Recommendations for Operation, Maintenance and Rehabilitation

The need for proper operation and maintenance is of crucial importance for developing countries’ organizations which may have, at present, limited experience. The aim of this bulletin is to offer the possibility to benefit from the experience of other organization or countries.

It is also a fact that our dams are aging and one day, or another, Owners will have to face the issue of rehabilitation or adapting to new operating conditions.

Twenty-eight (28) countries participated at different levels to this Bulletin.

The purpose of this Bulletin is not to define the proper organization or procedures, but to open the eyes of newcomers either to plan for the future of their new born dam or to assist them to solve problems they may experience with their existing dams today.