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Evolution of the digital twin
15 January, 2021
Andrew Young, Vice President of Project Engineering and Service Delivery...
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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,...

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.


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