Int'l Symposium on Safety on Dams - INCA Club - Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, May 21 - 23, 2024

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Join your colleagues for an event focused on comparing best practices in dam safety and engineering across countries in the western hemisphere. This will be a 3-day event that will be a combination of technical presentations, site tours, exhibits, networking, and camaraderie.


Preliminary Agenda 

Tuesday, May 21 Sessions 8 am-5 pm, 7 pm Dinner 

Wednesday, May 22 Sessions 8 am-5 pm, 7 pm Dinner 

Thursday, May 23 Field Trip 

Simultaneous English-Spanish translation will be available


Preliminary Topics 

  • Dam Safety Management Systems 
  • Risk Analysis/Failure Modes 
  • EAPs and Early Warning Systems 
  • Incidents and Lessons Learned 
  • Reservoir Sedimentation 
  • Puerto Rican Issues



Location- Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort 

Group Rate: $200.00 per night (single or double) Rates available 3 days prior and post event 

There is no contracted government rate however we have negotiated to have the Resort fee, $44/per room per night, waived.

Book Reservations: Online: 

By Phone: 800-474-6627 (Please reference International Symposium on Safety of Dams when calling)

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Webinar «Dams and digitalisation: Numerical models and BIM» - 28 May 11:00 UTC | 13:00 Central Europe Summer Time

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12th East Asian Dam Conference (EADC) - 3rd to 7th June 2024, Nagoya, Japan

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On February 27, I took office as President of the Japan Commission on Large Dams. Like my predecessor, I look forward to working with you.

Again, today, I would like to express my great pleasure at the fact that the Japan Commission on Large Dams will host the 12th East Asian Dam Conference (EADC) in Japan. The first conference was held in Xi’an, China, in 2004, followed by Yokohama, Japan, and then Daejeon, Korea, and this will be the last conference in the fourth round. Over the past 20 years, knowledge on dams and reservoirs in the East Asia region has been shared by more than 2,500 participants and through more than 400 papers.

Meanwhile, global warming has further advanced over this time, with increasing natural disasters causing tremendous damage in many countries around the world. Specifically, the localization of rainfall has led to floods caused by torrential rain and, on the other side of the balance, droughts caused by low rainfall, and damages caused by this have been reported in many countries around the world. To deal with these issues, we need measures addressing the fundamental cause, such as controlling the temperature rise by decarbonization, and measures addressing the symptoms, such as flattening the peaks in rainfall surface water runoff. Dams and reservoirs are expected to play a very important role in both.

The theme of this EADC symposium, “Sustainable Development and Management of Dams and Reservoirs for Future Generations”, was chosen in the light of this background. We also called for papers on the following five sub-themes:

1. Management of Reservoirs and Sediment in the Era of Climate Change
2. Dam Safety Assessment and Surveillance
3. New Technologies and Digital Transformation of Construction and Management for Dams
4. Environment and Biodiversity of Dams and Reservoirs
5. Promoting Renewable Energy with Dams


The organizing committee of the 12th EADC evaluated the content of the submitted papers and accepted 56 papers from 11 countries. The symposium will be held over two days. In addition to the presentation of accepted papers, it will include presentations on recent topics related to dams and reservoirs from the three EADC countries. Moreover, the former President of ICOLD, Professor Schleiss (Professor Emeritus, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) will deliver a keynote speech, and Professor Hiroki (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies) will deliver a special lecture on the activities of the United Nations.

Further, over two days and with the full support of the Chubu Regional Development Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, participants in the technical tour will visit the Shin-Maruyama Dam, where construction works are under way, and the existing Koshibu Dam. At the Shin-Maruyama Dam, we will observe the construction works for increasing the dam height to enhance flood control and power generation. At the Koshibu Dam, we will observe the operation of a sediment bypass tunnel for preventing sedimentation in the reservoir.

Please note that we are making every effort to conduct the conference in an eco-friendly manner. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and ask for your understanding.

When the event is held, Japan will be in early summer. We look forward to welcoming you in Nagoya, an area of fresh greenery.

Hideki HIRAI
President, Japan Commission on Large Dams


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International Symposium on Dams and Earthquakes, 7th EWG Meeting - 12,13 Sept. 2024; Athens, Greece

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VeylonDear members of EWG Dams and Earthquakes,
Dear colleagues,

As Chairman of the European Working Group, I am pleased to invite you to the 7th EWG meeting, which this time takes the form of an international symposium. The three previous symposia, held in Saint-Malo (France), Rome (Italy) and Lisbon (Portugal), were great successes on the scientific, technical and human aspects. They brought the research and engineering communities closer together, and contributed to a better understanding of seismic risk and the emergence of safer seismic design methods and practices. While the work of the EWG has been able to continue in a remote form, this symposium will be the first post-COVID event to bring us together in the true sense of the word.

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the Greek Committee on Large Dams for agreeing to organize this symposium in this magnificent city of Athens. I would also like to highlight the work of the Scientific Committee, which has developed the symposium program around the following themes:


  •  Earthquake hazard parameters (e.g., ground motion, surface fault movements) for dam safety evaluation
  •  Measurement of seismic and post-seismic response of concrete and embankment/tailings dams
  •  Experimental behavior and modeling of dam materials under cyclic loading
  •  Seismic performance of concrete dams and their impacted area. Case histories, analysis & validation, design
  •  Seismic performance of embankment/tailings dams and their impacted area. Case histories, analysis & validation, design
  •  Earthquake safety evaluation of safety-critical dam elements (e.g. spillways, low-level outlets)

More than ever, hydraulic structures are critical infrastructures for our societies. It is our duty to do our utmost to ensure the safety of our fellow citizens in the face of the threat of natural hazards. This symposium gives us a unique opportunity to bring our community together to share our experience and practices in the field of earthquake engineering applied to dams. I am convinced that this symposium will provide all those present with the opportunity for fruitful scientific and technical discussions that will contribute to the advancement of European dam engineering.

I look forward to seeing many of you in Athens in September 2024.

Please accept my warmest and most sincere greetings.

Guillaume Veylon


DDakoulasear colleagues,

On behalf of the Greek Committee on Large Dams, it is our utmost pleasure to extend a warm invitation to you for the forthcoming International Symposium on Dams and Earthquakes, to be held in Athens, from September 12th to 13th, 2024. The symposium stands as a significant opportunity to convene a diverse array of international experts in dam design and earthquake engineering. Our aim is to foster a dynamic exchange of innovative ideas, experiences, and research findings, all geared towards advancing the seismic safety of dams worldwide.

Located in the heart of Greece, Athens prides on its rich history and culture spanning over 5000 years. From its iconic archaeological sites to its world-renowned museums and vibrant art galleries, Athens offers an unparalleled blend of ancient grandeur and contemporary charm. We are confident that your time here will be enriched by exploring its myriad attractions alongside friends and colleagues.

We trust that the International Symposium will prove to be an intellectually stimulating and rewarding experience, complemented by the enriching backdrop of Athens' cultural tapestry.

We eagerly anticipate your participation and look forward to extending our heartfelt welcome to you in Athens.

Warm regards,
Panos Dakoulas, GCOLD



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92nd Annual Meeting & Int'l Symposium - 27th Sept. - 3 Oct. 2024, New Delhi, India

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92nd ICOLD Annual Meeting & International Symposium on "Dams for People, Water, Environment and Development"


New Delhi, India

! New Dates ! 27 Sept. - 3 October, 2024



Dear Colleagues and Friends of ICOLD,


I am thrilled to extend a heartfelt invitation on behalf of the International Commission of Large Dams (ICOLD) to our esteemed 106 National Committees.


It is with great pleasure that we invite you to send delegates and accompanying persons to the highly anticipated 92nd Annual Meeting of ICOLD, scheduled to take place in the vibrant capital city of India, New Delhi, from 27 Sept. to 3 Oct., 2024.


New Delhi offers a captivating opportunity to immerse yourself in the country's rich culture, heritage, and warm hospitality. As a hub of ideas and innovation, the city provides the perfect backdrop for this event, bringing together experts & professionals from around the world. Furthermore, October in India presents delightful weather conditions, setting the stage for an enjoyable and unforgettable experience. The diligent National Committee of India (INCOLD) will be hosting the 92nd Annual Meeting and International Symposium of ICOLD, offering an exceptional program in a captivating setting.


Building upon the successes of previous gatherings organized by INCOLD, including Congresses in 1951 and 1979, as well as the Annual Meeting in 1998, we eagerly anticipate a remarkable and unforgettable ICOLD 2024 92nd Annual Meeting and International Symposium.


The theme of the ICOLD 2024 International Symposium is "Dams for People, Water, Environment & Development," emphasizing the critical role of dams in sustainable development and environmental protection. The event will feature a diverse range of technical sessions, plenary talks, and panel discussions, providing an excellent platform for participants to share experiences, insights, and best practices while fostering mutual learning.


Alongside the technical program, there will be ample opportunities for networking and socializing, including cultural events, technical tours, and social activities, enabling you to immerse yourself in the local culture and experience the warm hospitality of the host country. India holds a prominent position as a strong and longstanding member of ICOLD, boasting an impressive track record of over 5264 dams, with approximately 437 dams currently under construction. The nation stands as a global leader in the development of vital water infrastructure, spearheading significant projects such as the Bhakhra, Koldam, Tehri Dam, Bichom Dam and Subansiri Lower projects, as well as the World Bank-supported Dam Rehabilitation Improvement Projects. These modern water infrastructure endeavors, supported by INCOLD, have made substantial contributions to the sustainable growth of India's agriculture, water supply, and power sectors, effectively meeting the escalating demands of a dynamic nation.


With utmost confidence, we assure you that the 2024 Congress will be a resounding success. We encourage you to mark your calendars and join us in New Delhi, India, in October 2024. I am looking forward to your presence at this prestigious event.


Yours sincerely,



Michel Lino

President of ICOLD




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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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Hydro 2024


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17th ICOLD International Benchmark Workshop on Numerical Analysis of Dams 9th - 12th April 2025 Sofia, Bulgaria

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17th ICOLD International Benchmark Workshop on Numerical Analysis of Dams

Sofia, Bulgaria

9th - 12th April 2025





The 17th ICOLD Benchmark Workshop on Numerical Analysis of Dams will be held in the city of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.


General Organizer

ICOLD Technical Committee A on “Computational Aspects of Analysis and Design of Dams”

Chairman MAZZA’, Guido Italy

Vice-Chairman ZENZ, Gerald Austria


Benchmark topics

Theme A:

Three-dimensional seismic analysis of Tsankov Kamak Dam (double curvature arch dam). Formulators: UACEG (Bulgaria); RSE (Italy)

Theme B: Simulation of the transient first impoundment of Plovdivtsi embankment dam. Formulators: UACEG (Bulgaria); Stucky (Switzerland)

Theme C: Behaviour of a 210m high CFRD – calibration and prediction. Formulators: Artelia (France) Open Theme: Papers related to numerical modelling of dams and/or appurtenant structures.



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ICOLD 28th Congress & 93rd Annual Meeting in Chengdu, China, from 10 May to 23 May 2025

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ICOLD 28th Congress & 93rd Annual Meeting in Chengdu, China, from 10 May to 23 May 2025









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Initial Bulletin will be ready very soon.


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