about SANCOLD

The South African National Committee on Large Dams (SANCOLD) has revised its constitution and will be restructured as the new SANCOLD.  The new SANCOLD will continue, as in the past, to represent South Africa on ICOLD, the International Commission on Large Dams and will support ICOLD's mission in South Africa.

The new SANCOLD’s mission will be to advance the science and art of planning, design, construction, operation, management, maintenance, rehabilitation and decommissioning of dams, to develop South African water resources in a safe, financially sound, ecologically and socially sustainable manner.  The new SANCOLD is thus committed to fostering technical excellence and good practice in all of these aspects of the dam industry.

SANCOLD was often seen as being an elite organisation, only narrowly representative of the true role players in the industry.  The new SANCOLD will, however, be constituted to be inclusive, widely embracing and democratically representative of the dam community in South Africa.  The new SANCOLD will thus be a vehicle to bring the various groups, inevitably involved in projects concerning dams and water resources, closer together.

The new SANCOLD Management Committee will be democratically elected, and will strive towards demographic, gender and young-person representation on the elected committee.  The new structure of SANCOLD is shown on the organogram and set out in the new Constitution.  The intention is to have these changes implemented by the end of 2008.

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Workshop and Technical Tour in China: October 2017

To promote the “World Declaration on Hydropower and Dams for African Sustainable Development” launched at the ICOLD 80th Anniversary in 2008 in Paris as well as the “World Declaration on Water Storage for Sustainable Development” launched at the ICOLD 24th Congress in 2012 in Kyoto, CHINCOLD has been carrying out annual workshops and study tours for members of the African Regional Club since 2009. This year CHINCOLD has invited members of the African Club to the 10th Workshop and Technical Tour in October 2017 in Changsha, Hunan Province of China.

Kindly contact the Secretary for more details. Submissions in the correct format to the Secretary of SANCOLD is required by 15 May 2017

Please download CHINCOLD CV Template here

 

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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