Bulletin 166Inspection of dams following earthquake - guidelines
Bulletin 146Dams and Ressetlement - Lessons learnt and recommendations
Registre des BarragesThe WRD is the best available data basis on dams in the world and we are constantly striving to better it.
Bulletin 148Selecting seismic parameters for large dams - Guidelines (revision of Bulletin 72)
Bulletin 156Integrated flood risk management
Bulletin 157Small dams: Design, Surveillance and Rehabilitation
Water Storage and Hydropower Development for Africa
14 - 16 March 2017
85th ICOLD Annual Meeting
Prague, Czech Republic
3 - 7 July 2017
LTBD 2017 in Tehran
"Long-Term Behavior and Environmentally Friendly Rehabilitation Technologies of Dams (LTBD 2017)"
17 – 19 October 2017
26th Congress & 86th ICOLD Annual Meeting
1 - 7 July 2018
The History of the World Register of Dams
The Wolrd Register of Dams (WRD) is a fizzy fountain of information. The update 2006 which will be finished and edited in early 2011 includes more than 37.500 dams with heights over 15 m. For each dam more than 30 statistical information are given, amongst them geographical data, data of the dam, the spillway, the reservoir, the responsible as well as important environmental data.
The WRD is a magnificent source of information for design, construction , scientifical work and statistical work and statistical evaluations, also unfortunately it is something like an «untapped treasure» (ICOLD: Dams Newsletter, Mai 2004), not well known and therefore not utilized enough by the dam engineering community and other interested groups.
Nevertheless it is worth to look back to the first attempts of creating a worldwide register of large dams corresponding to the ICOLD crioteria of such dams.