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ICOLD 2017 Summary Update

Over twenty BDS Members attended the 85th Annual Meeting of International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD 2017) last week in Prague. Several new members were appointed to ICOLD Technical Committees at the General Assembly in Prague to act as our UK representatives. The appointments were as follows:

  • Technical Committee A on Computational Aspects of Analysis and Design of Dams - Loizos Pelecanos approved as the UK Member
  • Technical Committee G on the Environment - Tracey Williamson elected to the role of Committee Vice President
  • Technical Committee M on Operation, Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Dams - Craig Goff approved as the UK Member to take over from John Gosden
  • Technical Committee S on Flood Evaluation and Dam Safety - Alan Warren approved as the UK Member to take over from Martin Airey
  • Technical Committee Y on Climate Change - Steve Usher approved as the UK Member to take over from Martin Airey
  • Committee XX Young Engineers Forum (YEF) - Sam Tudor was elected to the ICOLD YEF Board for a three year term.

Congratulations to all the BDS Members and our thanks go to the outgoing UK representatives on these committees.

Progress reports on the work of the committees will be provided in future editions of the Dams & Reservoirs Journal.

It was also announced at the General Assembly that three reports are now ready for publication and will soon be available to BDS Members on the ICOLD website free of charge as follows:

  1. A bulletin from the Technical Committee on Hydraulics for Dams called "Technical advancements in spillway design - progress and innovations from 1985 to 2015".
  2. A bulletin from the Technical Committee on Integrated Operation of Hydropower Stations and Reservoirs called "Integrated Operation of Hydropower Stations and Reservoirs".
  3. A report from the Ad Hoc Committee on Capacity Building called "Action Plan on Capacity Building".

For details on how to access these bulletins, and indeed previously published ones, please contact the BDS Technical Secretary, Andrew Pepper at: HonTechSec@britishdams.org

 

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