The ANCOLD Conference attracts a diverse and esteemed gathering of professionals, researchers, and stakeholders involved in the field of dam engineering and safety. Typically, attendees include dam owners, operators, engineers, geologists, hydrologists, and environmental scientists, all converging to share their expertise and insights. The conference serves as a crucial platform for participants to stay abreast of the latest advancements, best practices, and technological innovations in the realm of large dams. It offers a unique opportunity for networking, fostering collaborations, and engaging in meaningful discussions on topics such as risk management, dam safety, and sustainable water resource development. The ANCOLD Conference provides a comprehensive forum for individuals and organisations to contribute to the ongoing dialogue surrounding the challenges and opportunities in the management of large dams. Whether one is a seasoned professional or a newcomer to the field, the conference offers valuable knowledge-sharing sessions, workshops, and presentations, making it a must-attend event for anyone invested in the responsible and effective management of large dams.


The Australian National Committee on Large Dams Inc. (ANCOLD) is an Australian based non-government, not-for-profit and voluntary association of organisations and individual professionals with a common technical interest in dams.


As the industry body, we support our members, disseminate knowledge, develop capability and provide guidance in achieving excellence for all aspects of dam engineering and management. We recognise that it is skills of the people involved in these activities, their sharing of knowledge and collaboration that will sustain this mission.