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Red River alliance - climate mitigation project
09 August, 2022
A landmark climate change mitigation project that intends to address...
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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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Futuristic framework – investigating the thermal impacts of dams 07 June, 2022 Temperature variation in rivers is a natural phenomenon and generally the ecosystem is resilient to such natural fluctuations. However, intensive damming of natural river systems...

The key role for small hydropower 26 May, 2022 With energy prices rising and increasing efforts to reduce dependence on Russian fossil fuel since the war in Ukraine, the UK has been encouraged to turn to community-owned...

Optimizing hydropower maintenance 19 May, 2022 Salman Rashid highlights five strategies to help optimize maintenance management at hydroelectric facilities

Engineers disciplined after Mount Polley incident 19 May, 2022 Three engineers have faced disciplinary hearings following the 2014 failure of the tailings storage facility at Mount Polley Mine in Canada.

Transboundary cooperation in the Drin River Basin 11 May, 2022 Key lessons can be learnt from the success of a project to foster transboundary cooperation in the Drin River Basin.

Refubishing reservoirs 04 May, 2022 James Tucker, BDM for UK Construction at Siltbuster Ltd, details the importance of getting wastewater strategy right when it comes to refurbishing reservoirs, using a case study...

Halton Lune Hydro 27 April, 2022 Brian Jefferson from Halton Lune Hydro gives an overview of England’s largest community-owned hydro scheme.

The next generation 20 April, 2022 Exploring the ways that the UK is encouraging young people into engineering careers, from stimulating interest at a young age to creating an inclusive space for underrepresented...

Eel project highlights the value of citizen science 19 April, 2022 There are more river barriers such as weirs and sluices than existing datasets show in the Thames River Basin that could be causing issues for the critically endangered European...

Investing in safety 05 April, 2022 In a bid to improve the safety of tailing dams, investor action has targeted mining companies not implementing the new Global Industry Standard on Tailings. IWP&DC reports on the...


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