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HYDRO 2015, Bordeaux, France, 26th-28th October 2015

November 2, 2015

This year’s international gathering of hydropower specialists was held in Bordeaux, France, 26th-28th October 2015. Prof. John Reynolds, RIL’s MD, gave a presentation entitled ‘On the need to integrate Disaster Risk Management within the hydropower sector’. This was part of a specially-convened session following the devastating earthquakes in Nepal in April and May. As part […]

Nepal’s devastating earthquake Saturday 25th April 2015

April 30, 2015

The graphic pictures of the destruction of the older parts of Kathmandu and surrounding districts and of collapsed houses in remote villages are a stark reminder of the impact of earthquakes. This latest major earthquake, measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale, has long been anticipated. The region is well known for its high seismic activity […]

Leading the way at ASIA 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Climate Change

April 3, 2014

Prof. John M. Reynolds, MD of RIL, gave the first presentation in the ten years’ history of the Hydropower & Dams ASIA bi-annual series of conferences and trade shows on the important subject of climate change and the impact of glacial hazards on hydropower development. He gave a paper entitled “Managing glacial hazards for hydropower […]

Venturing across Bhutan in seach of power

April 3, 2014

Following on from attending the ASIA 2014 Hydropower & Dams conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Prof. John M. Reynolds, MD of RIL, joined nine other delegates for a post-conference study tour of hydropower facilities in Bhutan. He was able to visit the 1,020 MW Tala Hydropower Project and the 336 MW Chhukha underground power house […]