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Hydropower 2013--CHINCOLD 2013 Annual Meeting
The 3rd International Symposium on Rockfill Dams

1-3 November, Kunming, Yunnan Province,China

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Initial Bulletin

Sponsors:

Chinese National Committee on Large Dams

China Society for Hydropower Engineering

Organizers:

Huaneng Lancang River Hydropower Co., Ltd

HydroChina Kunming Engineering Corporation

China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research

Others to be decided

Co-Sponsors:

Brazilian Committee on Large Dams

Others to be decided

 Invitation

Investment in hydropower is investment in the green economy. The key issue is to develop dams and hydropower in a sustainable way. Advanced technologies, new equipments and materials for dam construction have been achieved in different countries. It is necessary for engineers from all over the world to share the new progress. After a series of successful and fruitful conferences such as Hydropower 1996, Hydropower 1998, Hydropower 2004 and Hydropower 2006, Hydropower 2013 international conference jointly sponsored by Chinese National Committee on Large Dams (CHINCOLD) and China Society for Hydropower Engineering (CSHE) will provide a forum for strengthening the international communication and cooperation in hydropower and promote future development of hydropower in a safe, economic, and eco-friendly way.

CHINCOLD Annual meeting was held successfully in 2011 and 2012. New technologies for dam construction have been presented and discussed. Nearly 1000 experts and scholars from CHINCOLD member organizations have attended the events. The meetings have offered the members a platform for communication and cooperation on dam construction. In order to promote this communication, CHINCOLD 2013 Annual meeting will be held combined with Hydropower 2013.

In recent years, rockfill dams, a popular and competitive dam type, have gained vigorous development due to its advantages in economy and safety. During the Wenchuan Earthquake in 2008 in Sichuan, China, Zipingpu concrete faced rockfill dam (H=156m) has demonstrated the good performance of rockfill dams in seismic resistance. With increasing of the height of rockfill dams and facing more complicated geographic and geologic conditions, many challenging problems have arisen. To provide a platform for professionals to exchange their experiences in rockfill dams, Chinese National Committee on Large dams (CHINCOLD) and Brazilian Committee on Large Dams (CBDB) have jointly sponsored the 1st and the 2nd International Symposiums on Rockfill Dams in 2009 in Chengdu, China and in 2011 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, respectively.  

Hydropower 2013--CHINCOLD 2013 Annual Meeting and the 3rd International Symposium on Rockfill Dams will be held on 1-3 November 2013 in Kunming, the Capital City of Yunnan Province, China.

It is great honor for the Organizing Committee to invite you to join Hydropower 2013--CHINCOLD 2013 Annual Meeting and the 3rd International Symposium on Rockfill Dams. We sincerely hope that this conference will contribute significantly to promote the worldwide successful experience in sustainable development of hydropower and dams. We believe the conference will provide a broader communication space and more opportunities for various specialists involved in the field of hydropower and dams.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Kunming, China in November 2013.

Venue and Date

Hydropower 2013--CHINCOLD 2013 Annual Meeting and the 3rd International Symposium on Rockfill Dams will be held on 1-3 November 2013, in Kunming, Yunnan Province, located at the southwest of China.

Yunnan Province is very rich in water and hydropower resources. It is one of the most important hydropower energy bases in China. There are many large dams and hydropower projects completed or under construction in this area.

Kunming is the ideal venue for leisure traveler, which is located in the south of China. As the capital of Yunnan Province, Kunming, also known as the "city of eternal spring," is one of the most pleasant and relaxed cities in China. It boasts pleasant climate all the year round and ample sunshine and rainfall, turning plants green and flowers in bloom in all seasons. Being the center of science and technology, finance and commerce in Yunnan province, people from all over the world will easily find their sense of belonging in this city.

 

Kunming is the focal point of Yunnan minority culture. Some 26 ethnic minorities such as Yi, Bai, Miao, Dai, Hani and more inhabit the region. Each group has its own featured festivals such as the Torch festival of Yi people, the Golden Temple Fair and so on. The hugely successful 1999 International Horticultural Exposition enhanced the city's influence in the world resulting in a snowball effect upon tourism as more and more foreigners come to discover this enchanting part of the country.

Its alluring highland scenery, bewitching karst landform, varied and exotic habitats and customs and places of historical interest can be found at major scenic spots such as Dianchi Lake, Stone Forest, the Village of Ethnic Culture, Grand View Park, etc.

With its convenient transport links in and out of the city, Kunming welcomes and sees off tens of thousands of visitors every day.

Main Topics

I.          Topics for Hydropower 2013——CHINCOLD 2013 Annual Meeting

1.         Design Construction & Monitoring of High Dams

2.         Safety Assessment and Rehabilitation Technology of Dams

3.         Sustainable Development of Hydropower & Dams

1)         Environment-friendly Technologies for Dam Construction

2)         Integrated Operation of Hydropower Stations and Reservoirs

3)         Practice in Reservoir Resettlement

4.         Others

II.       Topics for the 3rd International Symposium on Rockfill Dams

1.         General (project introduction, history, cases and experiences of Rockfill Dams)

2.         Design and analysis

3.         Construction materials and methods

4.         Operation, performance and safety monitoring

5.         Super-high CFRD dams and earth-core Rockfill dams (H≥200 m)

6.         Seismic safety of Rockfill dams

7.         Others

Evaluation and Award of International Mile Stone Projects to Rockfill Dams

Evaluation and Award of International Mile Stone Projects to Rockfill Dams have been done during the first and second symposiums. Similar Evaluation and Award will be organized during the third symposium.

Call for papers

English abstracts of up to 600 words including the title and main content and result are now invited on the listed themes or related topics. Please mail, fax or email abstracts to the correspondence address of the meeting. A short CV of each author such as authors’ name, affiliation, mailing address, phone number, fax number and e-mail address should be included.

Deadline:

June  20, 2013, Deadline for receipt of paper abstracts

June 30, 2013, Notice of acceptance of paper abstracts

August 31, 2013, Deadline for receipt of full papers

Language

The official languages of the Conference are English and Chinese. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided for the assembly meetings.

Technical Exhibition

During the Conference, a technical exhibition related to the themes of the Conference will be organized. Organizations and companies are welcomed to display their supplies and services to delegations from all over the world.

Companies or organizations interested in the exhibition are kindly invited to contact the secretariat for further details.

Post Technical Tours

There are many large water resources and hydropower projects completed or under construction in China. 4 technical tours will be arranged within 3~4 days after the Conference to some typical dams. Those who will take part in the study tours will not only visit the dams, but also enjoy the beautiful scenes of Yunnan Province and other places. A minimum number of 10 participants is necessary for the tour to take place.

Details of the technical tours will be issued in the Second Bulletin.

Tour 1: Kunming--Xiaowan Arch Dam--Nuozhadu Core Rockfill Dam

Participants taking part in this tour will have an opportunity to visit Xiaowan Arch Dam and Nuozhadu Core Rockfill Dam. Xiaowan Arch Dam is 294.5m high with installed capacity of 4200MW. It is the highest arch dam completed in the world. The water level has reached the normal water level of 1240m in 2012. Nuozhadu Hydropower Project is the 5th hydropower station of the middle and lower reach of Lanchangjiang River. The main dam of the project is an earth core rockfill dam (ECRD) with the dam height of 261.5m. It is the highest ECRD in China and the third highest ECRD in the world. The construction of Nuozhadu ECRD has employed many state of the art technologies, which include the using of mixed gravelly soil for earth core, digital dam technology for construction quality control, etc.

During the tour, participants can also enjoy the beautiful scenery of Xishuangbanna. Xishuangbanna is the southernmost prefecture of Yunnan Province. The prefecture is nicknamed "Aerial Garden" for its luxuriant and multi-layered primitive woods and tropical rain forests, which are teeming with nearly 1000 species of animals and 5,000 kinds of plants.

Xiaowan Arch Dam

Nuozhadu Core Rockfill Dam

 

 

Xishuangbanna scenic spot

Tour 2: Kunming--Three Gorges Project -- Shuibuya Hydropower Project

Three Gorges Project is the largest hydropower project in the world with install capacity of 22500MW. In 2012, the power generation is 84370GWh, setting the record of annual generation capacity since its operation. Shuibuya CFRD is the highest dam of its type, which is completed and has been put into operation for several years with the height of 233.2m and installed capacity of 1840MW.

Flood Discharge of Three Gorges Concrete Gravity Dam

Bird View of Shuibuya CFRD

Tour3: Kunming--Jinanqiao RCC Gravity Dam--The Old Town of Lijiang Tourism

Jinanqiao RCC Gravity Dam is located at the main stream of Jinsha River in Yunnan Province. It was completed in 2010 with height of 160m and installed capacity of 2400MW. Jinanqiao Project started reservoir impoundment on Nov. 25, 2010. Now the reservoir water level has reached the normal water level with good performance.

During the tour, participants will have an opportunity to visit the Old Town of Lijiang, which was listed in the World Cultural Heritages by UNESCO in 1997.It is now a famous and very special tourist attraction for its traditional ethnic culture and customs, inimitable buildings and the wonderful natural views.

Jinanqiao RCC Gravity Dam

丽江古城 丽江古城

The Old Town of Lijiang Tourism

Tour4: Kunming--Xiluodu Arch Dam—Xiangjiaba Gravity Dam

Xiluodu Hydropower Project is situated on the Jinsha River (one branch of Yangtze River). It is a huge hydropower project with comprehensive benefits of primary power generation, sediment control, flood control, downstream navigation improving. The total reservoir capacity is 12.67 billion m3. The dam is concrete double-curvature arch type with maximum height of 285.5m and installed capacity of 12600 MW. The annual average power output of the project is 57.12TWh. The project is now under construction.

Xiangjiaba project is the last hydropower cascade project in the cascade hydro-development of the Jinsha River downstream. It will play a role of regulating plant for the upstream Xiluodu Hydropower Plant. The total reservoir capacity is 5.185 billion m3. The dam is concrete gravity type with a maximum dam height of 161m, a crest length of 909.3m. The total installed capacity of the project is 6000 MW. It is also under construction.

Xiluodu Arch Dam under construction

Xiangjiaba Gravity Dam under construction

Registration Fees

Conference

The registration fee for the Conference for each participant is US$750 before 30 June and US$800 after 1 July 2013. This fee includes the documentation, simultaneous translation, working lunches, coffees during the breaks, and the participation in the various social activities foreseen.

Program for accompanying persons

The registration fee for the accompanying persons is US$400 per person. This fee includes the programmed excursions, the assistance at the sessions of the Opening and Closing of the Conference, and the participation in the various social activities foreseen.

Post study tours

The registration fee for the post study tours will be announced in the second announcement.

Technical Exhibition

The registration fee for the technical exhibition is US$300/m2. Each stand fee will include one free delegate registration for the conference. Details such as the layout for the exhibition stand will be found in the second announcement.

            

Correspondence Address

All pre-registration forms, abstracts and correspondence concerning on the Hydropower 2013--CHINCOLD 2013 Annual Meeting and the 3rd International Symposium on Rockfill Dams should be sent to Secretariat as the following;

Ms. Yao ZHANG  & Ms. Xiao WANG

Secretariat of Hydropower 2013-- CHINCOLD 2013 Annual Meeting and the 3rd International Symposium on Rockfill Dams

Chinese National Committee on Large Dams

Room 1260, IWHR Building A, A1 Fuxing Rd., Beijing 100038, P.R. China

Tel: +86-10-68781709             Fax: +86-10-68712208    

Email: chincold-en@vip.126.com

 
(Publish Time: 2013-02-07 17:12)

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