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Hydropower & Dams

In light of the ongoing guidance regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to announce that HYDRO 2020 will move online on 26-28 October. Please click the buttons to view details of the event and register.

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.

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.

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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.


COVID-19: Supply of publications

We apologise but, due to working from home, it is not possible for us to send out individual copies of journals, World Atlases or maps. Subscriptions and pdf articles will continue to be sent.

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Industry News

Keep up to date between issues.

Myanmar seeks consulting services for large-scale rehabilitation project

Expressions of interest are invited by 19 November for an international consultant on the rehabilitation of five large hydro schemes.

Skanska to upgrade Gråsjø and Trollheim hydropower dams in Norway

Skanska, the Sweden-based multinational construction group, has been contracted by Norway's state-owned renewable power producer Statkraft Energi to refurbish and upgrade four dams and one flood gate.

US Department of Energy offers technical assistance to support hydropower decision making

The US Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) has announced a Notice of Opportunity for Technical Assistance (NOTA) for improving hydropower’s value through informed decision-making.

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