- Management of Risk in Dam Procurement, Sydney, Australia 1-2 August 2019
- Hydropower Europe - Regional Workshops, 28-29 August, Lulea, Sweden
- ALPINE REGIONAL WORKSHOP EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland 11-12th September 2019
- 15th ICOLD Intl Benchmark Workshop on Numerical Analysis of Dams, Milano, Italy, 9-12 Sept. 2019
- MEDITERRANEAN REGIONAL WORKSHOP, Cultural Center of Chania, Chania, Greece, 30th September - 1st October 2019
- 11th ICOLD European Club Symposium in Greece, 2-4 October 2019
- 8th International Symposium on RCC Dams, 11-12 November 2019, Kunming China
- International Conference on Dam Safety Management and Engineering, Penang, Malaysia, 19 - 21 November 2019
- 5th Asian-Pacific Group symposium, on December 9-13, 2019, in Tehran, Iran
- 88th Annual Meeting of International Commission on Large Dams New Delhi, 4-10th April 2020
- 2020 USSD Conference and Exhibition, 20 - 24 April 2020
- ICOLD 27th Congress - 89th Annual Meeting - Marseille (France) - 5 to 11 June 2021
HYDROPOWER EUROPE is an EU-funded project that aims to create a Forum gathering all the hydropower stakeholders throughout Europe. The project is currently undertaking a consultation process directed at collecting inputs from such stakeholders, with the ultimate goal of achieving a Research and Innovation Agenda (RIA) and a Strategic Industry Roadmap (SIR) for the sector. A vital part of the consultation process will take place with the three one-and-a half day regional workshops organised to discuss regional issues and hydropower challenges in 3 different climatic regions, with the intervention of expert industry and high-level official speakers. During the events, groups of participants will also lay out analyses for hydropower-related statements and exchange their views on the 2 main documents (RIA, SIR).
- Nordic workshop: 28-29th August in Lulea, Sweden.
- Alpine workshop: 11-12th September in Lausanne, Switzerland.
- Mediterranean workshop: 30th September – 1st October in Chania, Greece.
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Numerical modelling has become the indispensable and powerful tool for design and safety assessment of dams. The tremendous development of computer hardware and software over the last decades has made it possible the present extraordinary development of computer-based methods.
The benchmark-workshops organized by the ICOLD Technical Committee A “Computational Aspects of Analysis and Design of Dams” since 1991 provide an excellent opportunity for engineers, researchers and operators to present and exchange their experiences and the latest developments related to the design, performance and monitoring of dams.
The ICOLD Technical Committee A and ITCOLD, the Italian National Committee on Large Dams, have the pleasure to announce the organization of the 15th Benchmark Workshop on Numerical Analysis of Dams to be held in Milano on 9th-11th September 2019.
The Workshop is co-organized with the Politecnico di Milano, that will host the event, and Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico - RSE.
Moreover, after the Workshop a short course on Modern Methods for Nonlinear Earthquake Response History Analysis of Concrete Dams will be given by Professor Anil K. Chopra (University of California, Berkeley) in collaboration with his research associates.
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Dear Colleagues and Friends
A two-days Seminar on FLOOD MANAGEMENT, SPILLWAY DESIGN AND PUBLIC SAFETY will be held just before the 11th ICOLD European Club Symposium, on Monday 30/9/2019 and Tuesday 1/10/2019.
High level international experts will lecture on the following topics:
- Design of Spillways – Selected topics of recent developments.
Instructor: Prof. Dr. Anton J. Schleiss, Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
- Flood forecasting, dam operation and public safety during floods.
Instructor: Dr. Bernard Joos, Stucky SA, Switzerland
- Rehabilitation, upgrading and maintenance of spillways.
Instructor: Dr. Denis Aelbrecht, Electricitè de France (EDF) – Hydro Engineering Center
- Flood hydrology - State of the art plus extreme events occurrence.
Instructor: Professor Demetris Koutsoyiannis, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
- Spillways and flood propagation.
Instructor: Assoc. Professor Panos Papanicolaou, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
The Seminar will be of great value and should be attended by owners and managers of dams and reservoirs, members of Dam Safety Organizations, scientists that are interested in research on flood management and dam safety and scientists involved in the design, construction and operation of reservoirs.
Further details can be found by clicking here.
The registration deadline is on 31st of May 2019.
Please click here to register.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Chania – Greece.
Chair of the 11th ICOLD European Club Symposium
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to the 8th International Symposium on RCC Dams
Nov.11th-12th, Kunming China
Chinese National Committee on Large Dams (CHINCOLD) and Spanish National Committee on Large Dams (SPANCOLD) have the honor to invite professionals to the 8th International Symposium on Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) Dams, which will be held on Nov. 11th-12th, 2019 in Kunming City, China, together with the CHINCOLD 2019 Annual Meeting.
RCC dams have the virtues of saving a great deal of concrete, building quickly, making project cost down and early bringing into playing project advantages and so on. Hence, the technique of constructing dams has been quickly spread and applied since it came out. Today there are more than 400 RCC dams in more than 40 countries. Great successful experiences and advanced technologies have been achieved. CHINCOLD and SPANCOLD have devoted to promote the technology from early 1990’s. The first Symposium on RCC dams was jointly organized by the two committees in 1991 in Beijing China, which was a success start of the series of RCC Symposiums.
Following those successful and fruitful Symposiums held in Beijing (China) in 1991, Santander (Spain) in 1995, Chengdu (China) in 1999, Madrid (Spain) in 2003, Zaragoza (Spain) in 2012 and Chengdu (China) in 2015, the coming one jointly organized by CHINCOLD and SPANCOLD, will continue to contribute significantly to the knowledge and application of RCC technology with a wide range of contents and international scope. The Symposium will serve as a perfect venue for practitioners, engineers, researchers, scientists, managers and decision makers from all over the world to exchange ideas and technology about the latest developments dealing with RCC dams.
Beside international best practice, the participants will also have the occasion to visit some famous RCC dams in China in operation or under construction, such as Huangdeng RCC Gravity Dam (H=203m), Jin’anqiao RCC Gravity Dam (H=160m), Dachaoshan RCC Gravity Dam (H=115m), Dahuaqiao RCC Gravity Dam (H=107m) and etc. Also a technical exhibition for enterprises related to hydropower and dams will be held during the Symposium.
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CALL FOR PAPERS
We are soliciting original papers describing the state-of-the-art research and development inclusive (but are not limited to) of the following technical areas:
The peer-reviewed and presented papers will be published in the ICDSME2019 Conference Proceedings (digital) and selected articles will be published in SCOPUS/ISI indexed journal.
Please visit our website http://icdsme2019.mycold.mncold.org.my/ for updates, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. Kindly forward this announcement to your colleagues and accept our utmost appreciation for your assistance in this matter. More details are in the attached ‘Call for paper’ brochure. If you are interested you may see our MYCOLD activities in our e-Bulletin(Q1) and e-Bulletin(Q2)
We look forward to hearing from you soon.
?Datin Prof Ir Dr. Lariyah Mohd Sidek
Professor, Dam Safety Chair
Institute of Energy Infrastructure (IEI)
Universiti Tenaga Nasional (The National Energy University)
Jalan IKRAM-UNITEN, 43000, Selangor, MALAYSIA
Tel : +603 8928 7289; Fax : +603 8921 2115; HP : +6019 2780324
Protem President, Malaysian National Committee on Large Dams (MYCOLD)
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5th Asian-Pacific Group Symposium, on December 9-13, 2019, in Tehran, Iran
Invitation from the Vice President of ICOLD, President of IRCOLD and Chairman of APG 2019
As the President of Iranian Committee on Large Dams (IRCOLD) who is the host organization, I am so delighted to welcome all participants of the 5th Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Water and Dams (APG 2019) on December 10-11, 2019, to Tehran, IRAN. This is an excellent opportunity for IRAN to host this international scientific event and we are happy to have distinguished scientists, engineers and other professionals involved in the dam and water industries here in Tehran. Hope the Symposium and your visit to Tehran would be beyond your expectations and a most pleasant one.
Symposium will start with pre-study tours and then technical sessions and will be followed by workshops and post-study tours. The workshops will provide an international forum for the academics from universities and institutes, principal investigators from industries, and practicing engineers from private and public firms to present and discuss their up-to-date reviews of recent accomplishments and the future trends in the field of dam and water engineering. The symposium not only serves as an excellent arena for sharing and exchanging the latest developments and experiences related to design, performance, rehabilitation and environmental aspects of dams, but also acts as a catalyst to bring delegates from many different parts of the world to stimulate interest, encourage cooperation, results in new friendships and renew existing ones.
Away from the technical program of the symposium, we hope you will enjoy the social occasions and cultural events in Tehran: Opening Ceremony, Welcome Reception, City Tours, Banquet.
I believe that APG 2019 will have an impact on the development of dam and water engineering, and will also provide a forum for discussion, sharing knowledge and experiences, innovative ideas, research results and will foster collaborations amongst the participants.
I hope you accept my sincere invitation and contribute in establishing an informative, successful and productive symposium and help us achieve our goals. I am extremely sure that your kind contribution will promote and enhance the level of the symposium.
As I wish you a productive and rewarding meeting, I welcome you once again on behalf of Iranian Committee on Large Dams (IRCOLD). We look forward to seeing you in the friendly and safe city of Tehran for APG 2019 along with your colleagues, family and friends and hope you enjoy the hospitality and culture of beautiful IRAN during your stay. The Organizing Committee promises an exciting and excellent International Symposium.
Dr. Ali Noorzad
Vice President of ICOLD
President of IRCOLD
Chairman of APG 2019
Find the brochure here
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Welcome to the 88thAnnual Meeting of International Commission on Large Dams
New Delhi, 4-10th April 2020
The INCOLD is proud to host the 88th Annual Meeting of the International Commission on Large Dams in India’s capital city, New Delhi. INCOLD has a long tradition of collaboration with other National Committees of ICOLD and participation in the development of large Dams as well as leading guidance for engineers and other professionals.
All the engineers and other professionals contribute their expertise to develop large dams for irrigation and other multipurpose uses along with power generation with eco-friendly measures. India is 3rd in terms of number of large dams after USA and China. In terms of irrigation India ranks 2nd worldwide having largest irrigated land area. The ground system is the largest, covering – 160 million ha of cultivated land in India with 39 million ha irrigated by ground water, 22 million ha by irrigated canals. About two third of cultivation in India is still depending on monsoon. India is the 7th largest producer of hydroelectric power in the world. As on 31.12.2018, India’s installed utility-scale hydroelectric capacity is 45,399 MW or 13.10 % of its total utility power generation capacity.
India’s state- of- art technology being illustrated by constructing large dams like Bhakra, Tehri, Sardarsorvar and many more mega projects.
The Participation in ICOLD 2020 shall encourage the Indian experts as well as global experts from Dam industry to share their experiences among similar community. This event will provide an excellent opportunity to know recent trends in Dam industry.
Initial Bulletin can be downloaded here
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Join us in Denver, Colorado, April 20-24 for the 2020 USSD Annual Conference and Exhibition. Be a part of this premier technical event for dam and levee professionals. Learn from industry experts, gain expertise, share experiences, connect with colleagues, build new relationships, and collaborate with other world-class professionals dedicated to advancing the role of dam and levee systems in society. Come to the Mile High City; ELEVATE your game.
CALL FOR PAPERS
All professionals involved in dams, levees, and water resources engineering are invited to submit abstracts. Abstract submissions must be for proposed papers or expanded abstracts that are original and have not been published or accepted in a journal or conference proceedings, nor presented at another conference. Submissions must not be concurrently under consideration for publication or presentation elsewhere. Authors are invited to submit initial abstracts (300-word limit, no title nor author names) describing research or experience relating to the topics addressed by USSD Technical Committees, as listed below.
If accepted, all presenters must prepare either a full paper (10-15 pages) OR an expanded abstract (2-5 pages), which will be included in the electronic conference proceedings. Guidelines for preparing full papers or expanded abstracts will be provided upon acceptance. Abstracts will be selected by members of the Technical Program Planning Committee based on scientific/engineering merit, relevance, and overall quality. Due to time and space constraints, it is possible that not all submissions will be selected for the Conference. Please do not submit an abstract unless the following two conditions can be met:
1. You have approval from your employer and/or client to present this topic.
2. The work/results discussed in your paper/presentation will be substantially complete by the final submission deadline of March 20, 2020.
Following acceptance, authors must return a commitment form confirming their intention to participate in the conference and granting USSD permission to publish and distribute their paper/expanded abstract and presentation.
All authors and presenters are expected to attend the Conference and pay the discounted registration fee for authors and presenters.
Young Professionals (age 35 and under) are encouraged to submit abstracts, and will receive a reduced conference registration fee.
Submit abstracts by July 8 here:
•Advocacy and Public Awareness
• Concrete Dams
• Construction and Rehabilitation
• Dam Decommissioning
• Dam Safety
• Embankment Dams
• Environment and Sustainability
• Hydraulics and Hydrology
• Monitoring of Dams and their Foundations
• Public Safety, Security and Emergency Management for Dams
• Tailings Dams
• Other Contemporary Issues
CALL FOR PAPERS SCHEDULE
Abstracts Due: July 8, 2019
Authors notified: September 16, 2019
Drafts Due: November 29, 2019
Review Comments Due: January 7, 2020
Final Papers Due: March 20, 2020
If you are interested in coordinating a specialty track on a specific topic, please send a message to 2020Conference@USSDams.org. Specialty tracks will run concurrently with other tracks in the technical program. Abstracts will need to be submitted in Catalyst (see link above) for each presentation proposed for a specialty track.
CALL FOR WORKSHOPS
Several workshops, organized by USSD Technical Committees, will be held during the conference. USSD Technical Committees are invited to submit workshop proposals to 2020Conference@USSDams.org.
CALL FOR MODERATORS
Conference moderators are needed to review draft papers and moderate technical sessions during the conference. Two moderators will be assigned to each technical session.
Moderators will be expected to:
- Review draft papers
- Collect draft and final PowerPoint presentations on your computer
- Moderate a technical session during the conference
If you are interested in serving as a moderator, email 2020Conference@USSDams.org.
Conference activities will take place at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center. All sessions and the exhibition will take place in the hotel. The hotel is centrally located in the heart of Denver’s restaurant and entertainment district. Hotel reservations at the group rate can be made beginning in October via this website.
TECHNICAL PROGRAM CHAIR
Elena Sossenkina, HDR 2020Conference@USSDams.org
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