92nd ICOLD Annual Meeting & International Symposium on "Dams for People, Water, Environment and Development"
New Delhi, India
! New Dates ! 27 Sept. - 3 October, 2024
Dear Colleagues and Friends of ICOLD,
I am thrilled to extend a heartfelt invitation on behalf of the International Commission of Large Dams (ICOLD) to our esteemed 106 National Committees.
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to send delegates and accompanying persons to the highly anticipated 92nd Annual Meeting of ICOLD, scheduled to take place in the vibrant capital city of India, New Delhi, from 27 Sept. to 3 Oct., 2024.
New Delhi offers a captivating opportunity to immerse yourself in the country's rich culture, heritage, and warm hospitality. As a hub of ideas and innovation, the city provides the perfect backdrop for this event, bringing together experts & professionals from around the world. Furthermore, October in India presents delightful weather conditions, setting the stage for an enjoyable and unforgettable experience. The diligent National Committee of India (INCOLD) will be hosting the 92nd Annual Meeting and International Symposium of ICOLD, offering an exceptional program in a captivating setting.
Building upon the successes of previous gatherings organized by INCOLD, including Congresses in 1951 and 1979, as well as the Annual Meeting in 1998, we eagerly anticipate a remarkable and unforgettable ICOLD 2024 92nd Annual Meeting and International Symposium.
The theme of the ICOLD 2024 International Symposium is "Dams for People, Water, Environment & Development," emphasizing the critical role of dams in sustainable development and environmental protection. The event will feature a diverse range of technical sessions, plenary talks, and panel discussions, providing an excellent platform for participants to share experiences, insights, and best practices while fostering mutual learning.
Alongside the technical program, there will be ample opportunities for networking and socializing, including cultural events, technical tours, and social activities, enabling you to immerse yourself in the local culture and experience the warm hospitality of the host country. India holds a prominent position as a strong and longstanding member of ICOLD, boasting an impressive track record of over 5264 dams, with approximately 437 dams currently under construction. The nation stands as a global leader in the development of vital water infrastructure, spearheading significant projects such as the Bhakhra, Koldam, Tehri Dam, Bichom Dam and Subansiri Lower projects, as well as the World Bank-supported Dam Rehabilitation Improvement Projects. These modern water infrastructure endeavors, supported by INCOLD, have made substantial contributions to the sustainable growth of India's agriculture, water supply, and power sectors, effectively meeting the escalating demands of a dynamic nation.
With utmost confidence, we assure you that the 2024 Congress will be a resounding success. We encourage you to mark your calendars and join us in New Delhi, India, in October 2024. I am looking forward to your presence at this prestigious event.
President of ICOLD
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