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San Vicente Dam Raise project clinches prestigious global award
11 December, 2023
The San Vicente Dam Raise Project has secured the 5th International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) International Milestone Award for Roller Compacted Concrete Dam, the San Diego County Water Authority has announced.
SMEC appointed by Malawi Northern Region Water Board for Lunyangwa Dam safety enhancement
08 December, 2023
In a project aimed at fortifying the safety and reliability of the Lunyangwa Dam, the Malawi Northern Region Water Board (NRWB) has enlisted the services of SMEC (to develop a comprehensive Dam Safety Management Plan. The initiative is part of the NRWB Water Efficiency Project, funded by a loan from the European Investment Bank.
A need to reassess dam safety
11 May, 2023
Climate change is only one of many natural and man-made hazards which are changing with time, and must be taken into account in dam safety assessments. Martin Wieland explains why there is an urgent need to evaluate the seismic safety of existing dams.
Reflecting on the FutureDAMS project
06 March, 2023
As its work drew to a close last year, members of the FutureDAMS research team reflected on the lessons they have learned about the water-energy-food-environment nexus since the project first swung into action in 2018.
Large dams face around 26% loss of storage by 2050 says new research
13 January, 2023
Large dams worldwide have lost an estimated 13% to 19% of their combined original storage capacity as a result of trapped sediment, with that number set to rise to 23% to 28% by 2050, new UN research warns.
Training – more relevant than ever
12 January, 2023
As the clean energy transition gains momentum, and with an ever-increasing pressure on existing water resources and evolving best practices, there has never been a more important time to build skills and capacity within the water power and dams industry. IWP&DC asked members of the industry to share their thoughts on why training is now more relevant than ever.