Publications

World Register of Dams / Registre Mondial des Barrages

World Register of Dams / Registre Mondial des Barrages

Buy an access to the online World Register of Dams for 3years.

 

The WRD is the best available data basis on dams in the world and we are constantly striving to better it.

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151

Bulletin 151

Tropical residual soils as dam foundation and fill material
154

Bulletin 154

Dam safety management: Operational phase of the dam life cycle
164

Bulletin 164

Internal Erosion of Existing Dams, Levees and Dikes, and their Foundations
Package Bulletins 2016

Package Bulletins 2016

Bulletins' Package: 2016

- Bulletin 146

- Bulletin 148

- Bulletin 157

- Bulletin 166

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Bulletin 168

Recommendations for Operation, Maintenance and Rehabilitation

Events

ICOLD _Event

14th International Benchmark Workshop on Numerical Analysis of Dams

Stockholm, Sweden

6 - 8 September 2017

 

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ICOLD Event

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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ICOLD _Event

26th Congress & 86th ICOLD Annual Meeting

Vienna, Austria

1 - 7 July 2018

 

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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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Better dams for a Better World

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With climate change, flood protection provided by dams will be ever more important.

 

Prague (July 5 2017)

 

Climate change is impacting the variability of water resources with more severe and frequent droughts and/or more flood. To lessen the consequences of those events, Dams and Reservoirs are the most efficient solution. That is adaptation. For example, Dams are an essential tool for protecting the populations against the disastrous floods, like those affecting the Czech Republic in 2002 and 2013 with terrible consequences.

 

Climate change also makes urgent the need to develop clean (carbon-free) energies to meet growing needs for power. Fortunately, solar and wind energies are becoming competitive and will be largely developed, provided there is enough energy storage to compensate for their intermittence. The only solution available today for massive storage at a reasonable price is to use reservoirs associated with pumped power stations. Hydropower is also a clean energy in itself. That is mitigation.

 

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Four questions selected for next ICOLD Congress in Vienna

The Congress will take place in Vienna 1-8 July 2018


(Paris, June 14th)

 

ICOLD General Assembly, during the 84th Annual meeting in Johannesburg, has voted to choose the four questions on which scientists and engineers from all over the world will work and communicate in Vienna.


This will be the 26th Congress of ICOLD. Those Congresses take place every three years and attract the best dam specialists. The attendance for those Congresses is between 1200 and 2000 people.


The deadlines for submitting a paper or a communication is 8 November 2017.


According to ICOLD Constitution and By-Laws, papers can be only submitted through one of the ICOLD National Committees.

 

Find here (pdf file) the exact wording of the Questions, as adopted by the General Assembly and a general presentation of ICOLD.


Press Contact: Emmanuel Grenier, media manager
Emmanuel.grenier@icold-cigb.org

 

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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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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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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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