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Making a case for sedimentation
29 June, 2012
According to the International Sediment Initiative (ISI), sedimentation issues are often ignored because the scale of the problem can seem too overwhelming. Recent research by ISI is working towards creating a holistic approach to the remediation and conservation of surface waters, with the management of dams and reservoirs playing a key part. Suzanne Pritchard takes a closer look at ISI’s recent interim case study report.

Hydro helps Fiji reach renewable goals
22 June, 2012
Innovative hydro projects on one of Fiji’s remote islands supply an added 20% of the country’s electricity needs through renewable energy. Greg Brown gives an interesting insight into the 42MW Nadarivatu project, which is due for completion in April 2012.

Advances in raise boring
22 June, 2012
Advances in the design and construction of reaming heads and rock tools has seen the technique of raise boring become increasingly effective to the point where it can now be used in very hard rock, in confined urban areas, and in deep underground locations, writes Goran Strand of Sandvik Mining and Construction

Gift of the gap
15 May, 2012
Hydro and more transmission links are increasingly key resources to balance intermittent generation as more wind and solar plants are built, in Europe and North America. Report by Patrick Reynolds

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