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eDNA transforms reporting on nature
27 September, 2022
Developments in environmental DNA technology are helping to transform complex natural systems into a new data layer for the hydro industry

Measuring up: seismic monitoring of dams
22 September, 2022
Edelvays Spassov from Kinemetrics gives an overview of the company’s dam seismic monitoring activities.

Panama Power
16 September, 2022
Panama continues to rely heavily on hydropower for its energy needs. Last year it provided 71 per cent of the country’s electricity generation. According to the 2022 Hydropower Status Report from the International Hydropower Association, Panama is ranked fifth out of 18 countries across North and Central America for its total installed hydropower capacity of 1754MW. Here, Ambrosio Ramos, Secretary General of the Panamanian Committee of Dams, gives more details about the country’s hydropower dam development.

Developing Dongtaizi
13 September, 2022
The Dongtaizi Reservoir is a crucial water conservancy project being developed in China. Bentley’s OpenRoads Designer and OpenBuildings played an important role in the reservoir’s design

Sustaining aqua populations around dams
09 September, 2022
MSD Animal Health has launched a line of Hyper InfusiO2n™ solutions, designed to optimize the environment around dam facilities and improve attraction to fish ladder entrances. Here, Kasha Cox, global aqua commercial lead, talks to IWP&DC about the new solution and explains how it can help sustain healthy fish populations while maintaining hydropower

Cutting diver risk with ROVs
07 September, 2022
Deep Trekker explains how remote operated vehicles can help improve diver safety during underwater inspections within the hydropower industry.

Pumped storage development in Scotland
02 September, 2022
Pumped storage developments have been stalled in the UK for several decades, but exciting new developments are taking place in the Scottish Highlands.

Canada’s energy future is powered by water
31 August, 2022
Canada has a wealth of untapped hydropower potential. Meeting the country’s ambitious climate goals will require collaboration from multiple industries, careful planning, and the gumption and tenacity to get started right away. WaterPower Canada explains how it is helping to lead the way towards a low carbon future.

More than a mark of assurance
24 August, 2022
For more than 20 years the Low Impact Hydropower Institute in the US has provided an independent, science-based analysis of a hydropower project’s impacts on its ecosystem.

Managing dam hazard in changing urban spaces
15 August, 2022
Dam owners and regulators must be constantly vigilant for the creeping hazard of a changing urban landscape. With downstream housing and commercial development increasing the demands on inspections and resources constrained, regulators are turning to new digital tools to help them reduce risks and keep people safe.

Red River alliance - climate mitigation project
09 August, 2022
A landmark climate change mitigation project that intends to address major flooding across the US states of North Dakota and Minnesota, should be completed by 2027. Development of the Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion was prompted by historic flooding of the Red River in 1997, which caused an estimated US$3.5 billion in damages. Once completed, the scheme will protect more than 235,000 people from flooding.

First of a kind: solar on canal networks
03 August, 2022
Turlock Irrigation District is set to pilot the US’ first water-energy nexus project involving the innovative installation of solar panel canopies over some of its existing canal network.

Meeting the challenge of the grey tsunami
27 July, 2022
The Hydropower Foundation is offering new hope in the challenge of attracting younger professionals into the US industry. Linda Church Ciocci, the foundation’s Executive Director, explains how.

Not all AI has the same IQ
22 July, 2022
When it comes to streamflow forecasting, can AI models beat existing approaches? Marshall Moutenot of Upstream Tech discusses which problems AI is a good fit for, when it’s not a great choice, and how to apply it most effectively

Modernizing hydropower on the Snake River
20 July, 2022
New turbines have been installed that improve fish passage at the Ice Harbor Lock and Dam in the US. Report By Hannah Mitchell, Walla Walla district, US Army Corps of Engineers

Mekong Dam Monitor: Providing a Picture of How Dams Impact the Mekong River
13 July, 2022
Mekong Dam Monitor data reveal impacts of upstream dams and point to ways transboundary cooperation can improve downstream outcomes during times of drought and crisis. Brian Eyler, Alan Basist, Regan Kwan, Courtney Weatherby and Claude Williams give more details.

Resourceful tools
06 July, 2022
A new integrated marine data toolbox for developers of ocean energy devices has been developed to help reduce barriers and promote growth within the sector.

Advancements in geophysics on dams
01 July, 2022
Dr Jo Hamlyn, Senior Project Geophysicist, and Christian Bird, Technical Manager at TerrDat, explain how integrated geophysical surveys can help answer important questions about dam and spillway condition.

Electric Truck Hydropower
14 June, 2022
Julian David Hunt, from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria, explains how electric truck hydropower could be a more flexible alternative to hydropower in mountainous regions.

Hydropower and the Alaska Railbelt
09 June, 2022
A report into the potential impacts of achieving an 80% renewable energy portfolio standard on Alaska’s Railbelt electrical grid has been carried out. One of the key findings underpins the important role of flexible hydropower in balancing supply and demand and providing fast response to system outages.

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