Aqua~Media International Ltd is the publisher of The International Journal on Hydropower and Dams, and the organizer of the HYDRO, ASIA and AFRICA event series.
One-day excursion hosted by MYCOLD
This one-day trip will take delegates to see a water supply dam within the Kuala Lumpur area, and a multipurpose tunnel. Klang Gates dam is a concrete arch structure with a central spillway, and was Malaysia’s first water supply dam when completed in 1958. It is the main water source for the Klang valley.
There will also be a chance to visit Malaysia’s 9.7 km-long Stormwater Management And Road Tunnel (SMART). The tunnel was built to solve the problem of flash floods in Kuala Lumpur and to reduce traffic jams. It is the longest multipurpose tunnel in the world, and received the UN Habitat Scroll of Honour Award.
There will then be time for a short tour of Putrajaya garden city, 25 km south of Kuala Lumpur, which has been the seat of the Malaysian Government since 1999
NB: This trip must be booked through MYCOLD, at: https://icdsme.mycold.com.my
• Participants of both tours should extend their stay in KL to include the night of Friday 17 March. Friday can be spent attending MYCOLD’s dam safety conference (details on the website given above), or at leisure in KL.
• Those not taking night flights home after the tours can book an extra night in KL, at the special conference rates.
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.
Registration, and Speakers' and Chairpersons' reception
Opening plenary, technical sessions, and Welcome Reception
Technical sessions continue, extended Exhibition networking
Technical sessions, Farewell Dinner