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Latest International Water Power & Dam Construction Feature

On the way to fish-friendly hydropower
22 April, 2021
Modern hydroelectric power plants do not always protect fish more...
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Digital developments 14 April, 2021 A number of hydropower projects are implementing digital solutions to improve maintenance and operations, as new deals are struck to expand the use of digital technology

Storage boosts hydro usage for Alaskan microgrid 07 April, 2021 Jim McDowall, Saft Senior Technical Advisor, explains how a small salmon fishing town in Alaska has implemented a grid-scale 1 MW energy storage system (ESS) to reduce its reliance...

Lessons from tidal energy tripod decommissioning 01 April, 2021 Lessons learnt from tidal energy tripod decommissioning have been shared by the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)

Development of the ODINBoom 29 March, 2021 Paul Meeks of Worthington Waterway Barriers spoke to IWP&DC about the development of the ODINBoom HDPE

Welsh dismay as hydro support axed 12 March, 2021 Welsh government ministers have been accused of abandoning small hydro operators after scrapping a crucial business grant.

Collaborations and commissioning 05 March, 2021 A number of firms and organisations are working together to push forward the development of wave and tidal power projects, while investments are being secured for new projects and...

Smashing the glass ceiling 03 March, 2021 Rachel Gray from Newcastle College looks at how STEM stereotypes need to change to encourage more women into the sector.

Michigan dam failures prompt re-assessment of safety 26 February, 2021 Dam safety in the US state of Michigan was thrown into the spotlight after the failure of Edenville and Sanford Dams during May 2020.

Indian insights 24 February, 2021 IWP&DC spoke with Devendra Kumar Sharma, Vice President of the International Commission on Large Dams, and President of the Indian Committee on Large Dams, about current and future...

Satellite technology for dam monitoring 17 February, 2021 A recent webinar organised by Rezatec and AssetLife Alliance showed dam owners and operators how new proven technologies can help prioritise maintenance and upgrade works;...

Towards more fish-friendly hydropower plants 11 February, 2021 Over the course of the EU project “FIThydro”, research and industry partners studied the ecological impact of hydropower plants. ETH Zurich’s Laboratory of Hydraulics, Hydrology...

Complex engineering challenge 11 February, 2021 Numerous hydroelectric plants include headrace tunnels that are approaching elevated ages, and in some cases, have been operating beyond their originally envisaged design life. Dean...

Tunnel vision at Snowy 2.0 03 February, 2021 Ben Chapman, a Tunnel Engineer at the Snowy 2.0 Project in Australia, gives an update on project progress.

Hybrid hydro 29 January, 2021 Recent research has focused on the potential of hybrid hydropower systems to incorporate both wind and solar power.

The Carruthers Waterwheel 19 January, 2021 New micro hydro technology is bringing electricity to rural communities around the world. The first waterwheel to be patented in 138 years, development of the innovative...

Evolution of the digital twin 15 January, 2021 Andrew Young, Vice President of Project Engineering and Service Delivery at Akselos, gives an insight into the evolution of the digital twin technology and its application in the...

Redefining border lines 12 January, 2021 IWP&DC gives an update on Mekong River developments, plus new research which looks at the importance of subnational river borders.

An unprecedented year 07 January, 2021 We probably all agree that 2020 was an extraordinary year but how has the hydropower and dam industry fared throughout this global pandemic? Suzanne Pritchard reports.

XFLEX HYDRO progress report 04 January, 2021 New report explores hydro’s role in delivering a renewable and flexible power system


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