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11th ICOLD European Club Symposium in Greece, 2-4 October 2019

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The Greek Committee on Large Dams (GCOLD) would like to invite you to participate in the 11th ICOLD European Club Symposium to be held from the 2nd to 4th of October 2019 on the island of Crete, Greece. The theme of the Symposium is “The future of Dams (in Europe): Prospects and Challenges in a changing Environment”. The Symposium is under the auspices of ICOLD and has the support, among others, of the Greek Ministry of Infrastructure, the Region of Crete and the Organization for the Development of Crete.

 

The Greek Committee on Large Dams (GCOLD) was formed in 1964 and immediately joined the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD). It became a member of the European Club of ICOLD in 2010 and is actively participating ever since.

Dam construction in Greece followed the country’s development and large projects were constructed in the last 50 years for hydropower, water supply, irrigation and flood protection. A boom in dam construction occurred in the last 20 years. Many dam types were built to adjust to the complicated geological environment, the availability of construction materials and the high seismicity of the region. Dam design and construction is still strong in Greece.

Recently a National Dam Safety Regulation (DSR) was established together with a Dam Management Authority, responsible for overseeing the application of the DSR.

 

The Symposium will cover a wide range of topics including Advances in Dam Engineering, Dam Safety and Risk Management, Social impact and awareness, Successes and problems in implementing the European Water Framework Directive and relevant Guidelines and Dam and Reservoir Management in the changing European Environment.

 

The island of Crete, situated between the Aegean and the Libyan Sea, has been a cross road of ancient civilizations. This has left a rich inheritance of ancient monuments and artifacts of unparalleled beauty. Modern Crete, one of the wealthiest parts of Greece, has built a number of large dams for irrigation, water supply, flood protection and hydro power. Having a substantial infrastructure for conferences and a magnificent natural coastal and mountainous environment, it is an ideal place to combine a successful EuroCOLD Symposium with field trips and recreational activities. Crete in early October is warm enough for enjoying the outdoors and the beaches.

 

We would like to extend the invitation for participation to the members of EuroCOLD as well as to all ICOLD members. We are expecting you all to come to Crete for a fruitful, memorable and enjoyable 11th ICOLD European Club Symposium.

 

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15th ICOLD Intl Benchmark Workshop on Numerical Analysis of Dams, Milano, Italy, 9-12 Sept. 2019

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Numerical modelling has become the indispensable and powerful tool for design and safety assessment of dams. The tremendous development of computer hardware and software over the last decades has made it possible the present extraordinary  development of computer-based methods.

 

The benchmark-workshops organized by the ICOLD Technical Committee A “Computational Aspects of Analysis and Design of Dams” since 1991 provide an excellent opportunity for engineers, researchers and operators to present and exchange their experiences and the latest developments related to the design, performance and monitoring of dams.

 

The ICOLD Technical Committee A and ITCOLD, the Italian National Committee on Large Dams, have the pleasure to announce the organization of the 15th Benchmark Workshop on Numerical Analysis of Dams to be held in Milano on 9th-11th September 2019.

The Workshop is co-organized with the Politecnico di Milano, that will host the event, and Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico - RSE.

 

Moreover, after the Workshop a short course on Modern Methods for Nonlinear Earthquake Response History Analysis of Concrete Dams will be given by Professor Anil K. Chopra (University of California, Berkeley) in collaboration with his research associates.

 

A Preliminary Program of the Workshop can be found here and the description about the proposed Themes can be downloaded here. Full handouts will be available starting with February 15th, 2019.

 

 

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87th Annual Meeting - Ottawa, Canada, 9-14 June 2019

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Contribute your knowledge to 2019's leading conference on dams. We invite you to submit an abstract for a technical paper or poster to be presented at the International Commission on Large Dams, June 2019 in Ottawa, Canada.

 

Theme: Sustainable and Safe Dams Around the World

 

Deadline: September 29, 2018

 

Visit the ICOLD 2019 website for additional information

 

 

Tony Bennett

Co-chair, ICOLD 2019 Organizing Committee

 

Johanne Bibeau

Co-chair, ICOLD 2019 Organizing Committee

 

 

 

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88thAnnual Meeting of International Commission on Large Dams New Delhi, 4-10th April 2020

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Welcome to the 88thAnnual Meeting of International Commission on Large Dams

New Delhi, 4-10th April 2020

 

 

The INCOLD is proud to host the 88th Annual Meeting of the International Commission on Large Dams in India’s capital city, New Delhi. INCOLD has a long tradition of collaboration with other National Committees of ICOLD and participation in the development of large Dams as well as leading guidance for engineers and other professionals.

 

All the engineers and other professionals contribute their expertise to develop large dams for irrigation and other multipurpose uses along with power generation with eco-friendly measures. India is 3rd in terms of number of large dams after USA and China. In terms of irrigation India ranks 2nd worldwide having largest irrigated land area. The ground system is the largest, covering – 160 million ha of cultivated land in India with 39 million ha irrigated by ground water, 22 million ha by irrigated canals. About two third of cultivation in India is still depending on monsoon. India is the 7th largest producer of hydroelectric power in the world. As on 31.12.2018, India’s installed utility-scale hydroelectric capacity is 45,399 MW or 13.10 % of its total utility power generation capacity.

India’s state- of- art technology being illustrated by constructing large dams like Bhakra, Tehri, Sardarsorvar and many more mega projects.

 

The Participation in ICOLD 2020 shall encourage the Indian experts as well as global experts from Dam industry to share their experiences among similar community. This event will provide an excellent opportunity to know recent trends in Dam industry.

 

 

Initial Bulletin can be downloaded here

 

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8th International Symposium on RCC Dams, 11-12 November 2019, Kunming China

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INVITATION

to the 8th International Symposium on RCC Dams

Nov.11th-12th, Kunming China

 

 

 

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Chinese National Committee on Large Dams (CHINCOLD) and Spanish National Committee on Large Dams (SPANCOLD) have the honor to invite professionals to the 8th International Symposium on Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) Dams, which will be held on Nov. 11th-12th, 2019 in Kunming City, China, together with the CHINCOLD 2019 Annual Meeting.

 

RCC dams have the virtues of saving a great deal of concrete, building quickly, making project cost down and early bringing into playing project advantages and so on. Hence, the technique of constructing dams has been quickly spread and applied since it came out. Today there are more than 400 RCC dams in more than 40 countries. Great successful experiences and advanced technologies have been achieved. CHINCOLD and SPANCOLD have devoted to promote the technology from early 1990’s. The first Symposium on RCC dams was jointly organized by the two committees in 1991 in Beijing China, which was a success start of the series of RCC Symposiums.

 

Following those successful and fruitful Symposiums held in Beijing (China) in 1991, Santander (Spain) in 1995, Chengdu (China) in 1999, Madrid (Spain) in 2003, Zaragoza (Spain) in 2012 and Chengdu (China) in 2015, the coming one jointly organized by CHINCOLD and SPANCOLD, will continue to contribute significantly to the knowledge and application of RCC technology with a wide range of contents and international scope. The Symposium will serve as a perfect venue for practitioners, engineers, researchers, scientists, managers and decision makers from all over the world to exchange ideas and technology about the latest developments dealing with RCC dams.

 

Beside international best practice, the participants will also have the occasion to visit some famous RCC dams in China in operation or under construction, such as Huangdeng RCC Gravity Dam (H=203m), Jin’anqiao RCC Gravity Dam (H=160m), Dachaoshan RCC Gravity Dam (H=115m), Dahuaqiao RCC Gravity Dam (H=107m) and etc. Also a technical exhibition for enterprises related to hydropower and dams will be held during the Symposium.

 

Website:http://www.chincold-smart.com/meetings/RCC2019

 

 

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After the floods, from Red Cross to heads of state, a general call for more dams, November 12th

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After the floods, from Red Cross to heads of state, a general call for more dams

November 12th

 

 

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Asia Pacific Group (APG) : International Symposium in Sapporo, Japan, from September 26 to 29, 2016.

4th Asia-Pacific Group Symposium & 9th East Asian Area Dam Conference

 

Date: September 25th~30th, 2016
Place: The Royton Sapporo, Japan
Main Theme: Innovative Technologies for Dams and Reservoirs Toward the Future Generations

EADC and APG Joint Symposium served as a catalyst to strengthen international cooperation on the advancement of dam engineering and business society in Asia-Pacific Area.

 

 

 

 

Records

 

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President Kyung-Taek Yum [APG]

kwfyum@gmail.com

 

 

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CDA Annual Conference, 4-5 October 2014, Banff (Alberta-Canada)

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CDA Annual Conference

4-5 October 2014,

Banff (Alberta-Canada)

 

 

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China-Africa : successful workshop and tour, November 2010

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China-Africa : successful workshop and tour

November 2010

 

 

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Construction of Belo Monte resumes, 1st Sept 2012

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Construction of Belo Monte resumes

1st Sept 2012

 

 

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ICID and ICOLD Presidents write to World Bank President

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ICID and ICOLD Presidents write to World Bank President

 

 

 

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ICOLD Innovation Award for 26th Congress (Vienna, Austria) in July 2018

Candidacy:

 

  • Open for single authors or teams

 

Award:

 

  • Diploma
  • 1500 Euros
  • Free access to the Congress

 

Innovations:

 

Different kind of innovations are accepted, both scientific and technical contributions as:

  • New solutions
  • New methods for construction
  • New materials
  • New environmental friendly approaches

 

Evaluation Committee:

 

  • L. LIA  President ICOLD Innovation Award
  • A. CHRAIBI   Vice President Africa
  • M. ROGERS  Vice President America
  • M. LINO   Vice President Europe
  • Z. JIANPING  Vice President Asia-Pacific

 

Procedure:

 

Submission

  • Reports must be submitted by the candidates to Central Office
  • before 15 Oct 2017
  • by email to contact@icold-cigb.org
  • by mail to ICOLD Central Office, 61 avenue Kléber 75116 Paris France
  • The name and address of author(s) must be clearly indicated
  • The title of the report must start by "ICOLD Innovation Award 2018"
  • A guideline for the preparation of the report is available here

 

Evaluation

  • before 31 Jan 2018

 

Presentation

  • At Vienna Congress in July 2018
 

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ICOLD President met IHA President, May 2011

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ICOLD President met IHA President

May 2011

 

 

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Infrastructure for green energy, 30 May 2012

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Infrastructure for green energy

30 May 2012

 

 

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Laos Dam failure

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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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Tehri dam held raging Ganga and saved lives, July 23rd

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Tehri dam held raging Ganga and saved lives

July 23rd

 

 

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