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Safety research - new tools for dam analysis
16 November, 2005
Yoshihisa Uchita, Hiroaki Noguchi and Victor E. Saouma share their experiences of identifying the state of the art in seismic dam safety, and report on the development of a computational tool to effectively analyse dams, from the simplest through to the most complex structures

Southeast Asia turns back to hydro
10 November, 2005
After a period of uncertainty, hydroelectricity is once again being embraced by Southeast Asia, writes Neil Ford

The value of small hydro
20 September, 2005
On the basis of research and a review of the published technical and professional literature, Roger H Bezdek and Robert M Wendling derive a number of significant conclusions concerning the proper valuation of small hydroelectric facilities in the US Northeast

Financial advice
19 September, 2005
Over the next three years, the Asian Development Bank is likely to increase funding for hydro projects, provided they are integral to national energy development strategies, clear all policy and safeguard tests and include a robust mitigation programme

Class act - dam safety classification
14 April, 2005
C. Richard Donnelly discusses the different approaches Canada takes to dam safety classification

Construction strategies
07 April, 2005
Fidencio Mendez discusses the actual sequence of plinth excavation and concreting, the construction methods developed and the equipment used for Mexico’s El Cajon dam

In the public domain
16 March, 2005
Neil Ford considers the public face of dam construction and how far hydroelectricity has come to being an accepted form of energy

On course for success
20 January, 2005
Efrossini C. Kalkani, Iris K. Boussiakou, and Leda G. Boussiakou analyse the procedures that educational theories suggest for classroom learning, and apply these procedures in restructuring a civil engineering course in Hydraulic Structures and Dams for an international audience

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