Publications

162

Bulletin 162

Mécanique des Fluides Environnementaux

178

Bulletin 178

Exploitation des structures hydrauliques de barrages
180

Bulletin 180

Surveillance des Barrages - Leçons tirées d'études de cas
27ème

Congrès 27ème

Marseille Juin 2022
World Register of Dams / Registre Mondial des Barrages

World Register of Dams / Registre Mondial des Barrages

Achat d'un accès de 3ans pour le Registre Mondial des Barrages (RMB).

 

Le RMB est la meilleure base de données répertoriant des barrages dans le monde et nous travaillons constamment à son amélioration

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Document de Synthèse

Document de Synthèse

Position Paper - Dam Safety and Earthquakes

Registre des barrages

La meilleure base de données mondiale sur les barrages, établie à partir des inventaires nationaux envoyés par les pays membres à la CIGB. Le Registre est mis à jour continuellement et comporte actuellement plus de 55 000 Barrages.

 

Événements

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Int'l Symposium sur la Sécurité des Barrages - Club INCA

Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

Du 21 au 23 mai 2024

 

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ICOLD Event

WEBINAIRE «DAMS AND DIGITALISATION: NUMERICAL MODELS AND BIM»

Webinaire en ligne

Mardi, 28 Mai 2024 11:00 UTC | 13:00 Heure d'été de l'Europe centrale

 

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12ème East Asian Dam Conference (EADC)

Nagoya, Japon

3 au 7 Juin 2024

 

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7thMeeting of the EWG

International Symposium on Dams and Earthquakes

Athène, Grèce

12 - 13 Septembre 2024

 

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ICOLD 2024

92ème Réunion Annuelle et Symposium Int'l

New Delhi, Inde

27 Sept. - 3 Octobre 2024

 

Voir le site web dédié

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HYDRO 2024 Secure technology for turbulent times

Messe Congress Graz (MCG), Autriche

18 au 20 Novembre 2024

 

Voir le site web dédié (en anglais seulement)

ICOLD Event

17e atelier international de référence de la CIGB sur l'analyse numérique des barrages

Sofia, Bulgarie

9 - 12 Avril 2025

 

Voir le site web dédié (en anglais)

ICOLD Event

28ème Congrès & 93ème Réunion Annuelle de la CIGB

Chengdu, Chine

10 Mai au 23 Mai 2025

 

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Dams' safety is at the very origin of the foundation of ICOLD

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In 1928, a number of countries recognized that feedback and experience play a vital part in project design and analysis of dams. The wider the experience base, the greater the benefit that can be drawn from it. They decided to join forces to form a worldwide association, ICOLD.


Taking only the approximately 36 000 large dams listed in the World Register of Dams there have been around 300 reported accidents.


Although the overall failure rate of dams is around 1%, a time-related analysis shows that this has been reduced by a factor of four or more over the last forty years. This improvement doubtlessly results from the appearance of, and improvements in certain investigation techniques, but it also arises from the wider dissemination of knowledge on risks, and this task in itself justifies the existence of ICOLD and favours the organisation’s growth and expansion to every country in the world.

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The most important ICOLD publication on accidents, in terms of its information interchange mission, was "Lessons from Dam Incidents (1973)".


Many more works have supplemented the inventory since that time, including ICOLD Bulletin No. 99 "Dam Failures - Statistical Analysis".

 

It identifies accidents and events by dam type and age and by cause of accident. It increases the designer’s awareness of the range of unforeseen factors with, to some extent, their likelihood, and the sequences of events that can lead to disaster.


Designing and building a dam is not a «once-and-for-all» exercise. The structure must be continually supervised and inspected throughout its whole life, to ensure that it remains in good health.

 

Most Frequent Causes of Dam Failures:

Overtopping of a dam is often a precursor of dam failure. Overtopping can be due to inadequate spillway design, debris blockage of spillways, or settlement of the dam crest


Foundation defects, including settlement and slope instability, are another cause of dam failures.


«Piping», that is internal erosion caused by seepage, is the third main cause. Seepage often occurs around hydraulic structures, such as pipes and spillways; through animal burrows; around roots of woody vegetation; and through cracks in dams, dam appurtenances, and dam foundations.


The other causes of dam failures include structural failure of the materials used in dam construction and inadequate maintenance.

 
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