August 12 to 16 2013
On Numerical Analysis of Dams
2nd ‐ 4th October 2013
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SLOCOLD 20th Anniversary International Symposium
16 October 2013
Hydropower - CHINCOLD 2013
Annual Meeting & 3rd Intern. Symp.on Rockfill Dams
25-27 October 2013
Bloemfontein, South Africa
5 - 7 November 2013
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by Emmanuel Grenier
The international conference jointly organized by Aqua Media International (Hydropower & Dams), ICOLD (International Commission on Large Dams and EEPCO (Ethiopian Electrical Power Company) was a resounding success.
More than 600 participants from 67 countries gathered in the African Union Congress Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 16 to 18 April. They celebrated the fact that hydropower and water resources development has reached a major turning point across the African continent; Ethiopia was clearly the ideal hosting country for the conference, since it leads the way in dams development. The country which, 2 decades ago was among the poorest in Africa, torn with war and misery, is now a booming economy with many construction projects going on. The country which had the lowest water storage capacity per capita in the 90s has now built tools for development.