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Mécanique des Fluides Environnementaux

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Exploitation des structures hydrauliques de barrages
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Bulletin 180

Surveillance des Barrages - Leçons tirées d'études de cas
27ème

Congrès 27ème

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

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.

 

Événements

HydropowerBrusselsDay

BRUSSELS HYDROPOWER DAY 2024

Bluepoint Bruxelles

16 Avril 2024

 

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Solar Hydro 2024,

Antipolis Congress Centre Antibes-Juan Les Pins, France

22 et 23 Avril, 2024

 

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4ème Conférence Internationale à Baghdad

Baghdad 

27 - 29 Avril 2024

 

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Int'l Symposium sur la Sécurité des Barrages - Club INCA

Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

Du 21 au 23 mai 2024

 

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12ème East Asian Dam Conference (EADC)

Nagoya, Japon

3 au 7 Juin 2024

 

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ICOLD 2024

92ème Réunion Annuelle et Symposium Int'l

New Delhi, Inde

27 Sept. - 3 Octobre 2024

 

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HYDRO 2024 Secure technology for turbulent times

Messe Congress Graz (MCG), Autriche

18 au 20 Novembre 2024

 

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ICOLD Event

17e atelier international de référence de la CIGB sur l'analyse numérique des barrages

Sofia, Bulgarie

9 - 12 Avril 2025

 

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ICOLD Event

28ème Congrès & 93ème Réunion Annuelle de la CIGB

Chengdu, Chine

10 Mai au 23 Mai 2025

 

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Laos Dam failure

 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.”

 

 

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:

 

https://www.facebook.com/icoldcigb

https://www.instagram.com/icoldcigb/

 

 

 

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