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Unlocking Tasmania’s renewable energy potential - more positive progress on Marinus Link interconnector
07 October, 2020
Hydro Tasmania welcomes the Federal Government’s ongoing support of a...
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Government and water industry warned of cyber-security ‘blind spots’
Thursday, September 10, 2020 by A new report says Operational Technology networks are vulnerable to cyber-attacks

World Water Week: A unique opportunity to share best practice in water management
Thursday, August 27, 2020 by Like many similar events, this year's World Water Week (Aug 24–28) conference is taking place virtually. Convened by the Stockholm International Water Institute, the annual...

What does World Water Week 2020 mean to you?
Monday, August 24, 2020 by Hosted and organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), World Water Week is the leading annual global event for water issues and related international...

Livelihoods options awareness for communities affected by the Lesotho Highlands Water Project kicks off
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 by “I survive on growing and selling potatoes to my communities where I normally get paid in cash or grains from those who do not have cash. My biggest challenge is access to markets.”

Update on development of the Tina River Hydropower Project
Monday, July 13, 2020 by The Solomon Islands, home of the Tina River Hydropower Development Project, is still only one of 11 countries in the world yet to report a case of Coronavirus. As a result, the...

Why engineers must always consider human induced vibration
Monday, June 15, 2020 by Human induced vibration, or more accurately vibrations caused by human footfall, often conjure images of Millennium Bridge-style swaying or collapsing buildings. But in reality,...

Examining shared challenges
Monday, May 11, 2020 by Black & Veatch is leading a sustainability, data management and renewable energy drive with its latest report. The company says that shared challenges and solutions across...

Observing World Day for Safety & Health at Work 2020 the right way
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 by On World Day for Safety and Health, Asite emphasises the importance of work health and safety for the construction industry and provides tips for how workers can work safely, both...

Coronavirus is a crisis; climate change a catastrophe. Why banks must act now
Friday, April 17, 2020 by Financial risk expert Paul Dobbs lays out why banks cannot afford to focus only on the immediate crisis of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic but must also address long term climate change.

Human safety in a digital age
Thursday, April 09, 2020 by Any illicit access into civilian industrial control systems (ICS), like electric power, unacceptably places innocent human lives at risk. Decision makers and policy makers worldwide...

Situational awareness in substations
Tuesday, April 07, 2020 by Jurgen Resch, Industry Manager for Energy and Infrastructure at energy software provider, COPA-DATA, explains the challenge of data blind spots for substation operators and how...

World Water Day – Water, Climate Change and Hydropower
Sunday, March 22, 2020 by Water, climate and energy are inextricably linked, writes IHA's Senior Analyst Cristina Diez Santos.

The ‘killer in our river’ – understanding safety around dams
Thursday, April 11, 2019 by Each year, dozens of lives are lost on America’s waterways at low head dams. Among the victims are boaters, kayakers, swimmers, anglers and emergency responders.

Powering the dragon
Wednesday, January 09, 2019 by Christian Romig, Head of Management Consulting for China at Pöyry, reports on the opportunities and challenges facing the energy sector in China

A long-term vision
Thursday, September 13, 2018 by Africa needs a long-term vision to build infrastructure for the future, writes Pietro Salini, CEO of Salini Impregilo

Minimising cyber security threats on industrial control systems
Monday, June 25, 2018 by In 2017, the UK Government proposed the implementation of the Security of Networking and Information Systems (NIS) Directive, with the aim of improving the security of essential...

The psychology of safety
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by Understanding why people do things the way they do can form an invaluable basis for worker and public safety within the hydro industry. As two companies from Australia and...

Hydro open day a success
Monday, June 19, 2017 by Gilkes has announced that its recent Hydro Site open day has had a fantastic turnout.

Addressing the energy-water nexus in Southern Africa
Friday, May 19, 2017 by With vast hydrological resources, the pressure of growing population, increasing energy investments and the threat of climate change, the World Bank believes it is now time to...

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