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Inspection of dams following earthquake - guidelines

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Dams and Ressetlement - Lessons learnt and recommendations
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Bulletin 148

Selecting seismic parameters for large dams - Guidelines (revision of Bulletin 72)

Bulletin 156

Integrated flood risk management

Bulletin 157

Small dams: Design, Surveillance and Rehabilitation
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85th ICOLD Annual Meeting

Prague, Czech Republic

3 - 7 July 2017


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LTBD 2017 in Tehran

"Long-Term Behavior and Environmentally Friendly Rehabilitation Technologies of Dams (LTBD 2017)"


17 – 19 October 2017

Tehran, IRAN


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26th Congress & 86th ICOLD Annual Meeting

Vienna, Austria

1 - 7 July 2018


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Water Storage and Hydropower Development For Africa - Marrakech, 14-16 March 2017

Under the high patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco



The second African conference devoted to “Water Storage and Hydropower Development for Africa” will open tomorrow March 13 in Marrakech. More than 600 participants from 65 countries are expected, for a three days’ discussion. This will be another landmark showing that Africa is the new land for dam’s development. For mastering its water resources and for answering the power needs.



Co-organized by ICOLD and Aqua-Media International (editor of the International Journal of Dams & Hydropower), the first conference took place under the auspices of the African Union, in Addis Ababa, in 2013, and was a tremendous success.


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Large Dams for Africa

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Large Dams for Africa


Africa is now the new land of opportunity for dams’ development. After the very successful ICOLD Annual Meeting in Johannesburg (South Africa), last June, ICOLD prepares Africa 2017, next March in Marrakech (Morocco).


Africa is now the new land of opportunity for dams’ development and there are many signs for that, including inside ICOLD. First, ICOLD has elected an African President, Mr Adama Nombre, from Burkina Faso. He was president from 2012 to 2015. Second, ICOLD is developing with many new African countries joining ICOLD family, most recently Guinea Bissau. It has already co-organized with Aqua Media International the conference Africa 2013 in Addis-Ababa and it will co-organize another one: Africa 2017 in Marrakech.


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ICOLD issues a new Bulletin on safe passage of extreme floods, November 2012

Extreme floods are regularly making news headlines and again recently in Nigeria or India. As the main professional organization on dams, ICOLD is of course very concerned about the implications of floods for dams security. The last technical bulletin (#142) just published by ICOLD is precisely dealing with the safe passage of extreme floods.



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ICOLD issues World Declaration on Water Storage

During its 24th Congress in Kyoto, Japan, the International Commission on Large Dams issued a “World Declaration on Water Storage for Sustainable Development”, also signed by the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage, the International Hydropower Association and the International Water Resources Association.

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ICOLD Statement, 30 May 2012

Paris, May 30th 2012 -- Following recent statements by some organizations according to which International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) was currently conducting an inspection of the Irrawaddy Myitsone dam, in Myanmar, ICOLD wishes to clarify the following:


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79th Annual Meeting:Three new countries join ICOLD, June 2011, Lucerne (Switzerland)

The International Commission on Large Dams held a very successful meeting in Lucerne (Switzerland) from May 29 to June 3. More than 900 specialists met to work together in the Technical Committees of ICOLD., joined by ministers and officials from China, Africa and Central Asia. Three new countries were accepted in the ICOLD family by the Executive Meeting : Georgia, Armenia and Uzbekistan become the 93rd, 94th and 95th members of ICOLD.

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