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HydroVision International 2015 announces call for abstracts, panelists

08/20/2014

HydroVision International is now accepting abstract submissions for the Technical Papers track of the 2015 conference program, Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide magazines Managing Editor Elizabeth Ingram announces. In addition, for the second year, the organizers have issued a call for panelists for the Panel Presentation track.

Mosul Dam

Video: U.S., Kurdish forces regain control of Iraq's Mosul Dam

08/19/2014

The strategic Mosul Dam is back in Iraqi control following what is being called the most highly-coordinated operation involving U.S., Kurdish and Iraqi combined forces since 2011.

Khani takes position with Miller Hydro Group

08/19/2014

David Khani, formerly principal engineer/project manager with Processes Unlimited International (now Stantec) is now president and chief regulatory officer with Miller Hydro Group.

Reports: Iraqi Kurds close to retaking strategic Mosul Dam

08/18/2014

Iraqi Kurdish forces are close to retaking control of Mosul Dam from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) following more than a dozen air strikes by the United States on Monday, multiple sources report.

Albania seeks civil construction to rehabilitate 11 dams

08/18/2014

Albania's Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Administration seeks bids for civil construction to rehabilitate and modernize 11 dams in Albania's Drin-Buna and Semani river basins.

U.S. extends call for rapid-response work on dams, infrastructure in eastern states

08/15/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for bids to perform rapid-response services to repair and rehabilitate dams, reservoirs, and flood and hurricane protection projects in the eastern United States.

French firm wins dam safety work at Swiss-French 49-MW Chancy-Pougny hydro project

08/15/2014

Hydro operator Societe de Forces Motrices de Chancy-Pougny SA (SFMCP) has awarded a contract to Freyssinet of Chaponost, France, for seismic reinforcement dam safety work at the 49-MW Chancy-Pougny hydroelectric project on the Rhone River on the border of Switzerland and France.

Argentina seeks hydro inventory of Percy, Bermejo rivers, tributaries

08/14/2014

Argentina's federal planning ministry seeks bids to study the hydropower potential of the Percy and Bermejo rivers and Bermejo tributaries in Argentina.

Macedonia seeks supervision of dam safety work at 36.4-MW St. Petka, 82-MW Kozjak

08/12/2014

Macedonia utility AD Elektrarni na Makedonija (Elem) seeks bids for technical supervision of dam safety civil work to be performed at the 36.4-MW St. Petka and 82-MW Kozjak hydroelectric projects in Macedonia.

Dam Safety

Video: U.S., Kurdish forces regain control of Iraq's Mosul Dam

08/19/2014 The strategic Mosul Dam is back in Iraqi control following what is being...

Reports: Iraqi Kurds close to retaking strategic Mosul Dam

08/18/2014 Iraqi Kurdish forces are close to retaking control of Mosul Dam from the...

Dam Design & Construction

HydroVision International 2015 announces call for abstracts, panelists

08/20/2014 HydroVision International is now accepting abstract submissions for the ...

Khani takes position with Miller Hydro Group

08/19/2014 David Khani, formerly principal engineer/project manager with Processes ...

Canals, Tunnels & Penstocks

Tunneling complete at Turkey's 104-MW Kargi hydropower plant

08/01/2014 A tunnel boring machine has broken through 7.8 km of rock in preparation...

Canada utility seeks engineering to refurbish Salmon River Dam

07/09/2014 Canadian utility BC Hydro seeks bids for engineering design services to ...

Underwater Work

Deep Ocean's surface vessels offer new option for dam, hydropower project maintenance and inspection

08/04/2014 Manufacturing and design company Deep Ocean Engineering, Inc. displayed ...

Diving In: Creative Repair Solution at Horse Mesa Dam

07/21/2014 When a unit at Salt River Project's 129-MW Horse Mesa project suffered a...


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