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Results of 2019/2020 NZSOLD Poster Competition

The NZSOLD Management Committee is delighted to announce the results of the second annual 2019/2020 poster competition. The winner in the Young Professional category was Dan Hale of Riley Consultants, with a poster titled: Understanding the Geology of Cobb Dam with Leapfrog 3D Modelling.  The runner-up in the Young Professional category was Hanna Aung of … Continue reading Results of 2019/2020 NZSOLD Poster Competition

Event report – YPG – NZSOLD/ANCOLD Conference Events

The Young Professionals Group (YPG) was busy at the NZSOLD ANCOLD 2019 Combined Conference presenting papers, networking, and organising events. This segment includes a few observations and photos from the Welcome Function, Young Professionals Networking Lunch, and the NZSOLD Young Professional Best Paper. Welcome Function A unique welcome function for the conference was hosted this … Continue reading Event report – YPG – NZSOLD/ANCOLD Conference Events

Update: Quake Centre earth dam (geotechnical) research programme

For the past five years, the Quake Centre earth dam (geotechnical) research programme has been under development at the University of Canterbury. This unique University-Industry research collaboration is supported by Genesis Energy, Mercury, Meridian Energy, and Trustpower. The research programme is guided by a steering committee comprising partner representatives. We hope to provide regular updates … Continue reading Update: Quake Centre earth dam (geotechnical) research programme

NZSOLD ANCOLD 2019 Combined Conference – Thank you!

NZSOLD/ANCOLD Conference The most notable event for NZSOLD this year has been the combined NZSOLD/ANCOLD Conference. It was held in Auckland from 9-12 October. It included a pre-conference Workshop and a post-conference tour. There were 378 registrants which exceeded our expectations. Most registrants were from New Zealand and Australia (almost equal numbers) with a small … Continue reading NZSOLD ANCOLD 2019 Combined Conference – Thank you!

World Declaration on Dam Safety

Throughout history, the construction, operation and maintenance of dams and their storage reservoirs have provided significant benefits to humankind. Storage of water behind dams regulates natural streamflow, allowing for benefits resulting from increased water availability, renewable energy production and reduction of adverse impacts caused by natural extremes of flooding and drought. In our brittle world, … Continue reading World Declaration on Dam Safety

Clyde Dam Tour

On 6 April, forty Engineering New Zealand members enjoyed a tour of the Clyde Dam on a stunning Central Otago day. Contact Energy staff hosted the tour which was jointly organised by the Otago and newly formed Central Otago Branch of ENZ. The popularity of tours and open days continue to show wide interest in … Continue reading Clyde Dam Tour