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Aquasol: hydro-solar synergy at Urrá
01 December, 2023
Learn how the Aquasol project is driving Colombia’s renewable energy goals, optimizing energy production, and mitigating carbon dioxide emissions through the synergy of floating solar and hydroelectric power

Pumped storage: powering a sustainable future
21 November, 2023
In an exclusive Q&A, Richard Herweynen, Technical Director at Entura, delves into the significance of pumped storage in enabling the clean energy transition, its economic advantages, and its promising role in a world increasingly reliant on renewable energy sources

NDT: safeguarding essential dams
14 November, 2023
As America’s reliance on dams for water management and energy generation grows, Nondestructive Testing (NDT) emerges as the silent hero safeguarding these critical structures. John Pariseau delves into the world of NDT, revealing its indispensable role in maintaining the resilience and safety of hydraulic structures. Discover how standardized training, third-party certifications, and a commitment to excellence are shaping the future of NDT, ensuring the longevity of dams and the preservation of vital resources

Saving through sustainable renovation
07 November, 2023
As part of its preparatory work in advance of the renovation of the Winznau weir, Alpiq is determining whether the historic weir superstructure can be retained in its current form. According to independent experts, the revised renovation project fulfils the key requirements of seismic safety standards. At the same time, this new option involves less construction and therefore fewer restrictions for local residents while the renovations are in progress

Quantifying impacts of small hydropower in the Balkans
02 November, 2023
New research into the impact of small hydropower development across the Balkans aims to help decisionmakers better understand the consequences of such plans by quantifying trade-offs between gains in hydropower capacity and losses in river continuity.

Navigating the complex waters of cybersecurity
23 October, 2023
IWP&DC spoke to Phil Rouse, Advisor to Ground Control’s Chief Executive Officer, and Marlene Ladendorff, Principal Cybersecurity Consultant in Industrial Automation at Schneider Electric, to discover how we can safeguard the resilience of hydropower and dam infrastructure

Weir today, gone tomorrow
18 October, 2023
Dam Removal Europe gives an update on projects and awards taking place across the continent in an effort to remove obsolete barriers and restore free flowing rivers

Spotlight on hydropower in Indonesia
13 October, 2023
This year’s World Hydropower Congress will be hosted by the Government of Indonesia, PLN and the International Hydropower Association (IHA), in Bali from the 31 October to the 2 November. IHA has given us the low-down on what to expect at the event and why Indonesia is the place to be for hydropower this October.

Harnessing the power of digital twins
11 October, 2023
Embracing cutting-edge technology, the hydropower industry utilizes virtual replicas and real-time data to optimize performance, predict maintenance, and enhance safety

Concrete solutions: strengthening America’s dams
11 October, 2023
Dr. David Alexander and Margarita Yatsevich explain how a team of government and academic experts led by the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate are joining forces to ensure critical infrastructure in the US remains resilient and sustainable

The role of ROVs
06 October, 2023
Exploring the diverse range of tasks ROVs can undertake within hydropower facilities

Unlocking HydroForecast: An interview with Upstream Tech's Laura Read
04 October, 2023
IWP&DC engages in a conversation with Laura Read, the Head of Product Strategy for HydroForecast, a product developed by Upstream Tech, to delve into the technology

Solar stays afloat
04 October, 2023
French company Ciel & Terre shares its experience and expertise with floating solar projects. One of its many projects was the 1MWp Sobradinho plant in Brazil which was part of a research and development programme initiated by the Brazilian government in 2016 to increase energy production at the site.

Can a hydraulic fishway save migratory fish, water and money?
21 September, 2023
Finnish fishway innovator Fishheart claims nimble device solves several problems for hydropower plants – and has the test results to prove it

Comparing vulnerabilities of CFRDs and ECRDs
15 September, 2023
Concrete-faced rockfill dams (CFRD) have been the preferred dam type for high embankment dams for almost fifty years. They are claimed to be the safest dam type by their proponents. Here, Martin Wieland discusses the vulnerabilities of CFRDs and provides a comparison with earth core rockfill dams (ECRD) – the dam type which was replaced by CFRDs

Water engineering in Poland
07 September, 2023
Jan Winter, Agnieszka Dabska and Bartosz Bednarz present a brief historical outline of the development of hydraulic engineering in Poland, and discuss the most interesting monuments in the country, with a focus on waterways, dams and reservoirs built for flood protection and economic purposes, including energy generation

Upgrading dam safety systems
23 August, 2023
Canary Systems upgraded dam safety systems at the Rocky Mountain hydroelectric plant and the Kentucky lock and dam. It provided real-time monitoring and improved decision-making using automated data acquisition equipment, software, and comprehensive databases

Addressing the growing threat of cyber attacks
07 August, 2023
With a new survey finding that only a small minority of companies are ready to defend against cybersecurity threats, experts are warning against the danger of complacency

Training the next civil engineers
31 July, 2023
Del Shannon shares his views on why he thinks we should be changing the way we educate and train our civil engineers

Sharing dam safety experiences
21 July, 2023
Richard Herweynen, Technical Director of Water at Entura, and Amanda Ashworth, Director of Strategy, Sales and Commercial, and Manager of the Entura clean energy and water institute, give an insight into their dam safety experiences

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