SANCOLD Programme 2017

Objectives for SANCOLD were developed during 2010 and have been updated in the light of the various Management Meetings.   Some of the proposals have budgetary implications.  The proposals are:

INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

  1. Meaningful participation in ICOLD activities.
  2. Participate in the ICOLD Annual Meeting in 2017.
  3. Greater involvement in the region and African Regional Club.
  4. Strengthen the functioning of the SANCOLD working groups which relate to our representation on ICOLD Committees.

LOCAL ACTIVITIES

 

  1. Attract additional corporate and individual members.
  2. Strengthen the relationship with the DWS Management and Ministry.
  3.  Advertise a new scholarship for 2017.
  4. Preparations for the development of a guideline on floods.
  5. Preparations for the development of a guideline on risk analysis.
  6. Development on a guideline for the application of geofabrics in embankment dams.
  7. Preparations for the development of a publication on Your Dam which will focus on the operation and maintenance of small dam and owners of such dams.
  8. Preparation of a publication on Ecological Water Reserve;
  9. Preparation of a publication on “Your Tailings Dam”;
  10. Preparation of a Guideline on Blasting Practices.
  11. Improvement in the dissemination of SANCOLD and ICOLD publications.
  12. Continued interaction with members particularly via the regular SANCOLD News and the website.
  13. Appoint a new Webmaster, update the website and keep it current and promote the sale of advertisements on the website.
  14. Targeted marketing of SANCOLD.
  15. Promotion of the SANCOLD Young Engineers’ Forum;
  16. Identify and prepare for SANCOLD 2017 Annual Event.
  17. Organise short half-day workshops and/or courses.
  18. Implement accounting software for improved financial matters.
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The Annual South African National Committee on Large Dams (SANCOLD) Conference in 2017 was held in Centurion, Tshwane, from 15 to 17 November 2017

The 2017 SANCOLD event was attended by 219 delegates. A workshop on Dam Safety Issues formed part of the annual event. A variety of technical presentations were made. Various contributions were received from Young Persons below the age of 35.

Tribute to Dr Chris Oosthuizen.

Our friend and colleague Chris Oosthuizen passed away on Saturday 11th November 2017 after a 5 year battle with cancer.

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