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Safe and secure - risk based techniques for dam safety
07 December, 2006
In December 2006, part one of our article on the issues associated with the use of risk based techniques for assessing the safety of dams reported on the potential for dam failures based on past evidence and causes, and assessed the records for dam safety legislation and the classifications the structures are given by countries worldwide. Part two looks at how risk assessment has evolved, studies the public’s attitudes towards dam safety, looks in detail at the concept of risk assessment as applied to dam safety and current practice in its applications, and touches on the issue of dam security

Managing Tailings dams
06 December, 2006
Recent tailings dam failures have highlighted the importance of efficient tailings management systems. Chris Webb reports on the efforts being undertaken to minimise risks at tailings sites

Safe and secure - risk-based techniques for dam safety
17 November, 2006
In part one of a two-part piece, C. Richard Donnelly discusses issues associated with the use of risk based techniques for assessing the safety of dams

Baglihar threatens Indus deal
12 September, 2006
Neil Ford reports on how India's Baglihar dam project could impact the 1960 Indus Water Treaty

The Baglihar dispute
16 August, 2006
I M Sahai investigates India and Pakistan's 14 year dispute over the Baglihar hydroelectric project

Slovakian developments
13 April, 2006
Miroslav B. Liska details the past, present and future of hydro developments in Slovakia

Carbon finance opportunities
12 April, 2006
The current status of the new carbon market presents excellent funding opportunities for energy companies developing new hydroelectricity projects, explains Ruth Whittington

Promoting sustainable development
16 March, 2006
The UNEP Dams and Development project was set up to promote dialogue about the role dams play and the problems they cause

Ghana balances hydro and thermal
14 March, 2006
Following the 1998-1999 droughts in West Africa, the governments of Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire promised to concentrate their efforts on gas fired power plants rather than further hydroelectric investment. Now that the dust has settled, what is the future of hydro projects in the region? Neil Ford reports

Turkey's continuing commitment
03 February, 2006
Despite opposition from a number of sources, Turkey remains committed to its pro-dam policy, writes Neil Ford

Five years on - impacts of the WCD
20 January, 2006
WWF has released a document which takes a look at how the World Commission on Dams report has impacted the dam community five years after its release. Carrieann Davies talked to the report’s author, Ute Collier, and discovered why WWF feels that some dams are failing to meet the WCD’s recommendations

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