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Peer reviewed paper - Dam Engineering
18 December, 2013
Impact of Near-Fault vs. Far-Field Ground Motions on the Seismic Response of an Arch Dam with Respect to Foundation Type by M A Hariri-Ardebili and V E Saouma

Modeling, mapping and consequences
13 December, 2013
Profiling dam safety work recently undertaken by AMEC for the US Army Corps of Engineers and Pacific Gas and Electric .

Robotic inspections
13 December, 2013
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is developing robotic technology for the inspection of vertical structures, including dam walls.

Living with the risk of failure
13 December, 2013
IWP&DC interviews Lori C Spragens, Executive Director of ASDSO, to find out the latest dam safety issues across the US.

On site with Portadam
13 December, 2013
Portadam is a versatile temporary dam solution that can be used for many applications in a variety of aquatic environments.

The tiger’s tale
13 December, 2013
Proven in disasters around the globe, the Tiger Dam system can replace the need for hundreds of sandbags and be deployed within 90 seconds.

Pumped storage gets in on the act
08 November, 2013
Energy storage is becoming a big topic for debate in the US and is described as being a unique and valuable resource for the electric grid. As the introduction of a bipartisan energy storage bill seeks to smooth the path ahead for storage solutions, it also seems likely to brighten future prospects for pumped storage plants.

Latin challenges
14 October, 2013
Hydro tunnellers have been facing and overcoming a range of geological challenges in Panama and Peru, reports Patrick Reynolds.

Tall order for Portugal
14 October, 2013
Fifteen Linden Comansa tower cranes are being utilised on the construction site of the Baixo Sabor hydroelectric plant in Portugal. Official dealer IBERGRU has been instrumental in ensuring that site managers choose appropriate equipment for the construction of this 170MW project.

Important role for hydro in Ireland
14 October, 2013
Ireland has ambitious plans to increase its use of renewable energy. SLR Consulting Energy Principal, Richard Vernon, explains the role hydropower has to play and how the company has been helping to reinstate a former scheme in Donegal.

Grout enriched RCC at Deep Creek
09 September, 2013
Deep Creek RCC dam in North Carolina was awarded the United States Society on Dams’ Award of Excellence in the Constructed project for 2013. Schnabel Engineering was the principal designer and engineer for this scheme which used grout enriched RCC as the sole upstream barrier for the first time in the US.

Reaching new heights at San Vicente
09 September, 2013
As the San Vicente Dam Raise Project nears completion, Glenn S. Tarbox, Gerard E. Reed III and J. Wade Griffis provides details on the largest raise of a concrete dam in the US, and the highest raise using RCC in the world

Advances in leak detection
13 August, 2013
The development of hidden defects and leaks is an ever-present concern during the service life of dams, canals and levees. Consequently, a new advance in the geophysical investigation of erosion, a prime cause of structural deterioration in hydraulic structures, will be welcome news for the industry. Alex Bolève of Fugro explains.

European Project Of The Year Award
26 July, 2013
Don’t miss the September issue of International Water Power & Dam Construction featuring our new European Project of the Year Award.

Pumped storage in Spain
11 July, 2013
Spain has one of the most dynamic markets for pumped storage in southern Europe, writes J. Moreno of GNF and M. Bhattarai and B. Trouille of MWH

Making plans for Marmora
25 June, 2013
Northland Power in Canada is planning to develop a pumped storage facility at a disused mine in Ontario. The project is not only described as being technically and economically sound but enjoying the support of the local community. John Wright spoke with Suzanne Pritchard and explained why his company has such belief in this new scheme.

Taking safety seriously at Cotter Dam
25 June, 2013
An impressive safety record at the Cotter dam construction site in Australia has been achieved through innovative construction techniques and safer design processes, coupled with in-depth training and reporting procedures.

Sharing Asian experiences
10 June, 2013
German company VAG Armaturen initiated its direct engagement in the Asian market more than two decades ago, and today runs factories in China and India. Here Matthias Niegel, Segment Head of Dams and Hydropower, gives examples of some of the challenging projects the company has executed in the region.

Korean small hydro success
10 June, 2013
How do you manufacture 11 Kaplan turbines for three different customers in 12 months for projects halfway across the globe, while continuing to manage an already full production schedule? That was the challenge faced by Czech Republic-based hydroelectric turbine producer Mavel in South Korea.

Capital questions
10 June, 2013
Studies by multinational banks highlight the hurdles to overcome in Asia to attract private investment for renewables, including hydropower. Report by Patrick Reynolds

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