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  • High technical content and exciting social/cultural events;
  • Symposium : 430 high quality abstracts received from 51 countries on the 8 themes;
  • Eight Technical Committee Workshops;
  • Meetings of 25 Technical Committees;
  • Five One-Day Technical Tours on both Sunday 15 and Thursday 19 May;
  • Workshops on eight topics on the Thursday and Friday!
  • Nine study tours within South Africa and neighbouring countries. An additional study tour to Namibia has recently been added, which will visit a RCC dam under construction;
  • A large Technical Exhibition;
  • An interesting Accompanying Person Programme which will give the participant insights into the culture, history and wildlife in South Africa;
  • The website has now been updated with the latest information.
Register online at www.icold2016.org.


Monday 16 May 14:00 – 16:00
  • Committee R: Water Storage: Essential Elements and Emerging Trends
  • Committee V: Best Practices for Achieving Reliability of Flood Discharge Gates
  • Committee W: Selection of Dam Type: New Bulletin
  • Committee Z: ICOLD Capacity Building Approach & Plan

Monday 16 May 16:00 – 18:00
  • Committee A: Outcomes of the XIII ICOLD Benchmark Workshop on Numerical Analysis of Dams
  • Committee B: Earthquake Data Recorded at Dam Sites
  • Committee J: Draft bulletin on Case Studies of Sediment Management & National Sedimentation Regulations
  • Committee M: Technological Progress in the Operation of Hydraulic Structures of Dams



We are pleased to announce that a pre-meeting tour to the Neckertal Dam in Namibia has been added as an additional tour option. Refer to details on the Study Tour page.

 Meeting desk at OR Tambo
International Airport, Johannesburg

An ICOLD 2016 Meeting Desk will be provided in the International Arrivals Hall of the OR Tambo Airport to welcome you to South Africa. The desk will provide advice and assistance regarding transfers to your hotel. Flight information is requested in the registration process.