With each issue of HRW, we survey readers to determine which articles they’ve found most useful. Author(s) of these articles are presented with an Author’s Award plaque. Top-ranked articles for 2006 are:
March: “Barcelona 2006: Finding Ways to Solve Dam Engineering Challenges,” (p. 16) by Luis Berga
May: “Hydro and Carbon Credits: Understanding the Opportunity,” (p. 14) by Kevin I. Candee
July: “Framework for Deciding to Rehabilitate and Uprate Hydro Facilities,” (p. 14) by Laurent Bellet and Jean-Michel Devernay
September: “Resolving Contractors’ Claims: Lessons Learned from Africa’s Lower Kihansi Project,” (p. 26) by Leonard B. Kassana, Kato T. Kababa, and Asbjorn Halvorsen
November: “How Flooded Biomass Affects Water Quality after Reservoir Impounding,” (p. 28) by Alain Gregoire and Sandrine Richard
December: “Small Hydro Provides Social, Environmental Benefits,” (p. 16) by Antonio Fonseca dos Santos
Technical article reviewers
Technical articles published by HRW are peer-reviewed by individuals chosen for their expertise. Thanks to the following professionals who reviewed technical articles published in 2006:
Kyohei Baba, K. BABA Engineering Consultants Co. Ltd.
Donald H. Babbitt, Consultant
Giovanni De Cesare, EPFL-DGC-LHC
Brian A. Forbes, GHD Consulting Engineers
*James L. Gordon, Consultant
Tore Hagen, Sweco Groner AS
Leif Lillehammer, Sweco Groner AS
Bertrand Masse, SNC Lavalin Inc.
Norihisa Matsumoto, Japan Dam Engineering Center
Antonio Fonseca dos Santos, M.Sc., Brascan Energetica S.A.
Marco Aurelio dos Santos, Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (COPPE/UFRJ)
Douglas A. Spaulding, P.E., Spaulding Consultants, LLC
Thomas Staubli, PhD, University of Applied Science (HTA) Lucerne
Graham Stranks, Klohn Crippen Berger
Stephen B. Tatro, P.E., Consultant
*Alain Tremblay, PhD, Hydro-Québec
Martin Wieland, Poyry Energy Ltd.
*James L. Gordon and Alain Tremblay received the 2006 HRW Reviewer’s Citation. Their comments led to significant improvements in the manuscripts they critiqued.