Representatives on ICOLD Technical Committees

ICOLD has 20 technical committees which review technology in specific areas, such as analysis and design, seismicity, environment, safety, hydraulics, design flood, materials for concrete and fill dams, construction methods, performance monitoring, reservoir sedimentation, ageing, tailings dams, and trans-national rivers. Many international experts participate actively in this work.

As the result of the work on its technical committees, ICOLD publishes between two and ten reports (known as bulletins) yearly; over 150 bulletins are now available. These bulletins represent the state of the art at the time of their publication. Other publications include the World Register of Dams, the World Register of Mine and Industrial Tailings Dams, a six-language Technical Dictionary, abstracts, biographical books, reports and technical documents.

ANCOLD was originally formed as the Australian National Committee of the International Commission on Large Dams in 1937 and has active in the international committee ever since. ANCOLD’s contribution to the work of ICOLD has disproportionate to Australia’s small population. For example ANCOLD is currently represented on 17 of the 22 ICOLD Technical Committees currently in operation. ANCOLD values its membership of, and relationship with, ICOLD. This relationship provides a network whereby members of ANCOLD can readily keep abreast of the latest developments in knowledge of dams internationally.

ANCOLD representatives on ICOLD Technical Committees

Computational Aspects of Analysis and Design of Dams Francisco Lopez
Concrete Dams Peter Buchanan
Dam Safety Shane McGrath
Dam Surveillance Andrew Reynolds
Embankment Dams Gavan Hunter
Engineering Activities with the Planning Process for Water Resources Projects Richard Herweynen
Environment Steven Fox
Flood Evaluation and Dam Safety Peter Hill
Hydro-mechanical Equipment Ian Landon-Jones
Hydraulics for Dams Robert Wark
Operation, Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Dams Steven Fox
Public Safety around Dams Angus Swindon
Seismic Aspects of Dam Design Ian Landon-Jones
Tailings Dams and Waste Lagoons David Brett
World Register of Dams and Documentation Robert Wark (Observer Status)