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83rd ICOLD Annual Meeting and 25th Congress

June 2015

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Dam safety, maintenance & rehabilitation of dams in Southern Africa, Cape Town

1 to 3 September 2015


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13th ICOLD International Benchmark Workshop on Numerical Analysis of Dams


9 to 11 September 2015


at EPFL, Lausanne, in Switzerland


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THE 7th International Symposium on


Chengdu, China
Sept. 24th -25th, 2015


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International Conference and Exhibition
at the Bordeaux Convention Centre, France


26 - 28 October 2015

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The International Commission on Large Dams groups National Committees which are organized in countries wishing to become member. The Commission is directed by :


logo The General Assembly consisting of representatives from all the Member Countries and of the Officers of the Commission. The meeting is held during the Annual Meeting. Any independent country can become a "Member Country" and constitute a National Committee consisting of persons competent in the matters relating to dams. The General Assembly is in charge of resolving all questions concerning organisation and direction of studies, investigations and experiments, administration of all funds and properties, operation of the Central Office and any other relevant business of the Commission ; it shall approve the budget of receipts and expenditure, appoint and organise all Committees, and elect new Member Countries.
logo The Board consisting of the President, the six Vice Presidents, the Secretary-General and the Treasurer. Officers are elected by the Commission on a three-year mandate non-renewable except for Secretary-General and Treasurer.
logo The Central Office established in Paris and dealing with the business of the Commission. The Central Office is under the general direction of the President assisted by the Secretary General and Treasurer and the staff necessary for the efficient working of the Office.
logo The Technical Committees and Administrative and Special Committees appointed by the Commission. The official languages are French and English.


The Official documents (Constitution, By-Laws, Board,...) are in the "Institutional Files" part.


142 Bulletin 142
bulletin on safe passage of extreme floods
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143 Bulletin 143
Historical review on ancient Dams
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144 Bulletin 144
Cost savings in Dams
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153 Bulletin 153
Sustainable design and post-closure performance of tailings dams
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155 Bulletin 155
Guidelines for use of numerical models in dam engineering
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149 New Bulletin 149
Role of dams on the development and management of rivers basins.
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152 New Bulletin 152
Cost savings in specific dams
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Registre des Barrages
The WRD is the best available data basis on dams in the world and we are constantly striving to better it.
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156 New Bulletin 156
Integrated flood risk management
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24 New 24th Congress
Kyoto Congress 2012
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