Hydropower & Dams

A bi-monthly journal dedicated to the dissemination of information in the hydropower and dams industry and related fields.

A message from the Aqua~Media Team

At a time when meetings cannot take place, we are aware that it is especially important to keep our profession well informed, through our journal and website, and we are glad to be able to continue our work at the usual pace. Meanwhile, we send warm wishes to our readers around the world. We hope you are making your way as well as possible through this crisis, and we express again our deepest sympathy to all who have been directly affected, or who have lost loved ones, friends or colleagues.

World Atlas 2020

The World Atlas and Industry Guide 2020 is out now

The new World Atlas has now been published, containing updates to data for more than 180 countries worldwide, with a focus on hydropower and other renewable energy development.

Currently the World Atlas is only available to purchase as part of a subscription because of working from home restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The World Atlas is available as a printed or digital version.


13 - 15 July 2021
Speke Resort, Lake Victoria, Uganda

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Industry Guide

A searchable database of more than 1300 companies active in fields related to hydropower and dams.

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Important information about our activities.

Join CHINCOLD’s On-line Forum

This on-line Forum is developed as a capacity building program, focusing on "New Requirements on Sustainable Development & Dam safety and state-of-the-art technology", to promote sustainable development of reservoir dams and hydropower, and share the state-of-the-art experiences.

CHINCOLD’s On-line Forum +

HYDRO, ASIA and AFRICA event updates

Please see details of the upcoming HYDRO online conference, and future dates for our face to face AFRICA, ASIA and HYDRO events.

Event updates [pdf] +

ICOLD 2020 Postponed

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, ICOLD 2020, planned to take place in New Delhi, India, has been further postponed. Please see the event website for details of future plans.


Industry News

Keep up to date between issues.

EPC tender for the Kathai II scheme, Pakistan

Kathai-II Hydro (Pvt) Limited, Pakistan invites bidders to participate in its tendering process for the engineering, procurement and construction of an 8 MW run-of-the-river hydropower project.

Druk Green Power tenders pressure shaft repairs at Tala

Bhutan's Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC), the country's hydropower plant operator and developer, invites sealed bids by 1 December for the inspection and repair of the second pressure shaft at the 1020 MW Tala hydro plant.

Bid deadline extended for Porąbka-Żar modernization, Poland

PGE Energia Odnawialna, the renewable energy division of Poland's largest power producer Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE), has extended the deadline for bidding for the modernization of the 544 MW Porąbka-Żar pumped-storage plant in Silesia in southern Poland to 15 December.

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