A watter turbine is a rotary machine that converts kinetic energy an potential energy o watter intae mechanical work.

Kaplan turbine an electric generator cut-away view.

Watter turbines war developed in the 19t century an war widely uised for industrial power prior tae electrical grids. Nou thay are maistly uised tae drive electric generators. Watter turbines are maistly foond in dams tae generate electric power frae watter kinetic energy.