You are here



With support from

SAWI logo.jpg

SAWI logo

Sediment management hub

Sustainable sediment management seeks to maintain the long-term capacity of hydropower reservoirs. This involves slowing the rate of storage loss and bringing sediment inflows and discharges into balance while maximising hydropower production.

The International Hydropower Association (IHA), together with the World Bank hosted South Asia Water Initiative (SAWI), launched this Hydropower Sediment Management Knowledge Hub  to promote strategies and case studies for effective sediment management.

The objective of this knowledge-building project is to help hydropower developers and researchers to implement and refine sediment management strategies based on real-life industry experiences and practices. Find out more about the project

Learn more about IHA's sediment management work programme.

Latest news

16-19 September 2019: 14th International Symposium on River Sedimentation

1-6 September 2019: Event: the 38th IAHR World Congress

3-5 April 2019 - Event: SedNet 2019 Conference

4 January 2019 - Research prize competition on reservoir sediment removal

22 October 2018 - New case study: Japan - Dashidaira

21 August 2018 - New case study: Guatemala - El Canadá

13 April 2018 - New case study: Iceland - Hvammur

15 February 2018 - New case study: South Africa - Welbedacht

4 December 2017 - Knowledge hub launched on sediment management to extend life of reservoirs

Case studies

Browse the case studies using the map or list below. New case studies will be added periodically.

Learn more about sediment management strategies.