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Proper attention to dam safety is vital to protect downstream life, property and habitat. Safety concerns include sinkholes, seepage, internal erosion and seismic issues.

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Latest Dam Safety News

Technical audit sought for plunge pool rehab at Africa's Kariba Dam

03/31/2015

The European Union invites applications for pre-qualification to conduct regular technical audits of dam safety work to reshape the plunge pool of Kariba Dam, site of three hydroelectric projects on the border of Zambia and Zimbabe.

Albania seeks dams risk management expert for rehabilitation of 11 dams

03/30/2015

Albania's Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Administration invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve as dam portfolio risk management expert to review safety of 11 dams being rehabilitated and modernized in Albania's Drin-Buna and Semani river basins.

Senegal River agency seeks study of its basin water resources program

03/25/2015

The multi-nation Senegal River management agency invites expressions of interest from consultants to study the impact of its program of integrated management of Senegal Basin water resources.

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HydroVision International 2015 early bird discounts available now

03/23/2015

HydroVision International 2015 is still more than three months away, but it isn't too soon to save on registrations for the world's largest hydroelectric power event.

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Grant PUD begins final refilling of Wanapum Dam reservoir

03/20/2015

Repairs to the Wanapum complex in Washington have reached a significant milestone as owner Grant County Public Utilities District has begin refilling the reservoir behind Wanapum Dam to its full capacity.

Dam Safety & Security

03/10/2015

Collection of articles covering safety and security of dams and civil structures

Calcago joins Gannett Fleming security team

Calcagno, Gloschat join Gannett Fleming’s security team

02/26/2015

Gannett Fleming announces two additions to its Security and Safety Services Team: Frank Calcagno, Jr., and Joachim A. Gloschat, Jr.

U.S. seeks surveying, mapping, dam deformation studies

02/20/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to perform surveying, mapping and dam deformation studies for Corps projects in the South and possibly worldwide.

NHA Annual Conference early bird registration discount ends February 27

02/20/2015

Time is running out for National Hydropower Association members to receive a special early bird registration rate for the NHA's 2015 Annual Conference.

France's VNF awards contract for Plancher-Bas Dam rehabilitation

02/17/2015

France's navigable waterways agency, Voies Navigables de France (VNF), has awarded a contract to the consortium Groupement Peduzzi/Rouby/Gomez to rehabilitate the Plancher-Bas Dam on the Rahin River in France.

Guidance and Sage Advice Exist for Dam Design and Construction

02/17/2015

Processing important aspects of dam-related modeling means using a computer and hard-earned work experience.

Siemens, HR Wallingford announce dam safety technology partnership

02/16/2015

Siemens UK has entered into a strategic partnership with civil engineering firm HR Wallingford to develop new monitoring tools for dams and flood defense infrastructure.

Reclamation appoints dam safety officer, area manager

Becker, Chad appointed to positions at hydro operator Bureau of Reclamation

02/12/2015

Hydro operator the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation recently announced new appointments for two people: Brian Becker, P.E., and Carolyn Chad.

Dam Safety in 2015: A Regulatory Perspective

02/12/2015

As 2015 unfolds, the FERC Division of Dam Safety and Inspections (FERC-D2SI) is focusing on strengthening existing initiatives and further developing emerging initiatives such as Risk-Informed Decision Making.

Get a sneak peek into the world's largest hydroelectric power event

02/11/2015

The hydroelectric power sector is dynamic, and so is the world's largest event dedicated entirely to hydropower.

Federal budget proposal includes millions for U.S. hydroelectric power, dams

02/10/2015

President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2016 budget requests include a number of requests for both the Department of Energy and Bureau of Reclamation that could provide significant funding for conventional, pumped-storage, and marine and hydrokinetic hydroelectric power.

Corps' Huntington District awards contract for dam safety, engineering work

02/04/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a US$10 million contract to URS Group Inc. and Stantec Tetra Tech JV for a number of dam-related projects within the continental United States.

ASDSO recognizes Paul Schweiger for commitment to dam safety

02/02/2015

The Association of State Dam Safety Officials has recognized Paul G. Schweiger as the recipient of the 2015 ASDSO President's Award.

Rehabilitation on high-hazard 3.3-MW Brainerd hydroelectric facility dam apron raises concerns

01/29/2015

Concern with regard to repair of the dam’s concrete spillway apron was raised in a public forum at the Brainerd Public Utilities (BPU) Commission meeting held Jan. 27.

TVA hires Quirk as general counsel

Hydro project operator TVA adds Quirk as executive vice president, general counsel

01/27/2015

Sherry Quirk has been named executive vice president and general counsel for hydro project operator Tennessee Valley Authority.

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