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World Register of Dams / Registre Mondial des Barrages

World Register of Dams / Registre Mondial des Barrages

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Bulletin 151

Tropical residual soils as dam foundation and fill material
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Bulletin 154

Dam safety management: Operational phase of the dam life cycle
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Bulletin 164

Internal Erosion of Existing Dams, Levees and Dikes, and their Foundations
Package Bulletins 2016

Package Bulletins 2016

Bulletins' Package: 2016

- Bulletin 146

- Bulletin 148

- Bulletin 157

- Bulletin 166

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Bulletin 168

Recommendations for Operation, Maintenance and Rehabilitation
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Bulletin Preprint - 175

Dam Safety Management: Pre- operational Phases of the Dam Life Cycle
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Bulletin Preprint - 176

Blockage of Spillways and Outlet Works
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Bulletin Preprint - 177

Roller-Compacted Concrete Dams
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Operation of Hydraulic Structures of Dams
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Asphalt Concrete Cores for Embankment Dams
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Dam Surveillance - Lessons learnt from case histories
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Events

ManagementofRiskInDam

Management of Risk in Dam Procurement

Sydney, Australia

1-2 August 2019

 

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Hydropower Europe Regional Workshops

Lulea University of Technology, Lulea, Sweden

28-29 August 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-European-Club-Symposium

11th ICOLD European Club Symposium

Crete, Greece

2-4 October 2019

 

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RCC_Dams_China_Nov19

8th International Symposium on RCC Dams

Kunming China

Nov.11th-12th 2019

 

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APG2019-Iran

5th Asian-Pacific Group symposium (APG 2019)

Tehran, Iran

9-13 December 2019

 

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88th ICOLD Annual Meeting

New Delhi, India

4 -10 April 2020

 

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2020-USSD

2020 USSD Conference and Exhibition

Denver, CO -- Hyatt Regency Denver Convention Center

20 - 24 April 2020

 

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Marseille-2021

ICOLD 27th Congress - 89th Annual Meeting

Marseille, France

5-11 June 2021

 

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Laos Dam failure

July 27, 2018
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 Press Release

 

Dam Failure in Laos

 

 

The International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) is following the situation very closely as information is just coming out about the collapse of the saddle dam at the Xe Pian Xe Namnoy Hydroelectric Dam, in Laos.

 

 

 

ICOLD newly elected President Michael Rogers made the following statement:

 

“Our deepest condolences go out to the people of Laos impacted by this tragedy, especially those families who have lost loved ones and/or their homes.

 

Dams are critical pieces of not only physical, but also socio-economic infrastructure that supply renewable power, storage for agricultural, industrial, municipal and community water supply. Like other large infrastructure in our societies, dams provide critical service, but also pose high risks that must be addressed during the planning, design and construction phases.   The precautionary principle of dams to prevent and/or mitigate adverse downstream safety consequences informs and is at the heart of the ICOLD Mission.

 

ICOLD has been working for 90 years to promote the safe and sustainable design and construction of dams.  As an organization of 100 nations committed to the safety of all dams around the world, ICOLD stands ready to assist and support the project owner and the national dam safety organization in Laos to assess the situation and work towards recovery.  Moving forward, it will be important to understand the full cause of this apparent failure so that important lessons may be shared with other nations and dam owners. This is the heart of ICOLD mission and the main reason why it was founded.  For example, during its recent Congress in Vienna (July 1-7 2018), ICOLD organized an important open workshop on the lessons learned from the Oroville Spillway Incident (USA, 2017).

 

Again, our heartfelt condolences go out to the thousands of persons downstream of this dam that have been impacted by this tragedy and ICOLD stands ready to support Laos in any way possible.”

 

 

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