HOSTING OF THE ICOLD ANNUAL MEETING 2016 IN SOUTH AFRICA

 

 

South Africa is not well-endowed with major rivers and is an arid country with an average rainfall of about 500 mm which is about half of the world average of 860 mm. Water engineers in South and Southern Africa have had to implement innovative water projects to meet the increasing demands for water for human use, food production, industries and mines, energy and the environment. Large inter-basin transfer projects have been constructed in association with neighbouring countries.

 

Johannesburg has been selected as the venue for the 84th ICOLD Annual Meeting. It is a modern, centrally located city and provides good facilities for the meeting. Johannesburg was formed after the discovery of gold in 1886. The city is not located on a major river and all water has to be imported from various distant sources. The mining of gold has given rise to severe challenges of acid mine water which could pollute water systems and for which major technical solutions have been implemented.

 

The Organising Committee of the South African National Committee (SANCOLD) has been hard at work at ensuring a high technical content for the meeting by way of one-day technical tours, symposium and workshops, exhibition and study tours. A social and accompanying person’s programme has been devised to give you a taste of Africa.

 

 

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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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CHINCOLD 2018 

The 11th CHINCOLD Workshop is scheduled  for  12 to 19 October 2018. More detaiks are available as per the attachment.

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