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New forum aims to give voice to European hydropower community
22 February, 2019
A new three-year long EU funded project has recently begun – coordinated by the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) – which aims to gather input from the European hydropower community in order to agree upon common Research and Innovation priorities for the sector in Europe.

Michael Rogers named new president of ICOLD
17 July, 2018
Michael Rogers has been elected as the new president of the International Commission of Large Dams (ICOLD), taking over from outgoing president Anton Schleiss.

Algorithm designed for Mekong dam management
04 January, 2018
Researchers have presented a new algorithm to help dam operators protect – and possibly improve – food supplies and businesses throughout the Mekong river basin, with the research expected to be applicable to other large river systems around the world.

Mott MacDonald to develop climate resilience guidelines for hydro and dams
22 November, 2016
Mott MacDonald has announced it has been appointed by the World Bank to develop technical guidelines to improve climate resilience for the hydropower and dams development community.

BC Hydro addresses fracking and dam safety concerns
23 August, 2016
BC Hydro’s Deputy CEO Chris O'Riley has released a statement responding to recent concerns about fracking and dam safety, confirming that, to the utility’s knowledge, there has never been any fracking activity within 5km of it dams, including the Site C project.

Efficiency focus
03 November, 2011
While agriculture in many regions is served by irrigation and more projects are built or modernised, water availability and its efficient use are of increasing concern, as Patrick Reynolds reports

HYDRO 2011: Practical Solutions for a Sustainable Future
19 May, 2011
HYDRO 2011: Practical Solutions for a Sustainable Future, an international conference and exhibition organized by The International Journal on Hydropower & Dams will be held in Prague from 17 to 19 October 2011. Policy-makers, developers, financiers, and hydro practitioners from all parts of the world will attend the event, which will be held at the Prague Congress Centre.

The resurgence of hydropower
20 September, 2010
Dr Peter Mason, Technical Director of International Dams and Hydropower at global environment and water specialists MWH, explains why he thinks hydropower is back in favour

Grande Dixence – an engineering achievement
10 August, 2010
The Grande Dixence hydro power complex in Switzerland is still considered to be one of the industry’s greatest engineering achievements

Arthur H. Walz honoured with 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award
08 June, 2010
The United States Society on Dams (USSD) recently honoured Arthur H. Walz, Jr., P.E., with the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognizes an individual whose lifetime of dedication and achievement has contributed significantly to the dam engineering profession. Walz has been providing technical leadership on geotechnical issues affecting worldwide dam and water resource projects throughout his distinguished 45-year professional engineering career.

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 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?

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

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

Baglihar decision - an end to the dispute?
19 March, 2007
I M Sahai asks whether a recent decision by a World Bank appointed expert on the future of the controversial Baglihar dam will bring an end to the 15-year dispute between India and Pakistan

Revolutionising Icelandic power
14 March, 2007
With Iceland’s Kárahnjúkar scheme on course for completion in 2009, Neil Ford investigates how construction has progressed and asks whether the completed project will lead to the country finally exporting electricity to the rest of Europe

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

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

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



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