June 9-14, Ottawa, Canada

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Technical Program

International delegates from around the world will share their expertise in dams and related equipment for hydropower, water resources and the mining industry.

The technical program will include:

  • Symposium – Sustainable and Safe Dams Around the World
  • ICOLD Technical Committee meetings – Open to all delegates, as observers
  • ICOLD Technical Committee workshops – Introducing new topics, and summarizing completed Bulletins
  • Workshops – Covering a wide range of technical subjects, in collaboration with partner organizations
  • Short courses for professional development – Dam safety topics, based on CDA guidance publications
  • Technical and study tours

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What is ICOLD?

The International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) is a non-governmental international organization which provides a forum for exchange of knowledge and experience in dam engineering. ICOLD is a leader in setting standards and guidelines to ensure that dams are built and operated safely, efficiently and economically, and are environmentally sustainable and socially equitable. Every year, ICOLD holds an Annual Meeting and Symposium in a selected country.

ICOLD membership consists of the National Committees of more than 100 countries. The Canadian Dam Association (CDA) is the National Committee representing Canada. All CDA members have access to the benefits of the ICOLD organization.

Technical Committees of ICOLD are the heart of the organization. Membership on each Committee is determined by the needs of the Committee and the countries that choose to be represented. An important part of the annual ICOLD event is the opportunity for all delegates to observe the meetings and workshops of the Technical Committees and interact with experts from other countries.