Africa 2019

Windhoek - Namibia

2-4 April 2019


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World Construction Forum 2019

Ljubljana, Slovenia

8-11 April 2019


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2019 USSD Conference and Exhibition

Chicago, Illinois -- Hilton Chicago Hotel

8-11 April 2019


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18 Deutsches Talsperrensymposium


8-10 May 2019


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ICOLD Ottawa 2019

87th Annual Meeting

Ottawa, Canada

9-14 June 2019


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15th ICOLD International
Benchmark Workshop on
Numerical Analysis of Dams

Milano, Italy

9-12 September 2019


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11th ICOLD European Club Symposium

Crete, Greece

2-4 October 2019


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Member Countries



Name of the Committee:



Quentin Shaw

Secretary General:

Dr Peter Pike

Address Committee:

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


+2782 809 5290

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