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Latest International Water Power & Dam Construction Feature

Do we need NEED?
02 December, 2020
The authors of new research say that it might be impossible to fathom...
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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,...

Stability pathfinder 04 November, 2020 Julian Leslie, Head of Networks at National Grid Electricity System Operator, explains how Cruachan pumped storage plant in Scotland is leading a new spin on grid stability in the UK

Investments in Uzbekistan 03 November, 2020 JSC Uzbekhydroenergo is to build three new hydropower plants on the Aksu River in Uzbekistan. IWP&DC spoke with Abdugani Sanginov, Chairman of the Board, to find out more details on...

Virtual planning – faster implementation 29 October, 2020 Doka has streamlined formwork through the use of BIM methods in the Gelbe Haide reservoir project in Austria

Guiding the next generation of professionals 23 October, 2020 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has appointed 30 young professionals under Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) Young Professionals Programme

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...


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