From the ICOLD 2019 website:
The ICOLD National Committee of Canada – the Canadian Dam Association (CDA) – has prepared a wonderful program in an exciting venue for this meeting. With almost 1000 large dams, including mega-projects such as Muskrat Falls Dam, Complex La Romaine to the East and Site C Dam to the West, Canada has much to be proud of for its development of dams for hydropower and mining, and much to share with the world. As part of this meeting, CDA has organized an important professional Symposium entitled “Sustainable and Safe Dams Around the World” with relevant topics on dams (water and tailings) and levees.
For many years CDA has been a leading proponent for dam safety, providing excellent guidelines within Canada and support to other ICOLD countries. Unfortunately, our dams and hydropower industry has seen several high-profile dam failures or near-failures around the world in the last few years. As we struggle to understand the variety of causes for these incidents, it is important that our industry comes together for open discussions so that all countries and individual engineers in our profession can learn, thus seeking to avoid future costly repeats of these unfortunate events.
This 87th ICOLD Annual Meeting will be an excellent opportunity for more than 1000 delegates, from the 100 ICOLD member countries to come together and collaborate. We will partake in high quality technical meetings; enjoy social gatherings; and cherish many happy smiles at our “annual reunion” in 2019.