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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Dam Safety in the Mining Environment

The need was identified for a training workshop on “Dam Safety in the Mining Environment” hosted by SANCOLD in collaboration with Exxaro from 25 to 26 October 2018. Although the workshop will focus on the mining environment, all stakeholders involved with “dirty water” dams will benefit from this training workshop.

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Dam Surveillance 5 to 6 November 2018           

A training workshop on “Dam surveillance including the art of measurements, proper interpretation and the importance of inspections” will be hosted by SANCOLD from 5 and 6 November 2018.

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SANCOLD Annual Event 2018

The Annual South African National Committee on Large Dams (SANCOLD) 2018 Conference will be held at the NH Cape Town Lord Charles Hotel in Somerset West in the Western Cape from Wednesday 7 to Friday 9 November 2018.

SANCOLD invites all from South Africa, Africa and the wider family of ICOLD to participate in the Conference which will include technical presentations, technical tours and an exhibition. This event will offer all those contributing to the dam engineering industry including dam and water resources engineers important international, regional and local linkages, networking and the exchange of knowledge and experience opportunities.

SANCOLD 2018 will be an ECSA Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accredited event and attendance for all three days will receive 3.0 credits (1 credit/day).

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