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October 2020

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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...

September 2020

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Government and water industry warned of cyber-security ‘blind spots’
10 September 2020 A new report says Operational Technology networks are vulnerable...

August 2020

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World Water Week: A unique opportunity to share best practice in water management
27 August 2020 Like many similar events, this year's World Water Week (Aug 24–28)...

What does World Water Week 2020 mean to you?
24 August 2020 Hosted and organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute...

Livelihoods options awareness for communities affected by the Lesotho Highlands Water Project kicks off
11 August 2020 “I survive on growing and selling potatoes to my communities where I...

July 2020

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Update on development of the Tina River Hydropower Project
13 July 2020 The Solomon Islands, home of the Tina River Hydropower Development...

June 2020

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Why engineers must always consider human induced vibration
15 June 2020 Human induced vibration, or more accurately vibrations caused by...

May 2020

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Examining shared challenges
11 May 2020 Black & Veatch is leading a sustainability, data management and...

April 2020

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Observing World Day for Safety & Health at Work 2020 the right way
28 April 2020 On World Day for Safety and Health, Asite emphasises the importance of...

Coronavirus is a crisis; climate change a catastrophe. Why banks must act now
17 April 2020 Financial risk expert Paul Dobbs lays out why banks cannot afford to...

Human safety in a digital age
09 April 2020 Any illicit access into civilian industrial control systems (ICS),...

Situational awareness in substations
07 April 2020 Jurgen Resch, Industry Manager for Energy and Infrastructure at...

March 2020

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World Water Day – Water, Climate Change and Hydropower
22 March 2020 Water, climate and energy are inextricably linked, writes IHA's...

April 2019

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The ‘killer in our river’ – understanding safety around dams
11 April 2019 Each year, dozens of lives are lost on America’s waterways at low head...

January 2019

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Powering the dragon
09 January 2019 Christian Romig, Head of Management Consulting for China at Pöyry, reports...

September 2018

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A long-term vision
13 September 2018 Africa needs a long-term vision to build infrastructure for the...

June 2018

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Minimising cyber security threats on industrial control systems
25 June 2018 In 2017, the UK Government proposed the implementation of the Security...

February 2018

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The psychology of safety
14 February 2018 Understanding why people do things the way they do can form an...

June 2017

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Hydro open day a success
19 June 2017 Gilkes has announced that its recent Hydro Site open day has had a...

May 2017

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Addressing the energy-water nexus in Southern Africa
19 May 2017 With vast hydrological resources, the pressure of growing...

March 2017

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Identifying and monitoring hydro investments
09 March 2017 The International Hydropower Association is participating in the...

December 2016

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Making collaboration work
05 December 2016 Cross-border water projects do exist and can be successful in South...

September 2016

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A thirsty future
21 September 2016 Freshwater scarcity will be a difficult and important challenge to...

July 2016

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The true value of infrastructure investment
25 July 2016 As demand for infrastructure grows and economic growth slows...

May 2016

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The digital battlefield
17 May 2016 Doug Wylie explains why the world’s dams are now primary targets for...

April 2016

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US Federal permitting reforms - A benefit to industry?
19 April 2016 US Federal permitting reforms for major infrastructure – will they...

March 2016

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Aiming for 100% renewables
16 March 2016 Reaching 100% renewable energy generation may seem like an audacious...

January 2016

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Is pumped storage hydro on the ropes in the US?
05 January 2016 Nate Sandvik shares his views on the barriers that pumped storage needs...

July 2015

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Preparing for the future: hydro licensing
20 July 2015 Mike Swiger and John Clements from Van Ness Feldman give readers an...

June 2015

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Taking responsibility
15 June 2015 A report from engineering firm Poyry takes a look at how the...

May 2015

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Hydropower development in Africa - does size matter?
11 May 2015 Hydropower, and in particular small scale hydro, has huge potential in...

April 2015

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Driving change in the hydro sector
14 April 2015 As readers of IWP&DC will know, there is a need to get hydropower...

March 2015

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Raising safety standards in the field
13 March 2015 Gavan Murphy, Marketing Director – EMEA at Globalstar, examines the...

February 2015

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Putting the employer first
11 February 2015 The lack of aspirations from the younger generation toward...

January 2015

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The big news - review of 2014
06 January 2015 2014 was an interesting year for the hydropower and dams industry, with...

December 2014

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Making hydropower resilient to climate change
08 December 2014 Dr David Viner from Mott MacDonald says that the hydropower industry...

October 2014

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Energy security - a critical component
20 October 2014 Tidal generation specialist DP Mariner Energy says energy security...

September 2014

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Hydropower: a view from Turkey
01 September 2014 Hydropower is experiencing a renaissance as the world looks to power...

July 2014

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Product review: Globalstar GSP-1700
25 July 2014 Carrieann Stocks tests the GSP-1700 mobile satellite phone from...

Hydropower for me but not for thee
16 July 2014 John Briscoe gives his views on US Senator Leahy's recent use of the...

June 2014

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Pumped storage: what are its prospects?
13 June 2014 Catherine Anderson from AECOM discusses the potential scope and...

May 2014

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Dam inspections - why are they so important?
13 May 2014 Dam inspections should be a critical component of an...

April 2014

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Will FiT degression mean the end for the UK's hydro renaissance?
30 April 2014 The UK's small-scale hydro renaissance risks being 'strangled...

Large-scale hydropower development - does it make financial sense?
24 April 2014 The International Hydropower Association responds to a paper published...

Promote and provide to encourage youngsters into hydropower
03 April 2014 So what should we be doing to encourage the young generation to...

March 2014

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Too much torque and not enough action
05 March 2014 Peter Fraenkel shares his views on what the future holds for the...

January 2014

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One vision
10 January 2014 Donal O’Leary discusses the work that Transparency International has...

November 2013

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Unnecessary sins?
19 November 2013 WWF acknowledges that some dam developers make considerable efforts to...

October 2013

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Multiplying marine energy
14 October 2013 New technology for harvesting energy from low velocity ocean and...

July 2013

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Exactly what is behind public acceptance?
12 July 2013 Michael O’Brien and Alexander Bentley believe that if we understand...

May 2013

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Teamwork is the way forward
16 May 2013 ICOLD President Adama Nombre tells IWP&DC why the dams industry needs to...

March 2013

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River dolphin decline: can the dams industry help?
26 March 2013 River dolphin survival is on a knife edge. Their decline has been the...

January 2013

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Time for common sense reform
18 January 2013 Positive steps have been made in the right direction and the licensing of...

An Olympic challenge
18 January 2013 What could the hydro industry learn from the world's sporting stars? Quite...



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