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Publishing is one of the main activities of ICOLD. On this page, you can buy our many different publications.



A tool developed by the French Committee on Dams and Reservoirs (CFBR) allows to find the references of a Congress or Symposium article, a publication, a bulletin from keywords, author name, dam... This tool is available here (Excel file, with Macros, in an archive, to download, file from October 2023). To obtain a particular reference, please contact the ICOLD or your National Committee.


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This is the heart of ICOLD activity. On a single precise subject, our experts have met during 3 to 5 years and they produced a « state of the art » with recommendations for engineers from all over the world.


You can find ICOLD's Bulletins here


Congresses Proceedings

ICOLD Congresses (held every 3 years). 3/4 technical questions are selected and debated. The Proceedings include the academic communications and the ensuing discussions.

Congress proceedings over 6 years are free on cd-rom (for our members), except for shipping costs.


You can find ICOLD'S Congresses proceedings here



World Register of Dams

The world's best databasis on dams, established upon the national inventories sent by the member countries of ICOLD.


You can find ICOLD's  World Register of Dams here.


Symposium Proceedings

During annual meetings, the inviting country has the possibility to organize a symposium on a theme it choose. The proceedings of those symposiums include the academic communications presented within.


You can find ICOLD's Symposium Proceedings here



You can find here all ICOLD publications which do not enter into the above categories : dictionary, "Dams and the world water" pamphlet, etc.

Special Offers

Check out our special offers ! We offer regularly great discounts on some specific publications, two-for-ones or very interesting packages. Those offers are marked with the "promo" pictogram.


You can find our Special Offers here



You can find ICOLD's E-Dictionnary here