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08 October, 2014
ICOLD’s Annual Meeting was recently held in Bali, Indonesia in June 2014. The event was well attended with over 1500 delegates. The lively meeting had many technical committees; up to six concurrent sessions took place at the symposium, and several innovative Knowledge Transfer Workshops helped colleagues share information from newly completed ICOLD guidance Bulletins. Technical tours included visiting the Titab Dam which is currently under construction as well as other dams on the Indonesian islands. A summary of the meeting, including details on the new ICOLD Bulletin on internal erosion, is given below.
Milestone reached at Xayaburi with first major gate installation
02 September, 2014
After a lengthy process of preparation, the first significant hydraulic steel structures are being installed by the Whessoe/KGAL team at the 1285MW Xayaburi hydroelectric project in Northern Laos.
Oxford study on large dams: the right to reply
25 June, 2014
Members of the dam industry have expressed their concern about a recent study from the University of Oxford on large dams. They claim it is unrepresentative; questioning the methodology used and the subjective conclusions it makes. Here they have their say.
Working on levees and embankments
28 April, 2014
John Wolfhope and Mike Shiflett from Freese and Nichols give a brief overview of an ICOLD workshop on earthen embankments and levees
Power list: who will infuence the hydropower sector in 2014?
25 March, 2014
Who will be helping to shape the hydropower industry in 2014? The editorial team at IWP&DC reveals a list of the people we think will have major influence on the market this year.
Public safety around dams: is it taken seriously enough?
13 March, 2014
Public safety is part of the social licence to operate dams, says Tony Bennett, Chairman of ICOLD’s Technical Committee on Public Safety Around Dams. Here he talks with Suzanne Pritchard and explains why the subject needs to be ranked as an important technical discipline alongside dam safety.