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Committing to carbon neutrality
27 July, 2021
IWP&DC speaks with Mario Finis, Executive Vice President for Stantec’s...
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Smarter site 14 July, 2021 SafeAI is accelerating autonomy in the construction and mining industries. Here the company explains how it is retrofitting heavy equipment with autonomous hardware and software to...

Combining smart pressure control with micro hydro tech 07 July, 2021 A new pressure reducing valve that combines smart pressure control with micro hydro technology has been developed to meet both the water and energy challenges facing water...

The legacy of large dams 02 July, 2021 The role of large dam development and the interplay between water supply and water demand has been examined in a recent paper focusing on the US.

New era for green investment 23 June, 2021 The Climate Bonds Standard has launched new hydropower criteria for sustainable projects. Certification for hydropower is now formally available for issuers of green debt products...

Microseismic monitoring technique for dams and reservoirs 09 June, 2021 Microseismic technology applies high sensitivity geophones to monitor ground motions around them and wave propagation velocity change in the medium. Report by Camilla Tavares...

Developing New Hope 09 June, 2021 Shakeel Pervez presents details on a new concept for power generation and fluid transfer – named New Hope

Safety management of dams – the Australian practice 03 June, 2021 Dr Gamini Adikari and Natalie Kho of SMEC present details on dam safety practice and legislation in Australia

In the eye of the storm 25 May, 2021 The International Network for Storm Surge Barriers helps its members deal with common challenges to facilitate continuous improvement in the design, management, maintenance...

Unlocking African potential 19 May, 2021 As part of the recent Digital Energy Festival for Africa, discussion presented by the Africa Energy Forum focused on overcoming development and environmental challenges to...

Discontinuance or adaptation? 10 May, 2021 A recent webinar hosted by the British Dam Society discusses managing reservoir assets and options for either remedial works or discontinuance.

Digging deep 05 May, 2021 Sabrina Kost, Acting Group Manager for SMEC's Sydney Tunnels team, shares her vast expertise and insights into the tunnelling industry, and explains what it takes to become a...

Maintaining the path to safety 27 April, 2021 Effective and regular maintenance practices are an important component of good dam safety programmes. Any existing structural deficiencies or delays will create additional...

On the way to fish-friendly hydropower 22 April, 2021 Modern hydroelectric power plants do not always protect fish more effectively than conventional ones. A research team at the Technical University of Munich has systematically studied...

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...


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