World Register of Dams / Registre Mondial des Barrages

World Register of Dams / Registre Mondial des Barrages

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Bulletin 151

Tropical residual soils as dam foundation and fill material

Bulletin 154

Dam safety management: Operational phase of the dam life cycle

Bulletin 164

Internal Erosion of Existing Dams, Levees and Dikes, and their Foundations
Package Bulletins 2016

Package Bulletins 2016

Bulletins' Package: 2016

- Bulletin 146

- Bulletin 148

- Bulletin 157

- Bulletin 166

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Bulletin 168

Recommendations for Operation, Maintenance and Rehabilitation
Preprint - 172

Bulletin Preprint - 172

Technical Advancements in Spillway Design - Progress and Innovations from 1985 to 2015

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Preprint - 173

Bulletin Preprint - 173

Integrated Operation of Hydropower Stations and Reservoirs
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Preprint - 174

Bulletin Preprint - 174

Action Plan on Capacity Building
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ICOLD _Event

14th International Benchmark Workshop on Numerical Analysis of Dams

Stockholm, Sweden

6 - 8 September 2017


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LTBD 2017 in Tehran

"Long-Term Behavior and Environmentally Friendly Rehabilitation Technologies of Dams (LTBD 2017)"


17 – 19 October 2017

Tehran, IRAN


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ICOLD _Event

26th Congress & 86th ICOLD Annual Meeting

Vienna, Austria

1 - 7 July 2018


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79th Annual Meeting, 29 May-3 June 2011, Lucerne (Switzerland)

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The 79th Annual Meeting is organized by the Swiss Committee on Dams (SwissCoD) on behalf of the International

Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD). It is supported by the two Federal Institutes of Technology, ETH Zurich and EPFL Lausanne, by the Federal Offi ce for Energy (BFE) as well as by other partners and several sponsors from the energy branch, the construction and engineering services and the insurances. Their contribution is highly appreciated




Welcome to Switzerland, where mountain magic meets hospitality and tradition

From a country of peasants and artisans Switzerland managed to become in the last century an industrialized nation with a high standard of living. Land of mountains, rivers and lakes, but with no source of mineral fuel, Switzerland had to rely on hydraulic resources to produce a large part of the energy required for its development. Reservoirs were created as early as 100 years ago in the Alps, some of them impounded by very large dams. Headrace galleries and penstocks were built under diffi cult conditions to bring the precious source of energy to powerhouses. Nowadays many of these reservoirs add to the natural beauty of the Alps by refl ecting mountain pastures and peaks in their crystal blue water.

Although Switzerland participated in the foundation of ICOLD in 1928, it was only 20 years later that the Swiss Committee on Dams was founded. With nearly 250 members, authorities, companies and individuals, representing all branches involved in regulation, design, construction, operation and rehabilitation of dams, the committee plays a signifi cant role in the dam industry, not only in Switzerland, but also abroad.

Visiting Switzerland is an unique experience for everyone while offering a great variety of activities as sailing or swimming on natural lakes, hiking in the country or in the mountains, visiting historical cities or typical market towns, driving a car or riding on a train of one of the best transportation network in Europe. A country of culture and education, Switzerland is also proud of its long democratic and humanitarian traditions.

The Swiss Committee on Dams is pleased to be your host for the 79th Annual Meeting of ICOLD.


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