87th Annual Meeting of ICOLD (2019) in Ottawa

In 2019 (June 9 to 14), the ICOLD National Committee of Canada – the Canadian Dam Association (CDA) – prepared a wonderful program for the ICOLD delegates. As part of this meeting, CDA organized an important professional Symposium entitled “Sustainable and Safe Dams Around the World” with relevant topics on dams (water and tailings) and levees.

"For many years CDA has been a leading proponent for dam safety, providing excellent guidelines within Canada and support to other ICOLD countries.  Unfortunately, our dams and hydropower industry has seen several high-profile dam failures or near-failures around the world in the last few years.  As we struggle to understand the variety of causes for these incidents, it is important that our industry comes together for open discussions so that all countries and individual engineers in our profession can learn, thus seeking to avoid future costly repeats of these unfortunate events." - Michael F. Rogers, President, International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD/CIGB)

This 87th ICOLD Annual Meeting was an excellent opportunity for more than 1000 delegates, from the 100 ICOLD member countries to come together and collaborate through high quality technical meetings and social gatherings.

You can download the bulletin, program and special presentations:

To download the Technical papers, please visit the ICOLD website (members only) or click here for the complete zip file.