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International Conference and Exhibition

at the Bordeaux Convention Centre, France


26 - 28 October 2015

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84th ICOLD Annual Meeting

Johannesburg, South Africa

15 to 20 May 2016


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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.


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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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