International Dam Safety Conference 2019 – Bhubaneswar, India

On behalf of the Central Water Commission, Ministry of Water Resources, RD & GR, Govt. of India, I take great pleasure to invite all the professionals associated with dam safety and related disciplines to the International Dam Safety Conference – 2019 to be held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India during 13-14 February 2019. The Conference program will include enlightening presentations from leading professionals in the water resources sector, an exhibition of latest technology and services and a study tour to Hirakud dam – the longest earthen dam in India and the biggest artificial lake in Asia.

India ranks third globally with over 5200 large dams in operation. Dam owners, policy makers, dam professionals, institutions, scientists, industry, etc., from within India and around the world are expected to participate in this event to share their knowledge and experience for addressing the dam safety concerns.
We look forward to your enlightening participation in the Conference.

(S. Masood Husain)
Central Water Commission
New Delhi, India

Paper deadline has been extended until December 15, 2018. Information regarding this conference can be found at

The country’s need torehabilitate and upgrade their approximately 50,000 dams (nearly 600 are largedams) is the reason behind this annual series.  India dams practice has been influenced by England and France engineeringfor decades and there is a strong interest to involve more participation fromU.S. engineering firms. The conference organizers are interested in havingattendees and presenters from the US. They perceive the U.S. dams practice asbeing innovative in rehabilitation and “smart dam” upgrades. For more information please contact Dan Johnson at [email protected].

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