Bluepoint Brussels

16th April 2024


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Solar Hydro 2024,

Antipolis Congress Centre Antibes-Juan Les Pins, France

22 and 23 April, 2024


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Baghdad Conference Logo

4th Baghdad International Water Conference


27 - 29 April 2024


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Int'l Symposium on Safety on Dams - INCA Club

Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

May 21 - 23, 2024


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12th East Asian Dam Conference (EADC)

Nagoya, Japan

3rd to 7th June 2024


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ICOLD 2024

92nd Annual Meeting & Int'l Symposium

New Delhi, India

27 Sept. - 3 Oct. 2024


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HYDRO 2024 Secure technology for turbulent times

Messe Congress Graz (MCG), Austria

18 to 20 November 2024


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17th ICOLD International Benchmark Workshop on Numerical Analysis of Dams

Sofia, Bulgaria

9th - 12th April 2025


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28th ICOLD Congress & 93rd Annual Meeting

Chengdu, China

10 May to 23rd May 2025


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Member Countries



Name of the Committee:



Henry-John Wright

Secretary General:

Mr Leon Furstenburg

Address Committee:

PostNet Suite #498 Private Bag X025 Lynnwood Ridge PRETORIA South Africa 0040


2783 283 1602/+2778 889 8925

Some words on the country and the Committee:

The South African National Committee on Large Dams (SANCOLD) changed its governance structure in September 2008 to be more democratic and representative of the broader dam industry. SANCOLD deals with both “large” and “small” dams.

Two membership categories are now available namely:
  • Corporate membership
  • Individual membership.

The revised mission of SANCOLD is to:
  • Create and promote an awareness and understanding amongst South Africans of the role of dams in the beneficial and sustainable development of South Africa’s water resources;
  • Advance the knowledge and skills relating to the science and art of planning, design, construction, management, operation, maintenance, rehabilitation and decommissioning of dams amongst its members in a safe, financially sound, ecologically and socially sustainable manner;
  • Provide a democratically elected national committee in South Africa to represent South Africa on the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD);
  • Provide forums for local interaction between interested participants in the dam industry; and
  • Engage with other African countries in support of initiatives such as those of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) as well as those of ICOLD.

The new Constitution of SANCOLD is available on the SANCOLD website. The website contains a lot of information about SANCOLD and ICOLD as well as information relating to dams. SANCOLD also issues a newsletter (SANCOLD News) to members at least once per month which contains useful information for those involved in the dam industry. These newsletters are also placed on the website.

SANCOLD holds an Annual Event (normally towards the end of the year) in the form of courses/ symposia or conferences and site visits to dams in addition to the Annual General Meeting. Details are provided on the SANCOLD website.

For further details of the new SANCOLD and the forthcoming conference please visit the SANCOLD website at Postal address: PostNet Suite #498 Private Bag X025 Lynnwood Ridge Pretoria 0040 Republic of South Africa


Admin Secretary: Mrs Chikondi Gurira