Bulletin 166

Inspection of dams following earthquake - guidelines

Bulletin 146

Dams and Ressetlement - Lessons learnt and recommendations
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Registre des Barrages

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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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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Bulletins' Package: 4 Latest Bulletins

- Bulletin 146

- Bulletin 148

- Bulletin 157

- Bulletin 166

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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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ICOLD _Event

26th Congress & 86th ICOLD Annual Meeting

Vienna, Austria

1 - 7 July 2018


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The History of the World Register of Dams


The History of the World Register of Dams


The Wolrd Register of Dams (WRD) is a fizzy fountain of information. The update 2006 which will be finished and edited in early 2011 includes more than 37.500 dams with heights over 15 m. For each dam more than 30 statistical information are given, amongst them geographical data, data of the dam, the spillway, the reservoir, the responsible as well as important environmental data.

The WRD is a magnificent source of information for design, construction , scientifical work and statistical work and statistical evaluations, also unfortunately it is something like an «untapped treasure» (ICOLD: Dams Newsletter, Mai 2004), not well known and therefore not utilized enough by the dam engineering community and other interested groups.


Nevertheless it is worth to look back to the first attempts of creating a worldwide register of large dams corresponding to the ICOLD crioteria of such dams.


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