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A matter of co-operation
11 December, 1998
A co-operative approach to dam safety is imperative in order to avoid dam failures. E C Kalkani* explains why

Learning from the US experience
11 December, 1998
Information that improves the understanding of dams and their performance is at a premium. As Martin McCann* explains, the US National Performance of Dams Programme is an aggressive effort to establish a valuable engineering resource, with the participation of dam owners, regulatory officials and engineers

To sustain and protact
11 December, 1998
Thomas Vladut* calls on the dam industry to seize the initiative, and ensure that dams and hydro plants are recognised as examples of sustainable development

Commission meeting moves to Sri Lanka
10 November, 1998

Spotlight on refurbishment
10 August, 1998
G P Sims, chairman of the ICOLD Committee on Rehabilitation of Dams, explains the fundamental principles behind refurbishing hydro power facilities

ICOLD welcomes World Commission on Dams
10 June, 1998

Headline news
11 May, 1998
Major contractors for large dam projects have been criticised for their part in ‘controversial’ projects. Although companies cannot directly affect decisions on dam construction, ABB believes there are ways to minimise the negative environmental impacts of large dams. Suzanne Moxon spoke to Michael Robertson from ABB’s environmental affairs department

A unique opportunity
11 May, 1998
Large dam projects cause furious debate. The World Commission on Dams was formed in November 1997 to help balance energy needs and environmental concerns in such projects. Richard E Bissell* explains the Commission’s genesis and goals

Untapped potential
10 February, 1998
India has great hydropower potential, but much of this remains unexploited. Last year, the Indian Hydropower Committee expressed grave concern about the steady decline of hydro development within the country. I.M. Sahai* examines the procedural, technical and financial issues which need addressing if this trend is to be reversed.

Diverting the Yellow River
12 January, 1998
The future development of the Yellow River in China depends on the Xiaolangdi multipurpose dam site. Li Qiyou, Wang Xianru, Lin Xiushan and Zoltán V. Solymár* discuss how well this important project is progressing.

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