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Hydropower & Dams

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

Messages from the Aqua~Media Team

With much regret, we have taken the tough decision to postpone AFRICA 2021; new dates will be announced soon in July 2022. We, ICOLD and the Ugandan Government, are keen for this to be an in-person event, at a time when a full international audience can attend. The programme is ready, and may be updated before 2022. Issue 3 of H&D will meanwhile focus on Africa, and our next regional map will be published as planned. Also, we are pleased to launch a new feature on our website, which is a bi-monthly country profile, starting with Uganda.


Good news is that, with ICOLD’s Technical Committee on Emerging Challenges and Solutions, we are planning an two-day on-line event on ‘Solar floating panels on dam reservoirs, and solar-hydro hybridization’. This will take place on 7 and 8 July this year and will present current technology, international case studies, and practical information for those planning new projects.

Issue Two 2021

Regional focus on Central and Southern Europe

Our bi-monthly International Journal on Hydropower & Dams features research papers, case studies, project updates, business and financial news, and policy papers aiming to help advance the state-of-the-art of dam engineering and hydropower development.

World Atlas & Industry Guide

Published annually, the World Atlas and companion Industry Guide provide a comprehensive snapshot of the hydropower industry.

Search our online database of more than 1,300 companies active in 180 countries around the globe and submit your company for inclusion in our next update.


International Business Directory A-Z ~ Make sure your company is included!


Country Profile: Uganda

The bi-monthly publication of country reports showcase hydro development and business opportunities from around the world.



NEW DATE: July 2022
Speke Resort, Lake Victoria, Uganda

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Important news and our activities

Disaster in Chamoli District, Uttarakhand, northern India, on 7 February

Prof John Reynolds, expert in geo-hazards and glacial hazard assessment and mitigation, has prepared an initial report for Hydropower & Dams on the tragic avalanche in Uttarakhand on 7 February, which destroyed the Rishi Ganga hydro plant. His findings have demonstrated that initial press reports have been inaccurate.

Disaster report +

HYDRO 2020 On-Line ~ Conference Report Part 1 and 2

A global pandemic did not prevent the world hydropower family getting back together, even if virtually, for HYDRO 2020 On-Line, from 26 to 28 October 2020. Delegates from about 60 countries attended, and nearly 600 were on line in Central European Time; the conference stayed live beyond the normal hours and days, to enable others to catch up at different times. It was the only large-scale event for the hydropower industry during 2020.

Click to read the full conference report +

ICOLD 2021 New Delhi

A report of ICOLD’s recent hybrid Symposium (in Delhi and on line), as well as the second part of our report on Aqua-Media’s HYDRO 2020 conference on line, will appear in Issue 2 of Hydropower & Dams, published in late March.

Industry News

Keep up to date between issues.

WAPDA extends bidding for Keyal Khwar’ electro-mechanical equipment

The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has extended the deadline for pre-qualification applications for the procurement/design, fabrication, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of mechanical and electrical equipment for the Keyal Khwar hydropower project to 21 May. The 128 MW run-of-river project on Keyal Khwar Nallah, a right bank tributary of the Indus river in Lower Kohistan District of the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, is to be financed with a loan from Germany’s Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau (KfW), with co-financing from the Agence Française de Développement.

Structural assessment works sought for Enguri dam in Georgia

LLC Engurhesi, the state owner-operator of the Enguri dam and associated 1300 MW hydropower plant in the northwest of Georgia, is seeking the support of an expert consultant to undertake engineering studies to assess the arch dam, which was commissioned in 1978, and ensure its long-term reliable operation. Requests for proposals are invited by 12 June.

SJVN invites bids for Sunni dam civil works

Indian hydropower producer Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN), a joint venture of the Government of India and the Government of the northern state of Himachal Pradesh, invites online bids (e-tender) on a Domestic Competitive Bidding (DCB) basis by 21 June for an EPC contract package covering design and engineering services and civil and hydro-mechanical works for the 382 MW Sunni dam hydroelectric project located in the Shimla and Mandi districts of Himachal Pradesh.

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