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U.S. hydropower operator seeks systems to control quagga, zebra mussels


The Bureau of Reclamation seeks information on firms able to provide underwater pulsed pressure generating systems and expertise to control invasive quagga and zebra mussels.

Industry professionals to address workforce retention, cultivation during upcoming discussion


As the Hydro Research Foundation has noted, many of the "Baby Boomers" who helped design, construct and operate hydropower projects across the globe are nearing retirement age, making it essential to fill those positions with a new generation of qualified workers.



ABB CEO Hogan resigns, succeeded by Spiesshofer

Dam Safety & Security


Senate passes federal dam safety act

Another Benefit of Hydro: Return of the Salmon Festival Unites Conservation and History


Serving as a modern form of a traditional Native American custom, the Return of the Salmon Festival at Coleman National Fish Hatchery on Battle Creek in northern California celebrates the rich cultural heritage surrounding the salmon and steelhead species in the river.

Sticky Wickets: Correcting Trashrack Failure at a Pumped-Storage Plant


After the December 2005 failure of the 450-MW Taum Sauk Pumped-Storage plant, Ameren Missouri personnel discovered portions of the draft tube trashracks from the lower reservoir while cleaning out the tailrace.

International Dams Meeting Comes to Seattle in August


The International Commission on Large Dams is holding its 81st Annual Meeting in Seattle, Wash., in August. This event is structured for those involved with the development, operation and maintenance of critical water resource infrastructure for dams around the world.

Analyzing the Effects of a Dam Breach on the Lower Susquehanna River


Simulating the failure of Safe Harbor Dam during "sunny day" and probable maximum flood conditions allowed the determination of the depth, duration and extent of flooding, as well as the elapsed time from dam failure to flood wave arrival at selected locations downstream.

Corps sets industry day for emergency dam repair, infrastructure work in eastern U.S.


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled an industry day on proposed emergency dam repair and other infrastructure work in the eastern United States.

System for Waterproofing Dam Overcomes Site Challenges


When previous repairs to the downstream buttresses of Daniel Johnson Dam did not provide long-term satisfactory performance, waterproofing was required to restore the appearance and watertightness of the structure.

Hydro Currents


Presidential climate change memorandum includes hydroelectric power

Experts meeting to discuss dam safety in Denver


Dam safety is an issue around the world with billions living in areas that could potentially be affected by infrastructure failure.

Corps extends call for architect-engineers to plan, design water projects


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for expressions of interest from small businesses for architect-engineer services to plan and design Corps water resource projects.

International experts meeting in Denver to discuss hydropower project development


With hydroelectric power being regarded as an attractive primary option for renewable energy developers around the world, a group of international experts from around the world are meeting in Denver, Colo., for an important discussion on project development.

Swansea Bay hydrokinetic project continues moving forward


Energy development group Tidal Lagoon Power Limited has reached a significant milestone in the development of a massive hydroelectric power project with the announcement of three design, build and deliver agreements.

Corps seeks bids for lamprey passage in fish ladder at 980-MW McNary


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids from small businesses for a prototype lamprey entrance structure in a fish ladder at 980-MW McNary Dam on the Columbia River.

Corps seeks architect-engineer services to plan, design water projects


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites expressions of interest from small businesses for architect-engineer services to plan and design Corps water resource projects.

HydroVision Brasil 2013 Projects of the Year nominations open


The editors of Hydro Review and HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide are now accepting nominations for their "Projects of the Year" awards program, which will be awarded during HydroVision Brasil's closing luncheon.

Webcast offers insight into Brazil's hydroelectric power market


The organizers of HydroVision Brasil have announced an exciting opportunityfor all members of the hydroelectric power industry in anticipation of this year's conference and exhibition.

U.S. seeks bids to refurbish coating systems at Enders Dam


The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to refurbish metalwork coating systems at Enders Dam in Nebraska.

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