations Officer for the International Commission on Large Dams. Here he gives an insight into the work being carried out by its technical committee on climate change.

Technically speaking
25 January, 2019
Andreas Halvarsson, Ken Grubb and Jerry Westermann outline the important work that ICOLD's Hydromechanical Technical Committee carries out in relation to the design, manufacture and maintenance of hydromechanical equipment.

Reaching the pinnacle
10 December, 2018
ICOLD President Michael Rogers speaks with IWP&DC about his appointment, which he describes as the pinnacle of his professional career.

Integrated geohazard assessments to aid resilience of hydropower infrastructure
27 June, 2018
Professor John M Reynolds explains why he believes an Integrated Geohazard Assessment (IGA) should be undertaken as part of both best practice and sensible due diligence in dam development activities.

A workplace for women
17 May, 2018
Tracey Williamson is the first female Chair of the British Dam Society; she is quite certain she will not be the last. However, to ensure that encouraging women into civil engineering is kept on the agenda, Williamson says that we need to keep talking about it, provide positive role models and demonstrate that this is a workplace for women.

Safety is no accident
12 March, 2018
The prevention of tailings dam disasters is described as being an ambitious and challenging goal, made more difficult by the competitive, international and cyclical nature of the mining industry. Sixteen years ago ICOLD issued recommendations for change, and although tailings management has improved in some areas, the mining industry still fails to achieve a zero-failure rate. Suzanne Pritchard looks at a recent report by the United Nations Rapid Response Assessment Series, which hopes to encourage action to make zero catastrophic incidents become a reality.

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?

Seismic considerations
18 January, 2017
New ICOLD Bulletins are now available from the Committee on Seismic Aspects of Dam Design.

Upgrading Kangaroo Creek Dam
12 October, 2016
Paul Maisano, Water Storage Team Leader for GHD in Victoria, Australia; and Angus Paton, Manager of Asset Management at the South Australian Water Corporation, give details about the upgrading of Kangaroo Creek Dam.

A fair share: sharing the waters of multipurpose reservoirs
19 April, 2016
The multipurpose functions of reservoirs can create competition and conflict, prompting an increasing need for wise stewardship of global water resources. Sharing the water uses of multipurpose hydropower reservoirs is now the focal point of a framework recently produced by Electricite de France and the World Water Council. Suzanne Pritchard reports.

The future for hydro - roundtable discussion
02 March, 2015
Suzanne Pritchard talked to key members of the hydropower industry to discover what they think the future holds for hydropower



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