To recognize major achievements of dam technology and define milestone projects in this field, with the support of ICOLD, International Milestone Awards for RCC dams, have been set up. These milestone dam projects represent the main achievements and can be used as valuable reference for future development of dams. Recognizing International Milestone Dam Projects is an effective way to focus on, and raise awareness about, achievements in dam technology and promote best practice in the world.

Jia Jhinseng
Honorary president of ICOLD
Kyoto 2012
There are a great number of RCC dams constructed in last three decades around the globe. Some of them, were recognized as International Milestone RCC Projects at the 5th Symposium on RCC dams, held at Guiyang, on 2007:


Dam name (Heigth) Country
Longtan (216.5 m) China
Miel I (188 m) Colombia
Miyagese (156 m) Japan
Olivenhein Dam (97.1 m) USA
Ralco Dam (155 m) Chile
Rialb (101 m) Spain
Salto Caxias (67 m) Brazil
Wolwedans (70 m) South Africa

The main basic eligibility criteria for an International Milestone RCC dam project must include:

  • Technical innovation in design, construction, operation or other aspects
  • Good performance after completion
  • Attention during the construction and operation stages to environmental protection and social aspects
  • Attention paid to raising awareness of technical achievements and advanced experience.

The Organizing Committee of the 6th Symposium on RCC Dams would like to invite experts and countries involved on the design or construction of this kind of dams to suggest some of these projects as International Milestone RCC dam projects.

Once received the proposals, what must be addressed to the Organizing Committee of the 6th Symposium on RCC Dams (, before September 15, 2012, SPANCOLD, CHINCOLD and a international team of experts will make a evaluation of all the proposals and finally will decide four International Milestone Projects and a Special Award winner.
A special celebration to award the representatives (owner, designer, construction contractor, etc) will be held during the Symposium.

Information to be included in the proposal (Maximum 6 pages: DIN-A4 size paper: 21 x 29.7 cm, single spacing, Times New Roman 10 point font size):

  • Brief introduction of the project
  • Main characteristics of the dam (location, dam height, dam volume, dam purpose, construction period, RCC placing rates, etc.)
  • Innovative progress
  • Major technical achievements
  • Environmental aspects
  • Main companies involved (Owner, Designer, Prime contractor, Main consultants…)
  • Some illustrative pictures (format JPG only; 300 PPI; if possible, in separate files)

Below is the report sent by SPANCOLD to the organization of the 5th Symposium on RCC dams nominating Rialb Dam (Ebro river basin authority, 101 m high) as a possible International Milestone Project. This document can be used as Template.


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