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.










President Kyung-Taek Yum [APG]



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African Regional Club (ARC)

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The African Club of ICOLD was established in 2012.


Currently 22 National Committees from Africa are part of the African Club. The key objective of the African Club is to facilitate interchange of knowledge and experience between countries with common interests and environments. The Club seeks to enhance access to ICOLD knowledge and experience by those who may not otherwise have access to the Commission's events.





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Chairman: Quentin Shaw (from South Africa).



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Asia Pacific Group (APG)



Asia Pacific Group (APG)



About Asia Pacific Group (APG)

Asia Pacific Group was established in 2002 as an ICOLD Regional Club to encourage cooperation and exchange information, experience and opinions concerning dam related subjects among the different nations in the region.



Minutes of the APG Group, in Vienna (2018)


Minutes of the APG Group, in Visioconference (2020)


Minutes of the APG Group, in Visioconference (October 2021)


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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.”



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Regional Clubs

The Regional Clubs are formed by groups of Nat. Committees to facilitate interchange of knowledge and experience between countries with common interests and environments.


The Clubs seek to enhance access to ICOLD knowledge and experiences by those who may not otherwise have access to the Commission's events.


There should be one Regional Club for each of the ICOLD zones.


The Vice president(s) of each zone shall participate and collaborate with the Club activities, coordinating the Club meetings and events with the ICOLD activities.



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