5th Asia – Pacific Group – International Symposium on Water and Dams (APG 2019) Tehran, Iran

Dear Chairmen of National Committees of APG Club,

I am writing to you regarding the 5th Asia – Pacific Group – International Symposium on Water and Dams (APG 2019) which is held in Tehran, Iran on December 10 – 11, 2019.

It is kindly noted that the local steering and executive committees of APG 2019 are working so hard to organize and schedule a five-day program for interested participants and more importantly for our foreign guests come from across the world. In this respect, weekly meetings are regularly held by all members of the executive committees in order to control the progress of various issues and relevant activities. The modern and well equipped IRIB International Conference Center has been already booked for the symposium venue. The necessary actions for getting the required approvals from the government cabinet and science and research Ministry, reserving the pre- and post-symposium tours, booking the publisher and other related affairs have been conducted. In parallel, high-level negotiations with governmental officials and industrial directors are underway to receive their substantial financial and spiritual supports concerning this event.

Up to now, an overwhelmingly positive response and large number of abstracts have been received from local researchers and experts from inside the country. However, we have not received any abstract from the members of foreign national committees which is extremely disappointing for the local organizing committee of APG 2019.

As the main and most important aim of the local organizing committee is to have the maximum involvement of foreign participants; thus, in case we won’t receive the sufficient number of papers from the respected members of national committees, we have to cancel the upcoming APG 2019 international symposium in spite of the various actions and efforts that have been already done by the organizing committee.

Thus, herein, I would like to invite all national committees to actively participate in this international symposium. In fact, widespread and comprehensive participation of all ICOLD national committees and their respected members, particularly those of APG club, are significantly required and expected.

IRCOLD as the host organization will be very grateful if national committees, as an auspice and supportive organization for our Symposium, could help us to promote the APG 2019 and announce it as widely as possible to potential candidates and to their relevant databases and networks in their home country and motive them to participate. We expect a large number of participants from across the world in this important scientific event.

For those authors missed the official deadline of abstract submission, there is still this opportunity to submit their abstracts together with their full papers up to September 30, 2019 which is the deadline of full paper submission.

Latest news and detailed information are available on the Symposium website at: www.APG2019.ir

If you need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact the symposium secretariat office at [email protected]

Thank you very much for your kind co-operation and support in advance. Your participation and supportive presence would be a real pleasure for us.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in the friendly and safe city of Tehran along with your colleagues, family and friends. Enjoy the hospitality and culture of beautiful IRAN during your stay.

Sincerely yours,

Prof. Ali Noorzad

Vice President of ICOLD

President of IRCOLD

Chairman of APG 2019

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