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Guiding the next generation of professionals
23 October, 2020
The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has appointed 30...
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Working on Dungowan and Mole River Dams 16 October, 2020 Project Director Elliot Hannan gives an insight into work on two of Australia’s most significant water infrastructure projects

Dam monitoring with Rezatec 13 October, 2020 Philip Briscoe, Chief Operating Officer at Rezatec, shares details of the company’s dam monitoring solution, and explains how it can offer greater piece of mind for dam operators globally

Pumped storage development in Europe 06 October, 2020 With EU member states being urged to look at potential pumped storage development in their countries, IWP&DC takes a look how current projects are progressing

Microseismic technology for tailings dams monitoring 29 September, 2020 Tetra Tech has developed microseismic technology that can monitor the structural stability of tailings dams and identify parameters that may cause a failure.

TBM risk assessment for hydropower projects 22 September, 2020 TBM design and construction methodology for long and deep hydropower tunnels should be carefully evaluated during the early stages of a project. All relevant information should...

A first for hydropower 15 September, 2020 The world’s first shaft hydropower plant – born out of a concept developed at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) – has gone on stream in Germany.

XFLEX HYDRO flexible technologies decision-tools under development 08 September, 2020 New tools to assist hydropower plant owners to make decisions about investing in technologies for enhanced operational flexibility are being developed by the XFLEX HYDRO project

Q&A with Steve Davy, Hydro Tasmania 03 September, 2020 With Evangelista Albertini recently named new CEO of Hydro Tasmania, IWP&DC spoke to outgoing CEO, Steve Davy, to ask questions about his experiences at Hydro Tasmania and what his...

Tina takes centre stage 25 August, 2020 The Solomon Islands is developing the largest hydropower project in the Pacific region. Communications Consultant, Sarina Laurence, introduces IWP&DC to the Tina River hydropower project

Digital rehearsal could be the new normal 06 August, 2020 The hydropower and dams industry, like all infrastructure sectors, has been compelled to rethink planning and construction methods as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. This...

Combining the economics of hydropower with the flexibility of batteries 05 August, 2020 Will Mosley, Head of Business Development at Australian solar energy start-up RayGen, tells IWP&DC about how his company is harnessing the water used to cool its heavy-duty solar...

Hydro technology development 04 August, 2020 Analysis of recent innovation in hydropower technology development has been published. The findings highlight that although hydropower has achieved high levels of technological...

Lessons to be learned from Spencer Dam 24 July, 2020 The Spencer Dam Independent Investigation Panel has released its report on the Spencer Dam failure that occurred in the US during March 2019. Ignorance of ice runs and underestimating...

Leading by example 17 July, 2020 The World Bank, and a collaboration between the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation and the International Centre on Small Hydro Power, have published case study reports...

Monitoring at Belo Monte 09 July, 2020 Voith’s monitoring system OnCare.Health Hydro has been successfully implemented at the Belo Monte hydropower project in Brazil – the largest Voith Hydro monitoring system ever commissioned

The economic X-factor 29 June, 2020 If elected later this year, the Liberal National Party in Australia plans to build Queensland’s biggest-ever drought-busting infrastructure project. Deb Frecklington MP says that...

Coping with COVID-19 23 June, 2020 Worldwide we are all experiencing unsettling times with the emergence of COVID-19. This has had an unprecedented impact on our professional and personal lives. In an effort to bring...

Intelligent cavitation monitoring in hydropower 22 June, 2020 The global technology company Voith and the Icelandic energy group Landsvirkjun have embarked on a joint pilot project. Together, they are developing an innovative monitoring system...

The next generation of pumped storage 08 June, 2020 Jim Day, CEO of Daybreak Power in the US, gives an insight into his company’s plans for new pumped storage plants near the Hoover and Glen Canyon Dams. By 2030, Day says, the need...


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