Bulletin 162Environmental Fluid Mechanics
Bulletin 178Operation of Hydraulic Structures of Dams
Bulletin 180Dam Surveillance - Lessons learnt from case histories
27th CongressMarseille June 2022
World Register of Dams / Registre Mondial des Barrages
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Position PaperPosition Paper - Dam Safety and Earthquakes
Edinburgh International Congress Centre (EICC), Scotland
16-18 October 2023
ANCOLD Conference 2023
Cairns Convention Centre
24 - 27 October 2023
9th Int'l Symposium on RCC Dams and Cemented Material Dams
Guangzhou City, China
Dec.4th - 8th,2023
92nd Annual Meeting & Int'l Symposium
New Delhi, India
18 - 24 October 2024
The History of the World Register of Dams
The World Register of Dams (WRD) is a fizzy fountain of information for design, construction, scientifical work and statistical work and statistical evaluations. The last census includes more than 58.000 large dams according the definition of ICOLD (height at least of 15 m above the foundation or above 5 m with a capacity above 3 million of m3). For each dam more than 40 statistical information are given, amongst them geographical data, data of the dam, the spillway, the reservoir, the responsible as well as important environmental data…
It is worth to look back to the first attempts of creating a worldwide register of large dams corresponding to the ICOLD criteria of such dams.