World Register of Dams / Registre Mondial des Barrages
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The WRD is the best available data basis on dams in the world and we are constantly striving to better it.
Bulletin 151Tropical residual soils as dam foundation and fill material
Bulletin 154Dam safety management: Operational phase of the dam life cycle
Bulletin 164Internal Erosion of Existing Dams, Levees and Dikes, and their Foundations
Package Bulletins 2016
Bulletins' Package: 2016
- Bulletin 146
- Bulletin 148
- Bulletin 157
- Bulletin 166
Bulletin 168Recommendations for Operation, Maintenance and Rehabilitation
Bulletin Preprint - 172
Technical Advancements in Spillway Design - Progress and Innovations from 1985 to 2015
29th - 30th November 2018
First International Conference on Dams
Biskra - Algeria
12 – 13 December 2018
Windhoek - Namibia
2 - 4 April 2019
87th Annual Meeting
9-14 June 2019
11th ICOLD European Club Symposium
2 - 4 October 2019
The World Register of Dams (WRD) has been created by ICOLD in 1958 and is maintained ever since. It is due to the work of the Technical Committee for the Register (see Acknowledgments) you can find a synthesis of the main findings of the WRD, together with some of the statistics it permitted. The way to use the data basis is presented here. You can also find the history of the WRD, its creation and the transformations it endured. To search the WRD, you need an access code, which can be bought here.
The WRD is the best available data basis on dams in the world and we are constantly striving to better it. But it is relying exclusively on the data furnished by ICOLD National Committees. We therefore cannot ensure its perfection. ICOLD cannot be held responsible for any problem arising from incomplete or incorrect data.