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Spillway inadequacy remediation in the US
06 November, 2009
Hasan T Kocahan, Russell Wyckoff and Martin Wosnik describe the US’ experience with the Fusegate spillway control system to bring dams with undersized spillways up to current safety standards

Playing it safe in Central Asia
06 November, 2009
Many of Central Asia’s ageing large dams are located in the basins of transboundary rivers. The United Nations is leading an initiative to promote the safe operation and management of such structures in the region. Bo Libert, Erkin Orolbaev and Yuri Steklov give more details

Under the influence - 60 most influential people in the industry
06 October, 2009
Welcome to International Water Power & Dam Construction’s list of the 60 most influential people in the industry. These people have helped shape the course of the global hydro and dams business over the last 60 years. This list – in alphabetical order – is the result of nominations from contacts and readers around the world, and was decided by a panel of industry experts

The Ghana Dams Dialogue
11 September, 2009
Members of the Ghana Dams Dialogue report on the development of a platform for multi-stakeholder deliberations on hydro power dams

Lessons learnt from the Wenchuan earthquake
11 September, 2009
Several dams and power plants damaged by the earthquake which occurred in China’s Sichuan province on 12 May 2008 were visited during a joint mission of the Chinese Committee on Large Dams and ICOLD’s Committee on Seismic Aspects of Dam Design from 29 March-4 April 2009. Here, Martin Wieland and Chen Houqun discuss the unique features of this earthquake and the damage caused, while addressing the question of the earthquake being triggered by Zipingpu reservoir

ADB drives integration with hydro
11 August, 2009
To encourage economic integration across Asia, the Asian Development Bank is promoting power sector integration utilising hydro schemes. Will this policy drive the development of new hydro projects? Neil Ford reports

Washington looks to hydro to combat climate change
10 July, 2009
The sharp reversal in US policy on carbon emissions is likely to have a profound impact on the country's power sector, writes Neil Ford. New regulations and emissions targets are likely to deter the construction of coal fired power plants and may encourage more investment in renewables and large hydro

The HSAF process - view from an NGO
19 June, 2009
Peter Bosshard of International Rivers argues that the industry-led HSAF process falls behind current international standards, and may create new conflicts in the hydro power sector

Dam good celebrations
26 May, 2009
IWP&DC invited member countries of ICOLD to join in with our 60th anniversary edition, and help celebrate the international construction of dams over the past 60 years. So which dam did the following ICOLD committees believe to be their country’s most important since 1949?

Highlighting hydro developments
15 May, 2009
Members of the hydro industry reflect on the major developments in the industry over the past six decades and comment on important issues for the future

Green hydro pioneers: ten years on
17 February, 2009
The Low Impact Hydropower Institute will celebrate its tenth anniversary in 2009. Here, Executive Director Fred Ayer interviews three members of LIHI’s governing board and asks these green hydro pioneers to take a look back at the institute’s ten-year record

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