World Register of Dams / Registre Mondial des Barrages

World Register of Dams / Registre Mondial des Barrages

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Bulletin 151

Tropical residual soils as dam foundation and fill material

Bulletin 154

Dam safety management: Operational phase of the dam life cycle

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
Preprint - 172

Bulletin Preprint - 172

Technical Advancements in Spillway Design - Progress and Innovations from 1985 to 2015

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Preprint - 173

Bulletin Preprint - 173

Integrated Operation of Hydropower Stations and Reservoirs
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Preprint - 174

Bulletin Preprint - 174

Action Plan on Capacity Building
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ICOLD _Event

14th International Benchmark Workshop on Numerical Analysis of Dams

Stockholm, Sweden

6 - 8 September 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 6th WWF, 12-17 March 2012, Marseille (France)

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The 6th World Water Forum was held during 12 to 17 March at the French city of Marseille. 35 000 delegates from 60 countries attended the mega event, which was organized at the magnificent ‘Parc Chanot’ venue by the World Water Council in cooperation with French Government.

As an elected governor of the World Water Council, ICOLD played a key role in organizing this Forum. President Jia and Secretary General also participated in all the events pertaining to the WWF6, including the opening and closing ceremonies, the different Board meetings, etc.

ICOLD participated in the organization of different sessions, including a session with ICID on the target 2-2-5, “Securing World Food Supplies Through Increased Water Storage Systems” and a session with IHA on target 2.3.5, “The Hydropower Power Sustainability Assessment Protocol: A Global Framework to Promote Best Practice". President Jia spoke during that session.

ICOLD also organized its own “Special Focus Session on Water Storage for Sustainable development”, on Friday 16th. Those “special focus sessions” had great policy weight and a very high visibility in the forum.

An official dinner was co-organized by CHINCOLD and the Central Office to welcome the Chinese delegation, headed by HE Minister Chen Lei. Representatives of the French Government, ICID, IHA and the City of Marseille participated to this event, as well as EDF’s hydropower boss.



Through those focused sessions, ICOLD has reached the bulk of the community of water professionals interested in the question of storage. But ICOLD message was also conveyed to the public through very large pavilions like EDF’s or Suez’s or the Three Gorges Company’s, which all had material to demonstrate the interest of multipurpose water storage infrastructure for sustainable development.

Forum provided an excellent platform for all to meet experts from several countries, listen, and learn from experiences on various thematic areas of the Forum. The whole event was marked by a theme that has been promoted by ICOLD for a long time: there is a water-food-energy nexus and integrated solutions like multipurpose water storage infrastructure are needed. You cannot solve one problem without thinking of the other interlinked problems.




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