Welcome to the website of the 85th Annual Meeting
of International Comission on Large Dams


Dear colleagues, ladies and gentlemen,

On behalf of the Czech National Committee on Large Dams, I would like to cordially invite you to this year’s 85th Annual Meeting of the International Commission on Large Dams held in Prague in a pleasant, calm and intimate atmosphere of the historic city situated on the picturesque Vltava River.

I am looking forward to meeting you in Prague, to our shared unforgettable experiences
and stimuli and inspiration for our future work. 

Ladislav Satrapa
Chairman, Czech National Committee on Large Dams
Chairman, ICOLD 2017 Organizing Committee       


We are pleased to announce that we have added a photogallery of the ICOLD 2017 Congress to Flickr.
We hope you will enjoy the pictures and that you will keep some of them as a souvenir from the ICOLD 2017 Congress.

Updated list of participants is available.

Do not miss useful information before you go.

Programme of the Symposium has been added.

Pocket programme is available to download.

Instructions for presenters are available.

A Congress app with all information around will be made available for download to all attendees during June 2017. More information

Detailed information about TW2 – Specific Traits of Small Reservoirs and Dams available.

Updated List of participants added. 

Opening hours of the Hospitality Desk at Vaclav Havel Airport

Saturday, July 1 10:00 – 20:00
Sunday, July 2 08:00 – 20:00
Monday, July 3 08:00 – 18:00

Information about Study Tours updated. More information

Technical Tour TT5 - Tailings dam Dolní Rožínka added. More information

Early registration deadline has been extended to April 18, 2017.

STUDY TOURS – the registration deadline for Study tours is on May 15, 2017!

The deadline for submitting full papers has been extended to February 19, 2017.   

On-line registration has been open. REGISTER NOW! The early registration deadline ends on March 31, 2017.

The Final Bulletin in English is available to download HERE.

Template for preparing full papers is available here.          

We would like to thank all authors who submitted their abstracts for the ICOLD 2017.

459 abstracts have been accepted for the ICOLD 2017.

Topic Number of abstracts
Investigation and application of advanced materials, technologies and solutions in dam engineering 132
Enhancements in dam surveillance systems for dam safety and site security 67
Uncertainties and risk-informed decision making in dam design, construction and operation 79
Balancing technical, socio-economic and environmental aspects of dam engineering 29
Advancements in analysis and design within flood protection reservoirs, levees and tailing dams 49
Recent improvements and modern applications in reservoir and catchment management 36
Design and operational considerations of global climate change, regional droughts and other extreme events 34
Assessment of aging dams considering remaining service life and decommissioning 21
Hydro-electro-mechanical equipment of dams 12
Total 459

Season´s greetings and best wishes for the New Year 2017!

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See video how to go from the Prague airport to the center of the city. 

The deadline for full paper submission has been extended to January 31, 2017.

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Authors will be notified about the acceptance or rejection of the abstract no later than on November 16, 2016.

Due to many requests received from authors the Abstract submission deadline has been extended to October 15. To submit your abstract please visit the Call for Abstracts page.

If you haven't already submitted your abstract, you have just over 3 weeks left! 
Abstract submission deadline is on September 15!

On-line abstract submission has been open. More information

Initial Bulletin in English is available to download HERE.

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We are looking forward to welcoming you to Prague.