• Phase 2 Kick-off Meeting - January 2017
  • SCCER-SoE / NRP 70 PhD School in Leukerbad - October 2016
  • SCCER-SoE Annual Conference - September 2016
  • The ISC experiment in the spotlight - September 2016
  • Foreseen Trift Dam will benefit from FLEXSTOR - March 2016
  • First results of damage tests on brick walls - August 2016
  • First boreholes for the ISC Project at the Grimsel rock laboratory are drilled - October 2015
  • The Alps without glaciers: new helicopter ice penetration radar system successfully tested - April 2015
  • Construction of a new sediment transport measurement system in the Albula river by WSL - March 2015

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Turbine prototype under test
For the first time in Switzerland, a prototype of a turbine to produce electricity solely out of the current of a river (without a dam) is being tested in the tailrace channel of the Lavey power plant (VD). The test will last for six months and show if an industrialization is possible. Cécile Alligné-Münch's team at the HES-SO Valais-Wallis expects the turbine to produce 8000 kilowatt hours of electricity per year, which is equivalent to the consumption of two housholds. Learn more about the turbine and the test in the following TV and newspaper articles:

#7 SCCER-SoE Blog
Small but powerful! This is the motto of our new blog post by hydropower expert Cécile Alligné-Münch from the HES-SO Valais-Wallis. She writes about the importance and potential of small hydropower in Switzerland nowadays and in the future. The post is available in English, German, and French. Feel free to share it on Facebook, Twitter & Co. and recommend our blog to interested people. February 2017

Modeling domino effects
As one of the biggest Swiss newspapers, Tages-Anzeiger published a detailed article about various research activities in the field of risk analysis. Especially highlighted was Arnaud Mignan’s work on the modeling of domino effects caused by natural disasters that occur very rarely but have enormous consequences. Click here to read the full article (in German). January 2017

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Schatzalp Workshop on Induced Seismicity in Davos, organized by the Swiss Seismological Service.

20.-21.3.2017 and 27.-28.3.2017
CRUEX++ Training Course on Flood Safety of Dams in Lausanne (French) and Ittigen (German and English), organized by the Laboratory of Hydraulic Constructions (LCH) at EPF Lausanne.

EGU General Assembly 2017 in Vienna, organized by the European Geosciences Union.

STK/VAW-Workshop on Dam Breach Analysis in Bern, organized by the Swiss Committee on Dams and the Laboratory of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology at ETH Zurich.

2nd International Workshop on Sediment Bypass Tunnels in Kyoto, organized by the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI) at Kyoto University and the Laboratory of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology (VAW) at ETH Zurich.

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