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ARE and ESHA sign agreement to promote small hydro
29 October, 2013
The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) and the European Small Hydropower Association (ESHA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to intensify knowledge-sharing and joint work towards promoting small hydro as a sustainable energy solution in rural areas of developing and emerging markets.
RusHydro and Alstom extend cooperation
24 June, 2013
RusHydro and Alstom are to extend their cooperation within joint venture company AlstomRusHydroEnergy LLC for the reconstruction and upgrade of the Cascade Kubansky hydro power plants in south Russia.
Battling against power threats
16 May, 2013
Much needed hydropower, and other renewable energy development across Africa, could be compromised by theft and vandalism. Carole Rosenlund explains more.
Seismic design of major components
22 April, 2013
Martin Wieland presents details on the seismic design and safety aspects of bottom outlets, spillways, intake structures, penstocks and switchyards of large dam projects.
Merging hydraulics with biology
14 March, 2013
Recognising that environmental sustainability is a global issue, researchers from the US, Australia and Lao PDR have joined forces in a collaborative effort to improve safe fish passage through hydropower systems. By expanding knowledge beyond salmon to other species, advances in technology can be used to have positive global impacts and ensure the sustainable expansion of hydro.
Engineering the route to a smarter economy
05 February, 2013
Closing the generational gap and transferring skills from retiring to graduating engineers is one of many personnel issues facing the hydropower and dams industry. However other worrying workplace trends are making this more of a complex task. Why is it that with impending shortages of young engineers being forecast, it becomes evident that the majority of qualified women do not actually continue to work in the engineering industry? With engineering and technology set to play strategic roles in economic recovery worldwide, Suzanne Pritchard explains why this must be resolved.
Alstom inaugurates new technology centre
04 February, 2013
Alstom has unveiled the new headquarters of its global technology and hydropower centre in Grenoble, a centre of expertise which carries out all hydropower research and development for the company.
Extreme dam building
18 January, 2013
Construction of the Taishir hydroelectric project in Mongolia has demonstrated that RCC dams can be successfully designed and built in extreme environmental conditions. Jack Linard and Erik Hansen report.