Bulletin 140

Modélisation Mathématique du Transport et des Dépôts de Sédiments dans les Réservoirs - Lignes Directrices et Études de Cas

Bulletin 159

Supplément a la charte CIGB sur les barrages et l’environnement de 2012


Bulletin 161

Barrages et Transferts d’Eau - Aperçu

Bulletin 162

Mécanique des Fluides Environnementaux


Bulletin 163

Barrages pour l'énergie Hydroélectrique


Bulletin 173

Exploitation des centrales hydroélectriques et des Réservoirs


Bulletin 175

Gestion de la sécurité des barrages : Phases de conception, construction et mise en service

Bulletin 177

Béton compacté au rouleau


Bulletin 181

Conception des Barrages de Stériles Miniers - Mise à Jour des Technologies

27ème Marseille Juin 2022

Congrès 27ème Marseille Juin 2022

Marseille Juin 2022
World Register of Dams / Registre Mondial des Barrages

World Register of Dams / Registre Mondial des Barrages

Achat d'un accès de 3ans pour le Registre Mondial des Barrages (RMB).


Le RMB est la meilleure base de données répertoriant des barrages dans le monde et nous travaillons constamment à son amélioration

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Document de Synthèse

Document de Synthèse

Position Paper - Dam Safety and Earthquakes
Package Bulletins 2016

Package Bulletins 2016

Pack des 4 derniers bulletins de 2016
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Registre des barrages

La meilleure base de données mondiale sur les barrages, établie à partir des inventaires nationaux envoyés par les pays membres à la CIGB. Le Registre est mis à jour continuellement et comporte actuellement plus de 55 000 Barrages.





Sydney, Australie

26 - 28 Octobre 2022


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Asia 2023

Kuala Lumpur, Malaisie

14 - 16 Mars 2023


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ICOLD CIGB 2023 - 91ème Réunion Annuelle 

Götheborg, Suède 

11- 15 Juin 2023


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Africa 2023

Lac Victoria, Ouganda

10 - 12 Juillet 2023


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CIGB 12ème Symposium Club Européen 2023

Interlaken, Suisse

5-8 Septembre 2023


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HYDRO 2023

Edinburgh International Congress Centre (EICC), Ecosse

16-18 Octobre 2023


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Brumadinho Tailings Dam Failure in Brazil

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Dam Failure in Brazil


The International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) is following the situation very closely as information becomes available about the collapse of the mine tailings dam in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.



ICOLD President Michael F. Rogers made the following statement:


“Our deepest condolences go out to the people of Brazil impacted by this tragedy, especially those families who have lost loved ones and personal property in this disaster.


It will be important to understand the full cause of this failure so that important lessons may be shared with other nations and owners to prevent future dam failures.


Dams, including those structures design specifically to hold mine tailings are critical investments in our social economies for infrastructure and economic businesses. Like other large investments in infrastructure or business, dams provide essential services and also pose high risks that must be addressed during the planning, design, construction, operation and closure phases.   The precautionary principle of dams – both those that retain water as well as those that retain mine tailings – is to provide a safe environment to those who live downstream.  This is at the heart of the ICOLD Mission.


ICOLD has more than 90 years of experience in working with worldwide experts to develop state of practice guidelines and case histories for lessons learned on the design, construction, operation and closure of dams.  As an example, ICOLD has a draft Bulletin #181 on a technology update on Tailings Dam Design, which will be released later this year. After approval by the General Assembly during the 87th Annual Meeting in Ottawa.


National governments are urged to consider active participation in ICOLD to stay abreast of the most current technology of dam engineering, including the use of up-to-date ICOLD best-practice documents to support dam safety legislation.


As an organization of 100 nations committed to the safety of dams around the world, ICOLD stands ready to assist and support the project owner and the national dam safety organization in Brazil to assess the situation and work towards recovery.   ICOLD stands ready to collaborate with other Brazilian and international organizations such as the International Council on Mining and Metals to review the safety criteria for tailings dams to see if the current failure identifies necessary changes or updates to our practices, including the need to address the specific upstream construction method employed at the Brumadinho Tailings Dam.


I believe that safety is a moral obligation of each engineer and scientist that participates in the planning, design, construction, operation and closure of all dams.  This is an obligation by the absolute trust given by those downstream residents who are at risk imposed by the impoundment of water or mine tailings.


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 Brazil in any way possible.”




Emmanuel Grenier, media manager

Tel: +33 147 04 17 80



Better dams for a better world

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With climate change, flood protection provided by dams will be ever more important.


Prague (July 5 2017)


Climate change is impacting the variability of water resources with more severe and frequent droughts and/or more flood. To lessen the consequences of those events, Dams and Reservoirs are the most efficient solution. That is adaptation. For example, Dams are an essential tool for protecting the populations against the disastrous floods, like those affecting the Czech Republic in 2002 and 2013 with terrible consequences.


Climate change also makes urgent the need to develop clean (carbon-free) energies to meet growing needs for power. Fortunately, solar and wind energies are becoming competitive and will be largely developed, provided there is enough energy storage to compensate for their intermittence. The only solution available today for massive storage at a reasonable price is to use reservoirs associated with pumped power stations. Hydropower is also a clean energy in itself. That is mitigation.


The services provided by dams (irrigation, hydropower production, water storage, flood protection, leisure…) are equally important for developed and developing countries. In Prague General Assembly, ICOLD will welcome three new countries in its family: Angola, Afghanistan and Bhutan. Thus reaching the mark of 100 country members.


ICOLD is working hard to disseminate knowledge through the work of its technical committees, the Science Congresses and Symposiums it organizes. Exemplary of this is the Symposium organized by the Czech National Committee on Large Dams today, on “knowledge-base dam engineering”.



You will find photos of the 85 Annual Meeting on Social Medias:




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