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International Conference and Exhibition

at the Bordeaux Convention Centre, France


26 - 28 October 2015

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84th ICOLD Annual Meeting

Johannesburg, South Africa

15 to 20 May 2016


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Dams protected Columbia River from negative impacts of climate change

This is a study that anti-dam organizations won’t tell you about. Because it weakens most of their critics portraying dams as powerful agents of river destruction.

That study suggests on the contrary that large dams provide “ecological and engineering resilience” to climate change in the Columbia River basin.

The Canadian journal Atmosphere-Ocean1 published a special issue on the Columbia River Basin. One of the articles looked at the effects of climate warming on stream flow in the headwaters and downstream reaches of seven sub-basins of the Columbia River from 1950 to 2010. Climate change is widely expected to alter stream flow and potentially disrupt water management systems.


The Army Corps of Engineers Bonneville Dam contributed

to protect Columbia River from the effects of climate change


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3 new bulletins : 156-152 -149 are available

ICOLD released 3 new bulletins


Bulletins 156 (by the Committee on dams and floods)

Integrated flood risk management

Bulletin 152 (by the Committee on Cost of Savings in Dam Construction)

Cost of savings in dam construction

Bulletin 149 (by the Committee on the role of dams in the development and management of river basins)

Role of dams on the development and management of river basins. A general review.



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Role of dams on the development and management of rivers basins.
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Bulletin 152
Cost savings in specific dams
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156 New  
Bulletin 156
Integrated flood risk management
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