Programme 2018

Programme 2018

INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES

  1. Meaningful participation in ICOLD activities.
  2. Participate in the ICOLD Annual Meeting in 2018.
  3. Greater involvement in the region and African Regional Club.
  1. 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 2018.
  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. 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. 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 Person’s Forum (YPF);
  16. Identify and prepare for SANCOLD 2018 Annual Event.
  17. Organise short half-day workshops and/or courses.
  18. Implement accounting software for improved financial matters.
  19. Activate the National Flood Studies Programme (NFSP).

 

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Dam Safety in the Mining Environment

The need was identified for a training workshop on “Dam Safety in the Mining Environment” hosted by SANCOLD in collaboration with Exxaro from 25 to 26 October 2018. Although the workshop will focus on the mining environment, all stakeholders involved with “dirty water” dams will benefit from this training workshop.

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Dam Surveillance 5 to 6 November 2018           

A training workshop on “Dam surveillance including the art of measurements, proper interpretation and the importance of inspections” will be hosted by SANCOLD from 5 and 6 November 2018.

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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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