WaterPower & Dams

  • The perfect battery: Pumped storage hydropower is reliable, rechargeable, and clean

    The perfect battery: Pumped storage hydropower is reliable, rechargeable, and clean

    In the search for better renewable energy options, pumped storage hydropower projects may be the solution, but regulations hinder development

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  • From organized chaos to tranquility: Reflections on the Panama Canal Expansion

    From organized chaos to tranquility: Reflections on the Panama Canal Expansion

    Two years after its completion, the site of the Third Set of Locks presents a jamais vu experience to one of the original designers

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  • Viewpoints from the board room:  Mario Finis, Stantec

    Viewpoints from the board room: Mario Finis, Stantec

    Mario Finis talks with the editor of Hydro Review about the future of hydropower in the United States, global industry trends, and the MWH and Stantec merger

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  • NPR's Planet Money features the world's biggest battery

    NPR's Planet Money features the world's biggest battery

    Stantec hydropower experts contributed to this feature on the world's biggest battery: pumped storage. Hear about our clients' quest to bottle natural energy resources.

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  • Infrastructure investments pay off long term; hydropower is great place to start

    Infrastructure investments pay off long term; hydropower is great place to start

    Upgrading turbines and generators at existing hydropower plants can provide clean electricity for future generations

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  • Published: Repairing Spillway Damage at Wanapum Dam

    Published: Repairing Spillway Damage at Wanapum Dam

    A crack discovered in one of spillway monoliths at Wanapum Dam led to a need to stabilize the structure and prevent further damage

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  • Sustainability drives dam development

    Sustainability drives dam development

    Recently, Stantec's Global Dams Practice Leader, Michael Rogers, sat down with International WaterPower & Dam Construction Magazine to discuss sustainability surrounding dam developments.

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  • Three reasons you should care about dam safety

    Three reasons you should care about dam safety

    Your phone rings at 2 a.m. The person on the other end is frantic. They say that your dam is failing. What do you do?

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  • The 10 Largest Pumped-Storage Hydropower Plants in the World

    The 10 Largest Pumped-Storage Hydropower Plants in the World

    The largest market driver of pumped storage is aggressive renewable-energy goals that are pushing regional power grids to the edge of instability,” states Don Erpenbeck, Global Market Sector Leader.

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  • Conveying water in steep heights: Solutions for a hydropower project in the Andes Mountains

    Conveying water in steep heights: Solutions for a hydropower project in the Andes Mountains

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  • Published: Overcoming Obstacles to Build Pakistan's First Privately Developed Hydro Facility

    Published: Overcoming Obstacles to Build Pakistan's First Privately Developed Hydro Facility

    The New Bong Escape facility features important components in the quest for Pakistan to provide affordable, renewable energy to promote its economic growth to enhance sustainability

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  • Published: Jamaica adds 7.2 MW in first hydropower expansion in 30 years

    Published: Jamaica adds 7.2 MW in first hydropower expansion in 30 years

    Featured in Hydro Review (June 2017) this 7.2-MW expansion of the 6-MW Maggotty Falls hydropower was the first new hydro facility implemented in Jamaica in the past 30 years

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  • Join us at ASDSO 2018

    Join us at ASDSO 2018

    Join us as our experts discuss dam safety throughout the project life cycle

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  • The future of American hydropower

    The future of American hydropower

    Discover the four hydropower projects built along the Ohio River for American Municipal Power and the future of hydropower in the United States.

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  • Small dam, big task

    Small dam, big task

    Craig Scott gives an engineer's personal reflections on managing an emergency dam decommissioning at Haldon Range Dam reservoir in Marlborough, New Zealand

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  • Stantec at HydroVision:  Three leaders reflect on past conferences

    Stantec at HydroVision: Three leaders reflect on past conferences

    Stantec’s Hydropower experts share their memories of the annual HydroVision International conference.

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  • Featured in Power: Willow Island Hydro - A small but mighty marvel on the Ohio River

    Featured in Power: Willow Island Hydro - A small but mighty marvel on the Ohio River

    Stantec’s Stephen Panozzo is featured in an article that explores how a utility designed and constructed a hydropower plant on a constricted site without disrupting commercial traffic

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  • The jurisdictional connectivity of water resources: The Columbia River Basin

    The jurisdictional connectivity of water resources: The Columbia River Basin

    The regulatory connections of the Columbia River Treaty and how they affect the use of the Columbia River Basin.

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  • It’s important to focus on the positives of major projects. How do you do it?

    It’s important to focus on the positives of major projects. How do you do it?

    Struggling with negative perceptions? Here’s how to involve local workers, build lifelong relationships, and get the community on board

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  • Asset maintenance and the build – neglect – rebuild paradigm

    Asset maintenance and the build – neglect – rebuild paradigm

    In general, a large number of infrastructure issues are the result of poor maintenance and asset management.

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