WE-ACT Webinar: Empowering Women in Water

9 February 2024, online webinar


This webinar isn’t just an event – it’s a platform for learning, sharing, and driving meaningful change. Whether you’re a professional in the field or simply passionate about sustainable water management, your participation is valuable.


What’s on the agenda? Insightful discussions led by esteemed professionals in science, policy, and industry. The goal is to foster a dynamic exchange of ideas, highlighting the pivotal contributions and unique challenges faced by women in water management.


Highlights of the Webinar:

  • Expert Insights: Gain perspectives from leaders making a real impact in the water sector.
  • Network Building: Connect with peers and industry trailblazers.
  • Collaborative Approaches: Discover and discuss innovative solutions to current and future water management challenges.


This webinar is strongly supported by Hydro4U.

Renpower Uzbekistan 2023: The path towards a new competitive power market

6 December 2023, Tashkent, Uzbekistan


This year, the Renpower Uzbekistan 2023 is dedicated to the just-energy transition with a special focus on accelerating investment and deployment of renewables in Uzbekistan.


This 4th annual edition will focus on the key topics related to the development of the renewable sector, namely the regulatory framework, current and future projects in power generation, technology solutions, electrical power infrastructure, energy storage, as well as on the financing of the sector.


The conversations will involve both public and private sector stakeholders. Hydro4U project coordinator Dipl. Ing. Bertalan Alapfy from the Technical University of Munich will contribute to the conference by presenting the EU-funded Hydro4U project in Session 2. He will join the panel of speakers online to share his views, expertise and projects on sustainable hydropower solutions, notably with the development of small scale hydropower in Central Asia, and Uzbekistan in particular.


Further information: Renpower Uzbekistan 2023 (euroconventionglobal.com)

International Conference in Kazakhstan

4 August 2023, Turkestan, Kazakhstan



On August 4, 2023, by invitation of the Academy of Agricultural Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan as well as the Governor Office of the Turkestan Province of Kazakhstan, Country Manager of International Water Management Institute (IWMI) Regional Representative Office for Central Asia, Mr. Oyture Anarbekov, as well as IWMI Central Asia’s project consultant Mr. Abdikhamid Urazkeldiyev participated and contributed to the International Conference: Improving the environmental situation in the region through the development of green spaces and issues of agricultural development.



For further information visit: В ТУРКЕСТАНЕ МЕЖДУНАРОДНЫЕ УЧЕНЫЕ ПРИНЯЛИ РЕЗОЛЮЦИЮ (www.gov.kz)

Symposium Wallgau 2023

28-30 Juni 2023, Wallgau, Germany



This year, the Hydro4U project coordination from the Technical University of Munich participated in the 2023 Hydraulic engineering symposium in Wallgau, Germany, jointly organised with the ETH Zurich and the Technical University of Graz. Thereby, a special session on the Hydro4U demo site in At-Bashi was held as well as articles published, focusing on the demo sites in At-Bashi and Badam.




For further information: Symposium Wallgau 2023 – Lehrstuhl für Wasserbau und Wasserwirtschaft (tum.de)

Picture credits: Antonia Dallmeier

ASIA 2023 / Hydro4U Special Session

14-16 March 2023, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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 this event.


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.


A major element of the ASIA 2023 event will be the Technical Exhibition, running for three days alongside the conference. The exhibition pavilions will be the main hub for business networking, between delegates and industry representatives who will be exhibiting their supplies and services.


In addition, there will be a Special Session on IEA activities and Hydro4U, promoting small hydro development in Central Asia, chaired by project partner Klaus Jorde, International Energy Agency. The content of this session will reflect the current activities of IEA Hydro, and Hydro4U project coordinator Bertalan Alapfy from the Technical University of Munich will host a session on the support of small hydro in Central Asia. A new element to the session will be papers on Hydro4U (see also Hydropower & Dams, Issue 5, 2022), in which IEA is involved.



Further information: Conference Themes | ASIA 2023 (hydropower-dams.com) and Conference programm: ASIA 2023

36th Congress of the International Society of Limnology

07-10 August 2022, Berlin, Germany


Central Asia features large-scale irrigated agriculture with a plethora of hydro-technical infrastructure and diversion schemes developed since the 1960ies. At the same time, it is regarded as a data-deficient region regarding freshwater biodiversity and biogeography.


To fill these knowledge gaps, the following study presents an in-depth analysis of human impacts and fish community status of a mountain river flowing from the northern slopes of the Alai and Turkestan ranges (Western Tyan-Shan) to the Ferghana valley. Here, Hydro4U partners present results from fish ecological surveys conducted 2021-2022 in the 112km long Shohimardon River, a transboundary river between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, within the framework of the Hydro4U project funded by the European Union.



Read more: SIL Congress Karimov et al. 2022

General Assembly 2022 of the European Geosciences Union (EGU)

 23–27 May 2022 in Vienna, Austria and online (hybrid event)


The General Assembly 2022 of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) is held at the Austria Center Vienna (ACV) in Vienna, Austria, and online from 23–27 May 2022.


The EGU General Assembly 2022 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world for one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career scientists, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience.


Hydro4U partner HSOL will give a short oral presentation on “Accountability and Transparency through Water-Energy-Food Nexus Accounting in Central Asia” (EGU22-7012) in Session HS5.1 “Water resources policy and management – managing trade-offs at the nexus between water, food, energy and the environment” (room 3.29/30) on Monday, 23 May 2022, 10:42 CEST. Read more about this contribution here.


Further information on the conference website: https://www.egu22.eu/

HyPeak webinar “Sustainable Hydropeaking Management”

30 March 2022, 17:00 – 18:00 CEST, online


The HyPeak research network is organising a webinar series around the topic of hydropeaking. The webinars will take place every second month to share relevant knowledge about hydropeaking issues and foster knowledge exchange and discussions. Attendance is free of charge.


Registration: Please register here at least one day before the webinar. (if you cannot register via the Google form, please send an email to hypeaknetwork@gmail.com)


The zoom-link to the webinar will be shared with you after your registration.


The 2nd webinar of this series will take place on 30 March 2022, 17:00 – 18:00 CEST.


The HyPeak network has been created to enrich international research initiatives and support hydropower planning and policy. In this webinar, discussions about emerging best management practise regarding hydropeaking mitigation in line with European policy guidelines are initiated.





Dr. Lorenzo Gorla (BAFU/Switzerland): “Hydropeaking mitigation and
management in Switzerland”, (20 min)


Katarina Vartia (SWAM/SE, WG ECOSTAT), Jeanne Boughaba (DG ENV/EU
COM) & Jo H. Halleraker (NTNU/NO, CIS ATG HYMO): “Required mitigation
measures to address hydropeaking in line with EU guidelines”, (20 min)


Moderator: Professor Ramon J. Batalla (Universitat de Lleida/ES)



Relevant links:


Further webinar dates


8th June 2022, 17:00 – 18:00 (CEST) – “Effects of Hydropeaking on bio-physical Processes”



About HyPeak


The HyPeak research network was established in 2020 to encourage integrated interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary knowledge to address the complex challenges of hydropeaking in a changing world with an increasing flexible energy demand. Hydro4U partner BOKU is a member of this network.


HyPeak’s vision is to bring together a reference group of experts to support evidence-based legislation at different levels (from national to international) and to enhance the value of the interaction between hydropeaking research and policy.


You will find more information about the HyPeak network on the follwing webpages, where also the presentations from the webinars will be uploaded:


Hydrology Day 2022

22-23 March 2022, Garching (Munich), Germany


On 22 and 23 March 2022, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) will jointly organise the Hydrology Day 2022 under the motto: “In Transition – Climate, Water and Society Processes – Methods – Communication”

Not least the extreme flood and drought events in Europe, but also the sixth assessment report of the IPCC have clearly shown us that water resources and social action are interdependent and influence each other. Under the guiding theme “Water and Society”, the following scientific questions will be addressed:

  • Modelling and prediction of extreme events
  • Non-stationary behaviour of hydrological processes
  • Water-Food-Energy Nexus


Further information: https://tdh2022.hydrologie.ed.tum.de/

Workshop on the assessments and benefits sharing in the context of the Water-Food-Energy-Climate NEXUS in Shakhimardan river basin

9 March 2022 in Ferghana, Uzbekistan (hybrid event)


A workshop on the assessments and benefits sharing in the context of the Water-Food-Energy-Climate NEXUS in Shakhimardan river basin will be held on March 09, 2022 in Ferghana city. The event is organised by the International Water Management Institute Office for Central Asia (One CGIAR), ‘UZBEKGIDROENERGO’ JSC, and ‘TIIAME’ NRU under  the Hydro4U project in order to discuss with local stakeholders about the importance of understanding the nexus between Water-Energy-Food and Climate with regard to the installation of Small Hydro Power (SHP).


Hydro4U partners will contribute to the workshop with the followig topcis:

Hydro4U project coordinator TUM will be contributing to the Welcome speech.

IWMI will present different approaches to assess and analyse the water-food energy-ecosystems nexus and the experience from their application as well as findings and lessons learned from river basin nexus assessments.

TIIAME NRU will do a presentation on the assessment of the anthropogenic impact of the Shakhimardansoy River on ecosystems within WEFE NEXUS.

Hydro4U project partner hydrosolutions Ltd will present an innovative, fact-based WEF Nexus monitoring system for small hydropower.


The wokshop will also give the opportunity to discuss with local stakeholders about different topics related to the nexus between Water-Energy-Food and Climate with regard to the installation of Small Hydro Power (SHP).