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World Bank think-tank
10 November, 1999
Meeting with representatives from the World Bank to discuss current issues in the hydro industry, one thing becomes clear: the Bank is keen to learn from its past experiences. Complying with environmental and social policies is as important to Bank staff as assessing financial risks. Suzanne Moxon reports

Casting a global net
08 October, 1999
The World Commission on Dams reflects on its public consultation on Latin America

How green is your hydro?
10 September, 1999
Marshall Kaiser* describes how Safe Harbor Water Power took a scientific approach to environmental certification

ICOLD promotes regional interaction
10 August, 1999
Dam projects and the problems which they face differ from country to country. In acknowledgement of this, regional groups of ICOLD are being established so that members can share and solve similar problems

The half-way mark
10 August, 1999
The World Commission on Dams has reached the half-way mark in its two-year work programme, and is preparing the finishing touches to its interim report. Suzanne Moxon discovered how this unique undertaking is progressing in its bid to resolve the dams debate satisfactorily for both sides

How do they do that?
09 July, 1999
Bringing together Chinese and foreign contractors on the world’s largest construction site is a complex and demanding task. Adrian Greeman went to see how work at the Three Gorges site is organised

Murphy’s law
10 June, 1999
With international opportunities beckoning, a deregulating power industry in the US and the threat of dam removal on the horizon, there is always much to discuss with the president of the National Hydropower Association — as Suzanne Moxon discovered

Five consortia short-listed for ADB’s dams panel
15 March, 1999

Personal views
12 January, 1999
IWP&DC has passed a milestone with this issue: sharp-eyed readers will notice that we are beginning volume 51, and have been reporting on the water power industries for a half-century. Looking back on 50 years, IWP&DC invited members of the industry to suggest the most important development or accomplishment of the industry in that time, and the following suggestions were received. Readers may not agree with the choices made: if you have another suggestion, please write to the editor — and remind the industry of some of its achievements

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