Dams: Incidents and Accidents – What Can We Learn?

- Nov 13, 2013
Sweco Building
Gjörwellsgatan 22
Stockholm , Sweden

Dear colleagues,

The European Club of ICOLD (International Commission on Large Dams), together with the Swedish National Committee of ICOLD would like to invite to a workshop with title “Dams: Incidents and Accidents – What Can We Learn?”.

This workshop will focus on lessons learnt from incidents and accidents, mainly in Europe, but also from other parts of the world.

The workshop will be divided in different sessions where cases will be described and discussed more in detail. The typical attendee will be engineers, dam owners, consultants, regulators, etc. The number of participants will be restricted to 100 persons.

Each presentation will be given ample time (40-45 min) to be able to include more details than would usually be the case, and there will be a good opportunity to discuss and debate in connection to each presentation.

Areas covered will include different types of dams, such as concrete dams, earth dams, tailings dams, as well as important subsystems such as gates and control systems.

Interested speakers are invited to submit their cases to the Organizing Committee before September 12, 2013 to the following address:swedcold@sweco.se

If there is interest in a study trip, this will potentially be arranged. This full day trip will take you approximately 200 km north of Stockholm to the Älvkarleby HPP, where the hydraulic laboratories of Vattenfall are situated.

DATE: November 11-12, 2013 (study trip November 13)
VENUE: Sweco Building, Stockholm, Sweden
LANGUAGE: English (translation will not be provided)

Proposed accommodation is at the Courtyard Hotel by Marriott in Stockholm, where a room block has been made. Alternatives can be found at www.visitstockholm.se. Each participant will pay accommodation separately.

Further information on hotel reservation procedures and registration for the workshop will be provided in upcoming announcements.

Organized by:

ICOLD European Club
Swedish National Committee of ICOLD

Workshop Organizing Committee:
Anders Isander, Sweden, Committee Chairman
José Polimón, Spain, EurCOLD President
Ignacio Escuder, Spain, EurCOLD Secretary
Tony Deakin, United Kingdom
Juha Laasonen, Finland

For further information, contact: