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Dam development in Indonesia
14 September, 2021
Members of the Indonesia National Committee on Large Dams give an overview...
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Best practices for cyber security 10 September, 2021 Roger Clarke-Johnson of Emerson offers a practical guide to maintaining a strong cybersecurity posture

Going global: the 2021 World Hydropower Congress 06 September, 2021 The stage is set for the world’s premier hydropower event, which is now accessible to all

Developing a digital twin for hydropower systems - an open platform framework 27 August, 2021 US Department of Energy sponsored project will see Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory work together to develop a virtual, open-access platform...

Custom equipment 25 August, 2021 Underground tunnelling projects can often present unforeseen challenges which require innovatively designed equipment to help resolve them

Valuation guide 10 August, 2021 A new US Department of Energy-sponsored guidebook, spearheaded by Argonne National Laboratory, helps illustrate the value of investing in pumped storage technology.

Unlocking additional hydropower 05 August, 2021 Unlocking additional sustainable, reliable hydropower generation – both from the existing fleet and from new project development – are at the heart of Natel Energy’s developments....

Committing to carbon neutrality 27 July, 2021 IWP&DC speaks with Mario Finis, Executive Vice President for Stantec’s Energy & Resources business, to discuss its pledge to become carbon neutral

Smarter site 14 July, 2021 SafeAI is accelerating autonomy in the construction and mining industries. Here the company explains how it is retrofitting heavy equipment with autonomous hardware and software to...

Combining smart pressure control with micro hydro tech 07 July, 2021 A new pressure reducing valve that combines smart pressure control with micro hydro technology has been developed to meet both the water and energy challenges facing water...

The legacy of large dams 02 July, 2021 The role of large dam development and the interplay between water supply and water demand has been examined in a recent paper focusing on the US.

New era for green investment 23 June, 2021 The Climate Bonds Standard has launched new hydropower criteria for sustainable projects. Certification for hydropower is now formally available for issuers of green debt products...

Microseismic monitoring technique for dams and reservoirs 09 June, 2021 Microseismic technology applies high sensitivity geophones to monitor ground motions around them and wave propagation velocity change in the medium. Report by Camilla Tavares...

Developing New Hope 09 June, 2021 Shakeel Pervez presents details on a new concept for power generation and fluid transfer – named New Hope

Safety management of dams – the Australian practice 03 June, 2021 Dr Gamini Adikari and Natalie Kho of SMEC present details on dam safety practice and legislation in Australia

In the eye of the storm 25 May, 2021 The International Network for Storm Surge Barriers helps its members deal with common challenges to facilitate continuous improvement in the design, management, maintenance...

Unlocking African potential 19 May, 2021 As part of the recent Digital Energy Festival for Africa, discussion presented by the Africa Energy Forum focused on overcoming development and environmental challenges to...

Discontinuance or adaptation? 10 May, 2021 A recent webinar hosted by the British Dam Society discusses managing reservoir assets and options for either remedial works or discontinuance.

Digging deep 05 May, 2021 Sabrina Kost, Acting Group Manager for SMEC's Sydney Tunnels team, shares her vast expertise and insights into the tunnelling industry, and explains what it takes to become a...

Maintaining the path to safety 27 April, 2021 Effective and regular maintenance practices are an important component of good dam safety programmes. Any existing structural deficiencies or delays will create additional...


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