Hydro Connections

Ways to make connections at HydroVision International 2017

In addition to offering a wide variety of learning options, the HydroVision International event provides many valuable opportunities to meet and network with hydro industry colleagues. In fact, from the opening reception in the exhibit hall on Tuesday, June 27 all the way through to the Celebrate 2 Innovate program on Friday, June 30, we provide ample networking time.

So join us at HydroVision International to renew friendships and make new acquaintances.

For more information, visit HydroEvent.com, and save the date on your calendar: June 27-30 in Denver, Colo., USA.

Most popular news stories from HydroWorld.com for February 2017

Every month the Hydro Group editors write dozens of stories about news happening around the world and post them on HydroWorld.com. What are the most popular stories for the tens of thousands of people who visit this website?

Below are the top five most viewed news stories for February:

Most popular HydroWorld tweet on Twitter for February 2017

For February, we had a tie in terms of popularity of a Hydro-World tweet:

Two earthquakes occur on Feb. 26 near 190-MW Song Tranh hydropower plant in Vietnam

Georgia shutters 1,250-MW Enguri hydroelectric plant to address tunnel problems

Both the Feb. 26 Vietnam earthquake tweet and the Feb. 23 Enguri tunnel tweet got 13 clicks to the website.

Most popular HydroWorld Facebook post for February 2017

Rains putting focus on condition of California’s dams

This Feb. 15 Facebook post garnered impressive numbers. It reached more than 5,000 people, with 178 people clicking on the link to the store on the HydroWorld.com website. It also got 72 reactions (mostly Likes) and was shared 20 times, with two people commenting on the post.

Most popular video on HydroWorld.com for February 2017

Oroville Update, Feb. 13

This short video – in which Hydro Group Managing Editor Elizabeth Ingram discussed the situation at California’s Oroville Dam with regard to flooding and evacuation of downstream residents and accompanied a more in-depth article on the topic on HydroWorld.com – was viewed 782 times in February.

Letter to the Editor

In the January-February 2017 Viewpoints, Managing Editor Elizabeth Ingram talked about hydropower plants and dams as tourist attractions and gave three examples.

Sean Kelly with SSE responded to this by emailing about the recent opening of a new visitor’s center at Pitlochry Dam, which impounds water for a 15 MW hydroelectric facility that has been operating since the 1950s. For more information, visit http://sse.com/newsandviews/allarticles/2017/02/first-minister-opens-sses-new-visitor-centre.

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