March 7, 2019 - Updates for Members

What exactly is ICOLD?

What is ICOLD?
The International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) is a non-governmental international organization which provides a forum for exchange of knowledge and experience in dam engineering. ICOLD is a leader in setting standards and guidelines to ensure that dams are built and operated safely, efficiently and economically, and are environmentally sustainable and socially equitable. Every year, ICOLD holds an Annual Meeting and Symposium in a selected country.

ICOLD membership consists of the National Committees of more than 100 countries. The Canadian Dam Association (CDA) is the National Committee representing Canada. All CDA members have access to the benefits of the ICOLD organization.

Technical Committees of ICOLD are the heart of the organization. Membership on each Committee is determined by the needs of the Committee and the countries that choose to be represented. An important part of the annual ICOLD event is the opportunity for all delegates to observe the meetings and workshops of the Technical Committees and interact with experts from other countries.

ICOLD 2019 – Why should I attend?
The Annual Meeting and Symposium for ICOLD moves around the globe and was last held in Canada in 2003.  ICOLD 2018 was held in Austria and ICOLD 2020 will be held in India.  If you’ve never attended an international dam industry event, you should take advantage of this opportunity to attend ICOLD 2019 in Ottawa in June.  Special pricing is available for Young Professionals (YPs) and students.

For more information about ICOLD 2019, please visit the website.