Technical Programme

Technical Programme


Click here to view the Preliminary Draft Programme. Please Note: some changes may occur in Preliminary Programme.


A summary of the programme for the 84th ICOLD Annual Meeting is given below. The Pocket Programme which will be distributed in Johannesburg will contain further detail regarding times, venues etc.

Date Technical Programme AP Programme Social Programme
Morning Afternoon Morning Afternoon Morning Afternoon Evening
Sunday 15 May Technical One-Day Tours*
ICOLD Board Meeting
ICOLD Board & Local Organising Committee       City Tour*  
Monday 16 May ICOLD Board Meeting
Meeting of Chairmen of Technical Committees & ICOLD Board
Young Engineers’ Forum Meeting
Technical Exhibition Open
Media Conference
Technical Committee Workshops
Meeting of Francophone countries

Cradle of Humankind 
Soweto (Full day)

Pretoria City City Tour* City Tour* Welcome Reception*
Tuesday 17 May Meetings of Technical Committees
Technical Exhibition (all day)
Regional Club Meetings Pilanesberg & Sun City
Cheetah Centre
Gold Reef City & Apartheid Museum 
Soweto     Young Professionals’ Social*
Wednesday 18 May Symposium (All day) Plenary and then 4 parallel sessions
Technical Exhibition (all day)
Gold Reef City & Apartheid Museum
Cradle of Humankind
Soweto (Full day)
Pretoria City     Lesedi Cultural Village*
Thursday 19 May Technical One-Day Tours*
Technical Exhibition (all day)
Workshops (2 parallel sessions)

Pilanesberg & Sun City
Cheetah Centre

Pretoria City      
Friday 20 May 84th ICOLD General Assembly (all day)
Technical Exhibition (all day)
Workshops (2 parallel sessions)
Gold Reef City & Apartheid Museum
Cradle of Humankind
Cheetah Centre Soweto
Pretoria City     Farewell Dinner*
  • The Registration Desk at the Sandton Convention Centre will be open each day from Saturday 14 May.
  • Detailed times and venues will be provided in the Pocket Programme.
  • Refer to the website for detail of pre- and post- study tours.
  • *Indicates that the cost of the Event is included in the Registration Fee.
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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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