Welcome To SANCOLD

BACKGROUND

SANCOLD, the South African National Committee on Large Dams, which has been traditionally involved in the development and promotion of dams in South Africa through its participation since 1965 in ICOLD, the International Commission on Large Dams, has restructured its constitution to bring it in line with international practice. In this new format, SANCOLD will be constituted to be inclusive, widely embracing and democratically representative of the dam community in South Africa.

MISSION

SANCOLD's mission is to:

  • Create and promote an awareness and understanding amongst South Africans of the role of dams in the beneficial and sustainable development of South Africa’s water resources;
  • Advance the knowledge and skills relating to the science and art of planning, design, construction, management operation maintenance, rehabilitation and decommissioning of dams amongst its members in a safe, financially sound ecologically and socially sustainable manner;
  • Provide a democratically elected national committee in South Africa to represent South Africa on ICOLD;
  • Provide forums for local interaction between interested participants in the dam industry; and
  • Engage with other African countries in support of initiatives such as those of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) as well as those of ICOLD.

VISION

SANCOLD's vision is to develop and maintain South Africa 's water resources in a safe, financially sound, ecologically and socially sustainable manner.

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SANCOLD Annual Event 2019: November 2019

The SANCOLD Annual Conference will be at Kopanong Hotel and Conference Centre, Benoni, Gauteng on 6-8 November 2019. More details will follow in April 2019.

 

Stellenbosch University Course on Hydraulic Structures
                              
The Stellenbosch University will be hosting a 4-day course on the sustainable design, construction, operation and maintenance of large hydraulic structures. The course will take place from 21 to 24 May 2019. Download the brochure for more details.

 

SANCOLD News 2019

SANCOLD Scholarship 2019


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