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

26th Congress & 86th ICOLD Annual Meeting

Vienna, Austria

1 - 7 July 2018


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Third International Dam World Conference - DW2018

Foz Do Iguacu, Brazil

17 - 21 September 2018


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ICOLD issues World Declaration on Water Storage

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Kyoto, June 5th 2012.


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.


The signers take into account the challenges of the decades to come, because of continuously increasing demands of water, food and energy that will challenge the natural resources. The Declaration states that “Humanity is facing a more severe water situation than it has ever faced in the past” and calls for “Joint efforts to develop water storage infrastructure in a sustainable way.


The whole text is available on ICOLD’s website here.




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