- Meeting or Conference
- International Journal on Hydropower and Dams, the
- 11-13 Mar 2014
- Sri Lanka (Colombo)
Aqua~Media International is pleased to announce that the vibrant city of Colombo, Sri Lanka, has been selected as the venue for ASIA 2014 the Fifth International Conference on Water Resources and Hydropower Development in Asia.
The idyllic island of Sri Lanka has a long history of water resources development, since the first dams were constructed as far back as 600 BC. The country now has about 60 large and 200 medium-scale dams in operation, and some 12 000 small ones serving rural areas. Several important projects are under construction or planned for implementation soon.
The ASIA 2014 conference and exhibition will bring together experts in all the disciplines associated with planning, financing, implementing, operating and refurbishing dams, hydro plants, and other renewable energy systems. Delegations from more than 60 countries are expected to attend, and will exchange knowledge and experience on a broad range of topics of particular relevance to the Asian countries, such as policy and planning, project finance, design and construction of water infrastructure, flood mitigation and management, sedimentation management, hydro plant design, safety, small and large hydro, pumped storage, power trading and climate change adaptation.
ASIA 2014 will include presentations and discussions on the opportunities, development targets, accomplishments and challenges of countries in the Asian region.
Many sessions will begin with keynote addresses: eminent world experts from the public and private sectors will share their views on key topics of relevance to the region. Workshops and roundtable events will provide an opportunity for some specialized topics to be explored in greater depth than would be possible in traditional conference sessions.
Conference themes include, but are not limited to:
- Country overviews of potential and plans
- Development opportunities and incentives for investment
- Assessing and mitigating risks
- Risk mitigation and management
- Flood forecasting and management
- Hydrological modelling
- Climate change adaptation
- Flood discharge works
- The role of water infrastructure and storage
- Dam design and safety
- Climate Change, Risk Identification & Assessment, Economics of DRR, Water, Disaster Risk Management
- Sri Lanka