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Loan agreed for dam safety project in India
18 August, 2021
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Bristol Water to use DAMSAT for dam monitoring
Monday, August 09, 2021 by UK utility Bristol Water is to remotely monitor its 15 dams from space using DAMSAT technology, developed by HR Wallingford.

Sirens help ensure dam safety for Hidroelectrica
Monday, May 17, 2021 by The existing warning system at dams operated by Romanian energy supplier Hidroelectrica has been expanded by HÖRMANN Warnsysteme and local partner QBS Quality Business Solutions, with...

Grant funding available to support eligible dam repairs in New York state
Wednesday, April 07, 2021 by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos has announced that $650,000 in grant funding is now available to assist Local Government...

Dam Safety Task Force says Michigan’s ageing inventory requires immediate attention
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 by A final report by a task force charged with providing a thorough review of the condition of dams in Michigan has provided 86 recommendations for improving facility safety, suggesting...

Hydro plants damaged in major flood incident in India
Monday, February 08, 2021 by Hydropower projects have been damaged in a fatal flooding incident in Uttarakhand state in India, caused by a portion of a Himalayan glacier breaking off.

Multiconsult to undertake dam safety assessment in Latvia
Monday, January 04, 2021 by Multiconsult has been selected to carry out a safety assessment of the hydrotechnical structures of the Daugava River hydropower projects in Latvia.

World Bank approves dam safety project in India
Thursday, December 17, 2020 by The World Bank has approved a $250 million project designed to improve the safety and performance of existing dams across various states of India - described as the world's largest...

Fairbairn Dam upgrade project completed ahead of schedule
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 by A five-year project to strengthen the Fairbairn Dam in Central Queensland, Australia, has been completed successfully and ahead of schedule, operator Sunwater has announced.

Safety work completed at Boca Dam
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 by A project to upgrade the safety of the 81-year-old Boca dam in California has been completed, the US Bureau of Reclamation has announced.

No positive stability assessments for 32% of Vale’s dams
Friday, October 02, 2020 by Thirty-three of Vale’s 104 dam structures in Brazil have not received positive stability assessments from its dam monitoring system, the mining firm said this week.

Fatalities as fire breaks out at Indian hydro plant
Monday, August 24, 2020 by Nine people have in an incident at the Srisailam left bank hydropower plant in Nagarkarnool District, Telangana, India, news wires have reported.

70,000 evacuated as dam fails in Uzbekistan
Monday, May 04, 2020 by Repair works are underway following the failure on 1 May of the dam at the Sardoba Reservoir in Uzbekistan, which resulted in the evacuation of over 70,000 people in the country...

UK Government to strengthen reservoir safety following Toddbrook report
Monday, March 16, 2020 by Reservoir owners in England will be expected to apply the lessons learned from the Toddbrook reservoir incident, the UK Government has said in a statement.

Paradise Dam safety work to start this year
Monday, February 10, 2020 by Works to lower the Paradise Dam in Queensland, Australia, by 5m to improve the stability of the dam are is to start before the 2020/21 wet season after the Queensland government passed...

Repair work starts at Toddbrook reservoir, UK
Tuesday, January 07, 2020 by Work has started on a project to repair and enhance the resilience of the Toddbrook dam wall and spillway in Derbyshire, UK, following damage sustained during heavy rainfall in August 2019.

Dam removal project begins in the US
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 by The first phase of a project to remove an 85-year-old high-hazard dam in Virgina, US, has begun, the City of Lynchburg and the University of Lynchburg have announced.

Seismic upgrades move forward at B.F. Sisk Dam
Monday, December 09, 2019 by A billion-dollar seimic upgrade project at B.F. Sisk Dam and San Luis Reservoir in California is to move forward, the US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) and the California Department...

Fred Haigh Dam flood repair work begins in Australia
Thursday, November 21, 2019 by Australian utility Sunwater has begun work at Fred Haigh Dam to repair scour damage caused by previous floods, restoring the functionality of the downstream spillway channel.

Fatalities as dam collapses at Siberian gold mine
Monday, October 21, 2019 by As least 15 people have been killed with others missing following the collapse of a dam at a gold mine in Siberia over the weekend.

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