Guidelines

ANCOLD guidelines are applicable for water or tailings dams with the potential to cause loss of life or significant environmental or physical damage through operation or failure.  Although prepared for dams which would normally be at least 10 to 15m high ANCOLD guidelines can also be used to assist with decisions on smaller dams, particularly where a dam or series or dams creates the potential for loss of life or significant damage.

ANCOLD guidelines are not a design, construction or operation code and practitioners must apply their own considerations, judgements and professional skills when designing, operating and managing dams.

As time goes on there will be improvement in contemporary dam practice and it is intended that ANCOLD guidelines will be updated as circumstances dictate. ANCOLD welcomes comments which will assist with future revisions.

ANCOLD guidelines are available in hardcopy format only and may be purchased by ordering here online through our secure shopping cart or by contacting the secretariat ancold@ancold.org.au.  All prices shown are in Australian Dollars and postage is calculated on checkout. Payment is accepted via VISA, Mastercard, Bank Transfer or cheque.

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Disclaimer: To the maximum permitted by law, each of, ANCOLD Incorporated and its Members, the Convenor and Members of the Working Group which developed these Guidelines, and the Independent Reviewers of these Guidelines exclude all liability to any person arising directly or indirectly from that person using this publication or any information or material contained within it. Any person acting on anything contained in, or omitted from, these Guidelines accepts all risks and responsibilities for losses, damages, costs and other consequences resulting directly or indirectly from such use and should seek appropriate professional advice prior to acting on anything contained in the Guidelines.
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    Regulation and Practice for the Environmental Management of Dams in Australia (June 2014)

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    Guidelines on Design Criteria for Concrete Gravity Dams (September 2013)

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    Guidelines on Tailings Dams – Planning, Design, Construction, Operation and Closure (May 2012)

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    Guidelines for Dam Instrumentation and Monitoring Systems (1983)

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    Guidelines on the Consequence Categories for Dams (October 2012)

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    Guidelines on Risk Assessment (2003)

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    Guidelines on Dam Safety Management (2003)

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    Guidelines on the Environmental Management of Dams (2001)

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    Guidelines on Selection of Acceptable Flood Capacity for Dams (2000)

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    Guidelines on Design of Dams for Earthquake (1998)

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    Guidelines on Strengthening and Raising Concrete Gravity Dams (1992)

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