Social Programme

A full social and cultural programme is being arranged for delegates and accompanying persons, to give a chance to sample the best of Malaysian cuisine and to relax in an informal atmosphere with friends from the international hydro community.

Cultural Excursion

Monday 9 March

A local cultural excursion is planned for participants and accompanying persons on the day of registration. This will begin mid-morning (allowing for time to register beforehand), and will include lunch in a local restaurant.

Reception for Chairpersons & Speakers

Monday 9 March

After meetings and briefings about arrangements for the conference, those chairing or co-chairing sessions, and speakers presenting accepted papers will be welcomed to a reception. Further details will be announced soon.

Welcome Reception

Tuesday 10 March

The Welcome Reception gives delegates a chance to socialize and enjoy local cuisine and entertainment. Further details will follow.

Networking Party in the Exhibition

Wednesday 11 March

When the sessions have ended on the second day of the conference, all participants are invited to an informal party in the exhibition halls. The halls will be opening for an extra two hours, to provide an opportunity for all delegates to get around to some of the stands they may have missed during coffee and lunch breaks.

Exhibitors are invited to prepare special demonstrations of equipment, or to welcome key groups of delegates to their stand for drinks and to view material of special interest.

Final Dinner

Thursday 12 March

The Farewell dinner will mark the end of ASIA 2020 with a chance to relax and enjoy a meal with friends and colleagues. Details will follow soon.

Conference Programme

The Aqua~Media International team, with the support of the Malaysian Government, the Malaysian Committee on Large Dams, and the State Power utilities, welcomes the global water and energy community to the vibrant, multi-cultural city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Peninsular Malaysia, as well as Sarawak and Sabah, have wide experience of large and small hydropower development and multipurpose dams. Study tours are being planned to some of the large cascade developments in peninsular Malaysia, and to some of the large storage schemes under development in Sarawak as part of the SCORE initiative (Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy). Hydropower supplies about 20 per cent of Malaysia’s approximately 34 GW of installed capacity, with hydro supplying more than 20 TWh/year. The Government is strongly committed to increasing the share of renewable energy in the country’s generation mix, with a target to add 4 GW of renewables across the three states by 2030.

The country has about 62 large dams. The most recently completed on Peninsular Malaysia are the Puah dam for the 250 MW Hulu Terengganu powerplant (completed in 2014), and Susu RCC dam for the 372 MW Ulu Jelai hydro plant (commissioned in 2016) The latest large scheme going ahead in Sarawak is the 188 m-high Baleh CFRD, following the completion of Bakun and Murum. Some of the most important schemes in the country will be visited during post-Conference study tours.


Monday 9 March

Pre-conference workshops and Chairpersons’ & Speakers meetings and reception.


Tuesday 10 March

Opening ceremony, technical sessions begin and evening Welcome reception.


Wednesday 11 March

Technical sessions continue and extended opening of the Exhibition.


Thursday 12 March

Technical sessions continue, closing ceremony and Farewell Dinner.

Industry co-sponsors

ASIA 2020

  • 10 - 12 March 2020
  • Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia