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    Achieving European small hydro growth

    07/10/2014 The recent ESHA (European Small Hydropower Association) Hidroenergia congress and trade fair in Istanbul heard a keynote presentation from Professor Bernhard...

    Enjoying our independence

    07/03/2014 Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July, is an important holiday here in the U.S. We commemorate our freedom, achieved through the adoption of the...
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    Honoring the women of hydro


    For that reason, I am very proud to announce the PennWell Hydro Group’s newest program: the “Women with Hydro Vision” awards. 

    Counting down to HydroVision International


    The pace is accelerating here at the PennWell offices as we gear up for HydroVision International 2014 next month in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

    Michael Harris

    Important HydroVision deadlines are approaching

    06/09/2014 We've still got several weeks before reaching what I'd generally consider to be the dog days of summer, but being in a slight doldrums now just a bit over a ...

    A heartfelt thank you


    “Writing about a writer's block is better than not writing at all.” – Charles Bukowski

    More than just one more meeting

    05/13/2014 During the average week, I attend quite a few meetings. This week, I have 15 (admittedly, this is an abnormal week, I do not usually have quite so many meeti...

    Mr. Harris Goes to Washington

    05/05/2014 It was said that when the State of Oklahoma asked its favorite son, Will Rogers, if they might sculpt his likeness for inclusion in the United States Capitol...

    Alstom’s hydro business set for change at the helm

    04/29/2014 News that two of the world’s biggest energy engineering firms – GE and Siemens – are apparently looking to launch rival bids to take over Alstom’s power busi...

    MHK is hydro…and here to stay


    I've had MHK on the brain for quite a while now. And for good reason.

    Workforce replacement, retention coming to the forefront

    04/14/2014 For those who might have missed the January issue of Hydro Review magazine, there's a fantastic -- albeit alarming -- study presented by two research associa...

    But enough about me ...


    I’ve been blogging on this site for almost a year now (actual anniversary April 22, just in case anybody is keeping track).

    David Appleyard

    A history of hydropower

    03/31/2014 There was a charming little article on HydroWorld.com last week, featuring the forthcoming 100th anniversary of the hydropower sector in Australia’s Tasmania.

    Building the community

    03/18/2014 Twitter. Facebook. LinkedIn. Google+. The list only continues from this point. If you had told me ten years ago how important social media would be in the wo...

    Hydro Hall of Fame who's who of industry history

    03/13/2014 For those who have never traveled to America's heartland or might otherwise be unfamiliar with it, there's an old honky-tonk located on the corner of Easton ...