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San Vicente Dam Raise project clinches prestigious global award
11 December, 2023
The San Vicente Dam Raise Project has secured the 5th International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) International Milestone Award for Roller Compacted Concrete Dam, the San Diego County Water Authority has announced.
SMEC appointed by Malawi Northern Region Water Board for Lunyangwa Dam safety enhancement
08 December, 2023
In a project aimed at fortifying the safety and reliability of the Lunyangwa Dam, the Malawi Northern Region Water Board (NRWB) has enlisted the services of SMEC (to develop a comprehensive Dam Safety Management Plan. The initiative is part of the NRWB Water Efficiency Project, funded by a loan from the European Investment Bank.
Large dams face around 26% loss of storage by 2050 says new research
13 January, 2023
Large dams worldwide have lost an estimated 13% to 19% of their combined original storage capacity as a result of trapped sediment, with that number set to rise to 23% to 28% by 2050, new UN research warns.
EGP’s Dam Behavior platform validated at international workshop
28 July, 2022
Enel Green Power’s data driven predictive platform Dam Behavior was validated at the 16th International Benchmark Workshop on Numerical Analysis of Dams, which was organized in Slovenia by ICOLD, the company has announced.
New forum aims to give voice to European hydropower community
22 February, 2019
A new three-year long EU funded project has recently begun – coordinated by the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) – which aims to gather input from the European hydropower community in order to agree upon common Research and Innovation priorities for the sector in Europe.
Call for papers – ICOLD’S Dams and Earthquakes group
24 October, 2018
The deadline is approaching for abstract submissions for the 3rd meeting of the ICOLD European Club Working Group ”Dams and Earthquakes”, to take place in Lisbon, Portugal on 6-8 May 2019.
Michael Rogers named new president of ICOLD
17 July, 2018
Michael Rogers has been elected as the new president of the International Commission of Large Dams (ICOLD), taking over from outgoing president Anton Schleiss.
Mott MacDonald to develop climate resilience guidelines for hydro and dams
22 November, 2016
Mott MacDonald has announced it has been appointed by the World Bank to develop technical guidelines to improve climate resilience for the hydropower and dams development community.
Milestone reached at Xayaburi with first major gate installation
02 September, 2014
After a lengthy process of preparation, the first significant hydraulic steel structures are being installed by the Whessoe/KGAL team at the 1285MW Xayaburi hydroelectric project in Northern Laos.
Grande Dixence – an engineering achievement
10 August, 2010
The Grande Dixence hydro power complex in Switzerland is still considered to be one of the industry’s greatest engineering achievements
Reminder: Call for Abstracts
28 June, 2010
The Swiss Committee on Dams is inviting professionals and researchers in the field of dam design and construction as well as dam owners to the International Symposium ‘Dams and Reservoirs under Changing Challenges’.
Call for papers issued for IECS 2010
30 November, 2009
A call for papers has been issued for the 8th ICOLD European Club Symposium: Dam Safety – sustainability in a changing environment, to be held from 22-23 September 2010 in Innsbruck, Austria.
The Balkan water dance
31 October, 2008
Countries in the Balkan region are stepping towards a holistic approach to water management, writes Peter O’Neill. What opportunities could this hold for developers of dams and hydro plants?
Effects of the 12 May 2008 Sichuan earthquake on dams - preliminary assessment
20 May, 2008
As China enters its second day of mourning for the thousands of victims of the earthquake which hit Sichuan province on 12 May 2008, Dr Martin Wieland, Chairman of the ICOLD Committee On Seismic Aspects of Dam Design, presents a preliminary assessment on the effect of the quake on the area's dams.
Managing Tailings dams
06 December, 2006
Recent tailings dam failures have highlighted the importance of efficient tailings management systems. Chris Webb reports on the efforts being undertaken to minimise risks at tailings sites
Spotlight on… Canada
26 July, 2004
If preparations for Hydrovision 2004 have whet your appetite for all things Canadian, cast your eye over the following features, a selection of related articles published by IWP&DC since 1998, and get up to speed on the scene before heading over to Montreal.
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