The Venue

The Shangri-La hotel, in the heart of the city, will provide a comfortable and elegant setting for the conference, and rooms are being blocked there, as well as at other nearby hotels in all categories, for ASIA 2020 delegates. The hotel has a modern and well equipped convention centre, as well as spa facilities and a gym. At the various social functions, delegates will have a chance to feast on specialities of Malay, Indian and Chinese cuisine.

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 will visit to some of the large cascade developments in Peninsular Malaysia. 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 thirteen states by 2030.

The country has about 104 large dams. The most recently completed in Peninsular Malaysia are the Puah dam for the 250 MW Hulu Terengganu powerplant (completed in 2015), 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 Peninsular Malaysia will be visited during post-Conference study tours.


Monday 7 December

Registration, and Speakers' and Chairpersons' reception


Tuesday 8 December

Opening plenary, technical sessions, and Welcome Reception


Wednesday 9 December

Technical sessions continue, extended Exhibition networking


Thursday 10 December

Technical sessions, Farewell Dinner

Industry co-sponsors

ASIA 2020

  • 8 - 10 December
  • Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
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