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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The Annual South African National Committee on Large Dams (SANCOLD) Conference in 2017 will be held in Centurion, Tshwane between Wednesday 15 and Friday 17 November 2017

 SANCOLD invites all from Africa and the wider family of ICOLD to participate in the Conference which will include technical presentations, technical panel discussions and an exhibition. This event will offer dam and water resources engineers as well as all contributing to the dam engineering industry important international, regional and local linkages, networking and the exchange of knowledge and experiences.

SANCOLD 2017 will be an ECSA Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accredited event and attendance for the three days will receive 3.0 credits (1 credit /day).

Please download the Abstract format 2017 V1 file here

Please download the First Announcement 2017 file here

 

 

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