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Dam Surveillance – Lessons Learnt From Case Histories / Surveillance des Barrages – Leçons Tirées d’Études de cas Bulletin 180

Dam Surveillance – Lessons Learnt From Case Histories / Surveillance des Barrages – Leçons Tirées d’Études de cas: Bulletin 180

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By ICOLD CIGB
April 19, 2022

ICOLD Bulletin 180 presents the vast experience gained over the past 6 decades by the dam engineering community in the field of dam surveillance by means of 80 case histories. The documented case histories endeavour to cover the practical experiences related with one or several of the following ...

Operation of Hydraulic Structures of Dams / Exploitation des Structures Hydrauliques de Barrages Bulletin 178

Operation of Hydraulic Structures of Dams / Exploitation des Structures Hydrauliques de Barrages: Bulletin 178

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By ICOLD CIGB
February 02, 2022

This bulletin 178, Operation of Hydraulic Structures of Dams, is an update of Bulletin 49A (1986), which was the second edition of Bulletin 49 (1984). The current update was prepared using developments and progress made in the last 30 years with operation equipment, staff building and training, and...

Supplement to the Position Paper on Dams and the Environment

Supplement to the Position Paper on Dams and the Environment

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By CIGB ICOLD
January 27, 2022

ICOLD Bulletin 159, Supplement to the Position Paper on Dams and the Environment, summarizes the role of dams in the future in the context of the global environmental changes which have become a significant issue in recent years. Global problems such as climate change have impacts on dam safety. ...

Integrated Operation of Hydropower Stations and Reservoirs/Exploitation des centrales hydroélectriques et des Réservoirs

Integrated Operation of Hydropower Stations and Reservoirs/Exploitation des centrales hydroélectriques et des Réservoirs

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By CIGB ICOLD
December 16, 2021

Integrated operation of hydropower stations and reservoirs has become a trend of hydropower exploitation, as an effective technical measure, integrated operation can improve the utilization efficiency of water resources, reduce the risks of flood and drought disaster, increase the safety and ...

Tailings Dam Design / Conception des Barrages de Stériles Miniers Technology Update / Mise à Jour des Technologies

Tailings Dam Design / Conception des Barrages de Stériles Miniers: Technology Update / Mise à Jour des Technologies

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Cigb Icold
December 13, 2021

Tailings are produced from the processing of mineral ores and are commonly stored within embankment dams. The design of the dams requires application of sound engineering principles and an understanding of the properties of the tailings. This Bulletin provides a framework for classifying different ...

Environmental Fluid Mechanics - Méchanique des Fluides Environnementaux

Environmental Fluid Mechanics - Méchanique des Fluides Environnementaux

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By CIGB ICOLD
November 30, 2021

Dams are planned, constructed, and operated to meet human needs - generation of energy, irrigated agricultural production, flood control, public and industrial supply, supply of drinking water, and various other purposes. Dams impound water in reservoirs during times of high flood that can be used ...

Dams and Water Transfers – An Overview / Barrages et Transferts d’Eau - Aperçu

Dams and Water Transfers – An Overview / Barrages et Transferts d’Eau - Aperçu

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Cigb Icold
November 04, 2021

The present Bulletin presents a complete response from the ‘Technical Committee of ICOLD on Dams and Water Transfer (CDWT)’ to the Terms of Reference. It starts with related global information, brings out related efforts made in countries with completely differing climate, economy, population ...

Mathematical Modelling of Sediment Transport and Deposition in Reservoirs - Guidelines and Case Studies / Modélisation Mathématique du Transport et des Dépôts de Sédiments dans les Réservoirs - Lignes Directrices et Études de Cas

Mathematical Modelling of Sediment Transport and Deposition in Reservoirs - Guidelines and Case Studies / Modélisation Mathématique du Transport et des Dépôts de Sédiments dans les Réservoirs - Lignes Directrices et Études de Cas

1st Edition

By Cigb Icold
June 28, 2021

As reservoir sedimentation has proven to be a serious problem in South Africa, research in this field has been ongoing for more than 70 years. This publication emanates from extensive research which has been undertaken over the past 30 years with the support of the South African Department of Water...

Position Paper Dam Safety and Earthquakes

Position Paper Dam Safety and Earthquakes

1st Edition

Edited By CIGB ICOLD
June 28, 2021

Earthquakes have always been a significant aspect of the design and safety of dams. This position paper deals with the seismic safety of large dams, based on experiences with large earthquakes in Japan (Tohoku earthquake, 2011, Richter magnitude 9.0), in China (Wenchuan earthquake, 2008, Richter ...

Dam Safety Management / Gestion de la Sécurité des Barrages Pre operational phases of the dam life cycle / Phases de conception, construction et mise en service

Dam Safety Management / Gestion de la Sécurité des Barrages: Pre operational phases of the dam life cycle / Phases de conception, construction et mise en service

1st Edition

By Cigb Icold
June 11, 2021

Dam Safety Management is a major concern during the entire lifetime cycle of a dam scheme. This is particularly true for the operational phase of the scheme that represents by far the longest period in its lifetime cycle. Bulletin 154 presented a general approach and concepts to be applied to dam ...

Roller-Compacted Concrete Dams

Roller-Compacted Concrete Dams

1st Edition

Edited By CIGB ICOLD
December 23, 2020

ICOLD Bulletin 177 ‘Roller-Compacted Concrete Dams’ presents the state-of-the-art on roller-compacted concrete technology for dams, incorporating the advances of the RCC technology for dams over the last 15 years since the previous Bulletin on the topic was released in 2003. Hence, the present ...

Dams for Hydroelectric Energy Barrages pour l’Énergie Hydroélectrique

Dams for Hydroelectric Energy Barrages pour l’Énergie Hydroélectrique

1st Edition

Edited By CIGB ICOLD
December 16, 2020

The Bulletin is intended as a general document aimed at a wide technical audience involved with or affected by hydropower. Basic background data and some statistics are presented, with specific reference to hydro-electricity production, hydropower dams, hydropower plants, in operation or under ...

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