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International Conference

Hydropower: A Vital Source of Sustainable Energy for Pakistan

December 19-20, 2017



The CEWRE was established with the objectives of high level goal oriented teaching and research in water resources sector in the country. These objectives are being achieved by imparting post graduate degrees, conducting specialized research, dissemination of the knowledge through short courses, seminars, workshops etc. Centre provides the healthy research facilities to the students as well as faculty. Many national and international organizations collaborate with Centre to carryout research activities in term of financing, data collection, analysis and finalization of research reports. CEWRE is organizing a International Conference on Hydropower: A vital source of sustainable energy for Pakistan from December 19-20,2017 keeping in view its increasing importance.

Background and Objectives

Hydropower is clean renewable energy source that doesn’t pollute environment. It is very efficient energy source because some very efficient energy sources because some turbines can achieve efficiency of 95% and more. It provides about 20 % of the world's electricity and is the main energy source for more than 30 countries. Hydropower's advantage over other renewable energy sources is the fact that average rainfall is highly predictable and therefore output is reliable and river flow doesn't fluctuate from minute to minute like is the case with wind energy.

The conference will provide a great opportunity for scientists, engineers, water managers and professionals from education, research, government and private sectors consulting establishments to come together to express their opinions and interests. We expect to attract a wide international audience to attend the conference.

Hydropower Projects in Pakistan

Tarbela Dam  is an earth fill dam located on the Indus River in Pakistan. It is the largest earth-filled dam in the world and fifth-largest by structural volume. The dam is 485 feet (148 m) high above the riverbed. The dam forms the Tarbela Reservoir, with a surface area of approximately 250 square kilometers (97 sq mi).The primary use of the dam is for electricity generation, the installed capacity of the 3,478 MW .Tarbela hydroelectric power stations will increase to 6,298MW after completion of the ongoing fourth extension and the planned fifth extension.


Mangla Dam is a multipurpose dam located on the Jhelum River in Pakistan. It is the 7th largest dam in the world.The Mangla Dam components include a reservoir, main embankment, intake embankment, main spillway, emergency spillway, intake structures, 5 tunnels and a power station. The water to the power house is supplied through five steel-lined tunnels of 30/26 feet diameter. Each tunnel is designed to feed two generating units. There are ten vertical Francis type turbines in the power house. Each of these turbines has an output of 100 MW with a rated head of 295 feet of water.



2017 Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Engineering