Webinar: South Asian Hydropower in the Era of Climate Change

Australian Water School and Asia Foundation Hydropower

Target Audience

Water managers


This webinar looks at the countries of South Asia and the simultaneous challenges of mitigating carbon emissions and adapting to the effects of climate change. We will discuss how hydropower and dams are likely to be deployed as instruments that allow states to generate non-fossil fuel power and, theoretically, tackle temperature and precipitation variability through flood control and water storage. Existing hydropower might also be repurposed to meet peak demand in an Indian power sector that is fast embracing renewable energy. These new roles will be challenged by long-standing problems with dam-building in the region – cost overruns, environmental issues and social contentions.

Learning Objectives

Discuss new roles that hydropower and dams beginning to occupy in South Asia.


Australian Water School