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Our editorial board comprises a specialist group of leading industry figures who, in conjunction with the international water power editorial team, identify the main drivers of the industry helping to produce regular, thought provoking opinion pieces on the latest issues, challenges and developments.

Latest International Water Power & Dam Construction Feature

Michigan dam failures prompt re-assessment of safety
26 February, 2021
Dam safety in the US state of Michigan was thrown into the spotlight...
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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

Untapping potential 22 December, 2020 A recent webinar looked at the prospects for hydropower development and modernisation across Central Asia and the Caspian region

Hydropower modernisation drivers in Latin America and Africa 16 December, 2020 As a mature technology, hydropower has an ageing fleet with nearly half of its global capacity more than 30 years old. This raises the importance of modernisation and...

Powered by women 09 December, 2020 Women could be the much-needed catalyst to drive Nepal’s hydropower sector into the future with clearly targeted policies and practices to improver gender equality and diversity. ...

Harnessing hydropower in Malaysia 07 December, 2020 Malaysia has relatively abundant hydropower resources, albeit unevenly distributed among the different parts of the country, with heavier concentrations in Sabah and Sarawak. The...

Do we need NEED? 02 December, 2020 The authors of new research say that it might be impossible to fathom the magnitude of the threat that global mean sea level rise poses. In an effort to protect over 25 million...

Better and greener - including sustainable hydropower 24 November, 2020 In an effort to encourage countries to include sustainable hydropower development in their Covid-19 recovery plans, the World Bank recently hosted a virtual conference with a host...

Future-proof industrial security 17 November, 2020 Waterfall Security Solutions says that the challenge of securing safe, reliable and continuous operation of hydropower control, protection and safety networks from cyber threats...

A capable and flexible technology 13 November, 2020 Pumped storage hydropower has proven to be an ideal solution to the growing list of challenges faced by grid operators. As the transition to a clean energy future rapidly unfolds,...


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