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84th ICOLD Annual Meeting


Johannesburg, South Africa


15 to 20 May 2016


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Sixth International Symposium on Hydraulics Structures 


27th-30th of June, 2016,

Portland, Oregon, USA


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TRCOLD 10 ICOLD European club symposium

International Symposium


Innovative Technologies for Dams and Reservoirs toward the future generations 


26 to 30 September 2016

in Sapporo, Japan


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2nd International Symposium on Dam Protection against overtopping 


7-9 of September, 2016,

Fort Collins, Colorado, USA


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International Conference and Exhibition


Achievements, Opportunities and Challenges


Montreux, Switzerland

10 - 12 October, 2016


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41st DFI International Conference on Deep Foundations, Seepage Control and Remediation


New York Marriott Marquis

12 to 15 October 2016


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TRCOLD 10 ICOLD European club symposium

10TH ICOLD European Club Symposium


Antalya, Turkey


25 to 30 Ocotober 2016


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3rd International Workshop on


Labyrinth and Piano Key Weirs


Qui Nhon, Vietnam


22-24 February 2017


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International Conference
and Exhibition




Marrakech, Morocco

14 to 16 March 2017


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85th ICOLD Annual Meeting


Prague, Czech Republic


3 to 17 July 2017


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26th Congress &

86th ICOLD Annual Meeting


Vienna, Austria


1 to 7 July 2018


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The International Commission on Large Dams groups National Committees which are organized in countries wishing to become member. The Commission is directed by :


logo The General Assembly consisting of representatives from all the Member Countries and of the Officers of the Commission. The meeting is held during the Annual Meeting. Any independent country can become a "Member Country" and constitute a National Committee consisting of persons competent in the matters relating to dams. The General Assembly is in charge of resolving all questions concerning organisation and direction of studies, investigations and experiments, administration of all funds and properties, operation of the Central Office and any other relevant business of the Commission ; it shall approve the budget of receipts and expenditure, appoint and organise all Committees, and elect new Member Countries.
Reunion 1964
logo The Board consisting of the President, the six Vice Presidents, the Secretary-General and the Treasurer. Officers are elected by the Commission on a three-year mandate non-renewable except for Secretary-General and Treasurer.
Central Office
logo The Central Office established in Paris and dealing with the business of the Commission. The Central Office is under the general direction of the President assisted by the Secretary General and Treasurer and the staff necessary for the efficient working of the Office.
logo The Technical Committees and Administrative and Special Committees appointed by the Commission. The official languages are French and English.


The Official documents (Constitution, By-Laws, Board,...) are in the "Institutional Files" part.


Publications publications
149 New  
Bulletin 149
Role of dams on the development and management of rivers basins.
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152 New  
Bulletin 152
Cost savings in specific dams
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156 New  
Bulletin 156
Integrated flood risk management
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148 New  
Bulletin 148
Selecting seismic parameters for large dams - Guidelines (revision of Bulletin 72)
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157 New  
Bulletin 157
Small dams: Design, Surveillance and Rehabilitation
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146 New  
Bulletin 146
Dams and Ressetlement - Lessons learnt and recommendations
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166 New  
Bulletin 166
Inspection of dams following earthquake - guidelines
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Registre des Barrages  
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Bulletins' Package: 4 Latest Bulletins

- Bulletin 146

- Bulletin 148

- Bulletin 157

- Bulletin 166

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