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Hydropower generation and potential around the world

This short video introduces the role of hydropower in the world today and the future challenges for sustainable development.

The total installed capacity for hydroelectricity has now surpassed 1,000 GW, and there remains vast untapped potentials around the world, especially in developing countries.

In 2013, there was more hydro commissioned than solar and wind energy and experts predict that hydropower capacity could double by 2050 (IEA). Our challenge is to do this sustainably.

HydroVision International 2015

New technologies and services are key to addressing – and implementing solutions to – the issues you face. In the HydroVision International Exhibit Hall, you'll find the world's most comprehensive collection of hydro-related product and service providers showcasing their capabilities for you.

This is an excellent opportunity to evaluate the leading resources and establish contacts that will enable you to put their "power" to work for you.

The HydroVision International 2015 conference in Portland, Oreg., features three types of sessions:


Date: Tue, 07/14/2015 to Fri, 07/17/2015
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
Type: Sector event

HydroVision Russia 2015

HydroVision Russia is a dedicated conference and exhibition for the hydroelectric power industry. It addresses the challenges, issues and advancements associated with hydro energy production, maintenance and technology.

A centre of new technologies, HydroVision Russia enables hydropower professionals to share ideas, understand problems and develop practical solutions to meet the challenges facing the industry now and in the future.


Date: Tue, 03/03/2015 to Thu, 03/05/2015
Location: Moscow, Russia
Type: Sector event

Welcome to three new members

We are delighted to welcome three new members to the association.

New member logosKorean water resources corporation K-Water has joined as a gold member; Thai energy company CK Power has joined as a silver member; and Norwegian engineering and design consultancy Norconsult has also joined as a silver member.

Invitations open for 3,097 MW Etalin project pre-qualification

Etalin Hydro Electric Power Company Limited, a Joint Venture company of Jindal Power Limited & Hydro Power Development Corporation of Arunachal Pradesh Limited, is inviting application for pre-qualification from interested bidders under International Competitive Bidding process for implementation of Etalin Hydro Electric Project (3,097 MW) through various packages. 

Dresden Nexus Conference 2015

The first of the biennial Dresden Nexus conferences (DNC2015) will take place in Dresden, Germany, 25–27 March 2015, as a follow up of our kick-off workshop on “Advancing a Nexus Approach to the Sustainable Management of Water, Soil and Waste“ organised in 2013.

The nexus approach to the sustainable management of water, soil and waste integrates environmental management and governance across sectors and scales. This approach is based on the understanding that environmental resources are inextricably intertwined.


Date: Wed, 03/25/2015 to Fri, 03/27/2015
Location: Dresden, Germany
Type: Sector event

ICOLD Congress and Annual Meeting 2015

NNCOLD has invited the entire ICOLD family to come to Stavanger, Norway in June 2015.

The event includes:

  • Exciting study tours and accompanying persons program in extraordinary sceneries
  • A professional organizer and excellent facilities in the city of Stavanger
  • Excellent domestic and international connectins (e.g. Frankfurt, Amsterdam, London and Copenhagen)
  • Norwegian hospitality and friendliness


Date: Sun, 06/14/2015 to Fri, 06/19/2015
Location: Stavanger, Norway
Type: Sector event

7th World Water Forum

The World Water Forum is the largest water-related event in the world. This multi-stakeholder event will be attended by world-renowned scholars, international organisations, ministers, mayors, parliamentarians, NGOs, research institutions, public and private businesses, and civil society organisations.


Date: Sun, 04/12/2015 to Fri, 04/17/2015
Location: Daegu-Gyeongbuk, South Korea
Type: Sector event


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