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International Symposium on Dam Safety in Changsha(9-10, Nov., 2017)

International Symposium on Dam Safety

Dams and reservoirs as important water storage infrastructure, with multiple water services, have played important role to support social economy development. As dam failure may cause extensive damage or even loss of lives, dam safety has obtained high concern and been a top priority. The crisis at Oroville Dam happened in Feb. 2017 has attracted attentions all over the world, which arouse reflection on considering how to keep dam safety in a changing world.

International Symposium on Dam Safety, organized by Chinese National Committee on Large Dams (CHINCOLD), will be held in Changsha, China on November 9 to 10, 2017. The aim of this symposium is to discuss and exchange the state of the art concepts, methods, technologies related to dam safety in a changing situation, such as considering of climate change and changing requirements, so as to advance the implementation of practice and to ensure the safe of dam projects.

This Symposium will be held together with the 2017 CHINCOLD Annual Meeting. The CHINCOLD Annual Meeting is one of the most important events in dams and hydropower society in China and has attracted 600-800 participants every year since 2011, including many high level experts such as Former Minister of Ministry of Water Resources of China Mr. Wamg Shucheng, ICOLD President Prof. Anton Schleiss, Hon. President Prof. Luis Berga, and Vice President M. Rogers. During the Annual Meeting, the 10th Round Table meeting on Sustainable Development for Africa, Round table meeting on Public Awareness, Youth Forum will be organized together with technical sessions. Post study tours will be arranged after the Symposium.

This symposium will focus on “dam safety in a changing world”, topics are as following:

²  New risk factors and safety assessment

²  New requirements of urbanization and economic development on reservoir flood control and operation

²  The state of the art: construction and reinforcement technologies for safety


Articles and presentations related to the above topics are welcome. The meeting will print the abstract collection and the full paper disk collection. Presentation with articles will be given a priority to the Symposium program.



[The Initial Bulletin Download]


[Registration Form Download]



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