CDA/ACB Gazette
April 2018 / avril 2018

Canadians Being Showcased on the World Stage

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Papers from nine Canadians will be part of the 2018 Congress of the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD), being held in Vienna, Austria this July.

Unlike a regular conference, the process for contributing to an ICOLD Congress is quite comprehensive. Papers are solicited by the national bodies of the member countries (in Canada’s case, CDA) and reviewed. Those accepted by CDA’s International Committee were submitted for the upcoming Congress.

Papers responded to one of four "questions".  Each question is assigned a General Reporter who then reviews all the papers in their category.  Each General Reporter will then select a certain number of papers to be presented in Vienna.  At this time, CDA has received confirmation that two of the nine authors have been asked to present in Vienna: a rare honour.

Once the list of papers and presenters is final, CDA will publish the list of Canadians contributing to the ICOLD 2018 Congress.

Congress Topics
The ICOLD World Congress provides the unique opportunity to present and discuss questions on a worldwide perspective. Each Question is introduced by a General Reporter summarizing, highlighting and concluding on the contributions received. Each general report is accompanied by four sessions of two hours on subtopics and related further aspects. Enough time is allocated for discussions and experience exchange.

Attend the Congress to learn the latest approaches to:
Q100 – Reservoir Sedimentation and Sustainable Development
Q101 – Safety and Risk Analysis
Q102 – Geology and Dams
Q103 – Small Dams and Levees

Early Bird Registration Fee has been extended!
The early bird fee has been extended until April 13, 2018! Take advantage and register now!  Click here to go to the ICOLD 2018 Registration page.


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