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Still going strong: 80 years on
05 November, 2008
ICOLD president Luis Berga invites readers to help celebrate the success of the organisation over the past 80 years. But what does the future hold for the industry stalwart?

Striking a middle ground for dams, people and nature
31 October, 2008
Marc Goichot explains what role conservation organisation WWF will play in the balancing act between energy and ecosystem demands in the Mekong river basin

The Balkan water dance
31 October, 2008
Countries in the Balkan region are stepping towards a holistic approach to water management, writes Peter O’Neill. What opportunities could this hold for developers of dams and hydro plants?

Pulling the trigger on RTS
03 October, 2008
The International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) has published a new informative bulletin on reservoir triggered seismicity

Impact of the Sichuan earthquake
13 August, 2008
China’s hydro rich Sichuan Province was recently shaken by the country’s strongest earthquake for over 30 years. Zeping Xu, from the China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, reports on the impact of the disaster on the province’s dams and reservoirs

Assessing investment options for irrigation dams
09 July, 2008
Michailidis Anastasios and Mattas Konstadinos present a valuation study of irrigation dam investment opportunities in Greece. Using traditional and newly developed techniques, they compare investment by taking an empirical approach and show how this can be adopted to model uncertainty and managerial flexibility in irrigation dam management

Examining hydro's future role
08 July, 2008
A recent workshop in the US helped to redefine hydro power’s role in the changing generation mix. Report by Tom Key and Patrick March

Raising the game
20 June, 2008
Houston, Texas-based Hydro Green Energy (HGE) is one of a growing number of players in the field of hydrokinetic power production in the US . IWP&DC discovers more about the company’s plans to convert non-hydro dams into low impact hydro facilities

Water ways
20 June, 2008
Hydroelectric dams are making a comeback in the US. But instead of erecting new structures, savvy engineers are retrofitting existing dams without hydro power facilities, or low efficiency or under sized hydro facilities to harness water’s potential power and provide a clean, renewable source of energy, writes Norman Bishop

The need for speed
03 April, 2008
Speedy construction is a pre-requisite for RCCs in tropical climates and two projects in south east Asia are making good progress. Report by Suzanne Pritchard

CDC backs Cameroon project
03 April, 2008
Development proposals for hydropower projects, such as Memve’ele, are advancing in Cameroon, reports Neil Ford

Where do we get our dam engineers?
29 February, 2008
Dams help ease the plight of millions without adequate water, sanitation or power, but there is a worrying skills shortage. Prof Andy Hughes, director of dams and reservoirs with Atkins, examines the challenge of finding the next generation of engineers

Debating the CDM bonus
16 January, 2008
Carbon credits for hydropower schemes continue to be debated in the face of financial benefits won over approaches to passing the ‘additionality’ test. Report by Chris Webb

Carbon drive for Turkey hydro
16 January, 2008
As Turkey needs more power capacity and still has significant hydropower potential, it is clear that much of this will be taken up as the country seeks EU membership and supports calls for deep cuts in carbon emissions, reports Neil Ford

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