ICOLD 2020: Symposium on Sustainable Development of Dams and River Basins, 4-10th April 2020 at New Delhi

ICOLD 2020: Symposium on Sustainable Development of Dams and River Basins, 4-10th April 2020 at New Delhi

Greetings from INCOLD, New Delhi.

88th ICOLD Annual Meeting and Symposium Initial Bulletin

Call for Abstract

During the ICOLD 2020 event, the following events are being organized:

1. Symposium on Sustainable Development of Dams and River Basins


1. Modern Technologies in Survey and Investigation for Sustainable Dam Development

2. Simulation Methodologies for Dam Analysis and Design

3. Advances in Dam Safety, Risk Assessment and Management

4. Advances in the Rehabilitation of Dams and Appurtenant works:

(a) Innovations and Adaptations in Intakes, Spillways and Gates

(b) Advancement in Materials for Dam Repair and Rehabilitation

(c) New Approaches in Energy Dissipation Arrangements in High Velocity Spillways.

(d) Causes of Damages and Structural Performance Evaluation of Dams.

(e) Rehabilitation Technologies to Enhance Dam Safety

(f) Underwater Inspection, Robotics and Repair Methodologies for Dams.

(g) Modernization, Optimization and Rehabilitation of Aging Dams

(h) Dam Surveillance and Monitoring

5. River Basin Development and Management including Optimization of Reservoirs Operation

6. Innovative Construction Methodology and Contracting Practices

7. Impacts of Climate Change – Sustainable Dams and Hydropower Development including Pumped Storage

8. Engineering Challenges and Safety of Tailing Dams.

8-9th April 2020
2. Workshop on Numerical Analysis of Dams

Numerical modelling has become an indispensable and powerful tool for design and safety assessment of dams. The benchmark-workshop being organized by INCOLD under the aegis of ICOLD Technical Committee A “Computational Aspects of Analysis and Design of Dams” will provide an excellent opportunity for engineers, researchers and operators to present and exchange their experiences and the latest developments related to the design, performance and monitoring of dams

7th April 2020
3 Workshop on Roller Compacted Concrete Dams

RCC dams have the virtues of saving a great deal of concrete, building quickly, bringing project cost down, early completion of the project and so on. Hence, this technique of constructing dams has quickly spread and applied since it came out. Today, there are more than 400 RCC dams in more than 40 countries where great successful experiences

have been observed. There appears a need to create awareness about RCC technology including planning, design, construction, equipment, cost aspects, O&M etc. especially highlighting the scope for utilization of bulk quantity of fly ash being produced annually in thermal power stations in the country.

4 Workshop on Reservoir Operation for Handling of Extreme Events

Over the years, India has frequently witnessed the floods causing numerous loss of lives and extensive damages to the infrastructure, agricultural production and other properties in different parts of the country. In recent years, severe floods were experienced in Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Chennai and Kerala due to excessive rains have proved that operation policies of existing dams and the structural and non-structural measures are less effective due to anthropogenic activities in the river basins. Such flooding is attributed to the climate change. Thus, there is need for a paradigm shift from flood control to flood management, which has been recognized only during the past decade.

5 Workshop on Life Extension Technologies and Strategies for Aging Dams

This Workshop will provide participants an understanding of how dam owners evaluate decisions relating to extending the life of a dam and new technologies and techniques that are used globally. The Workshop will identify the common aging mechanisms that relate to potential failure of dams. Some of the aging processes that will be examined include concrete deterioration mechanisms, reduced drain efficiency, erosion of the downstream foundation, erosion due to high velocity, cavitation, gate reliability issues and failure of water stops. The Workshop will conclude with case studies that explore the impact of key aging mechanisms on the safety of concrete dams.

10th April 2020
6 Workshop on Sediment Management in Reservoirs for Sustainable Development

Sedimentation poses a significant threat to the longevity, usefulness, and sustainable operations of both storage reservoirs and run of the river projects. Over time, sediment builds up in reservoirs and displaces usable storage volume, which in turn negatively affects hydropower generation reduces the reliability of domestic and irrigation water supply, flood management services and degrades aquatic habitat. Climate change is also expected to increase sediment loads in many rivers, amplifying the threat of reservoir sedimentation. The workshop will offer a good scope for exchange of experiences in order to understand how efficiently sediment control measures can deal with reservoir

sedimentation, their impacts on sediment loads and on trapping of sediment. It would provide exposure of state of the art technology in all aspects of sediment management, especially considering participation of eminent international experts

7 Workshop on Seismic Analysis for Dam Design and Safety Evaluation of Existing Dams

The workshop will provide opportunity for dissemination of the international state of the art and good practices in the seismic design of dams by the global experts, which have taken place during the last 50 years. Deliberations will included:

• From pseudo-static to dynamic seismic analysis of dams.

• From seismic coefficient to safety evaluation earthquake ground motion.

• From single ground shaking hazard to multiple seismic hazards.

• From safety factors to rational seismic performance criteria.


Details of the ICOLD event are available on URL: www.ICOLD2020.org


Deadline for submission of abstract is 30th September 2019.


Conference Secretariat

Indian Committee on large Dams

Plot No. 4, Institutional Area, Malcha Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110 021(INDIA)

Phone: 91-11-2611 6567; 6115984, Fax: 91-11-2611 6347;

E-mail: [email protected][email protected]; Web: www.icold2020.org



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