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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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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