Hydrology and Reservoir Operation

The planning and development of projects in the water sector requires comprehensive information ideally based on reliable observation networks. We analyse meteorological and hydrological data and apply statistical methods and simulation models to derive streamflow hydrographs and flood discharges required for the design of dams and hydropower plants. Hydrographs include not only the assessment of the preceding data, but also the impact of future climate change on the particular project.

For construction management, we determine the most efficient river diversion scheme and model and supervise the reservoir impoundment process. We simulate and optimise reservoir operation for isolated reservoirs or integrated reservoirs systems, considering multiple objectives such as hydropower generation, irrigation demands, ecological needs, flood protection and sediment management.

Inflow forecast as well as advising and updating of operation rules complement our services covering the full range from initial studies to commercial operation.

Our Competencies:

  • Analysis of Hydrological and Meteorological Data
  • Generation and Forecast of Hydrographs
  • Climate Change Studies
  • Flood Frequency Analysis
  • River Diversion and Impounding
  • Reservoir Operation and Optimisation

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NEWS

September 21st, 2018

Start of construction for water tunnel in Sri Lanka

At the end of July, the groundbreaking ceremony was held for the construction of two water tunnels…

August 8th, 2018

Dam Complex of the Upper Atbara multi-purpose project – all power generating units in operation

The grid synchronisation of the last power generating unit of the hydropower plant of the Dam…

August 1st, 2018

Lahmeyer prepares master plan for water resources and hydropower development in Nepal

On 26 June, Lahmeyer International signed a contract for a major project in Nepal with the Water…

July 18th, 2018

Experiences and knowledge - New Lahmeyer Blog online

The new Lahmeyer Blog Website is online. More than 30 Lahmeyer employees are blogging about…

July 17th, 2018

Tractebel Activity Report presents cutting edge engineering solutions

The Tractebel Activity Report is available and highlights a selection of activities including…

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