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Dams, spillways, levees: Sharing lessons learned and addressing future needs
Dams, spillways, levees: Sharing lessons learned and addressing future needs

Connect with dam owners, key agency personnel and teaming partners to learn about and share our latest innovations and engineering challenges related to dams and levees.

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Is there still hope for hydropower licensing reform?
Is there still hope for hydropower licensing reform?

It is highly doubtful there is time to draft and pass a comprehensive Energy Bill that includes provisions for more support of hydropower in the current 116th Session of Congress

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Surfing the waves of inundation mapping regulations
Surfing the waves of inundation mapping regulations

A technique for surfing California’s emergent inundation mapping requirements to prepare an emergency action plan for dams not classified as ‘low hazard’.

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Design-build delivery method for USACE civil works projects provides value
Design-build delivery method for USACE civil works projects provides value

The biggest value for our clients is the time saved in procurement and a potential for value engineering review and project phasing.

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Magnum, D.I. (Dam Investigator)
Magnum, D.I. (Dam Investigator)

It is incumbent upon dam owners, regulators and those of us inspecting and evaluating the safety of dams to question previously-established facts.

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Hackers never sleep: Protect your hydropower project
Hackers never sleep: Protect your hydropower project

A revision to the FERC Security program is due out this month (it will be designated as “Version 3B”).

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Oroville incident improves spillway safety across the nation
Oroville incident improves spillway safety across the nation

There are new requirements and processes to improve dam spillway safety.

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Invasive species monitoring at hydro projects in Wisconsin improving
Invasive species monitoring at hydro projects in Wisconsin improving

New recommendations will be more effective in reducing the spread of invasive species and the cost to the licensees.

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Cost estimate versus proposal, the difference matters
Cost estimate versus proposal, the difference matters

Have you ever asked for a cost estimate for an engineering project, and then discovered what you really needed was a proposal for professional services?

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Press political representatives to make the necessary infrastructure investment
Press political representatives to make the necessary infrastructure investment

It’s time to make promised infrastructure investments. The investment has been discussed but has yet to materialize.

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