On behalf of the Australian National Committee on Large Dams (ANCOLD) Executive and Local Organising Committee, I cordially invite you to the 2024 ANCOLD Conference due to be held in November in Adelaide, South Australia.

The conference will be held at the world class Adelaide Convention Centre, located in the centre of Adelaide overlooking the Torrens River Lake and opposite the Adelaide Oval.

The conference theme is “Never the same dam twice”. This draws our attention to dams being dynamic. They are constantly changing through loads, aging processes and environmental factors. Every time we step onto a dam something is different. The dams industry through all aspects of regulation, surveillance, dam safety management, design, risk and construction also needs to continuously adapt and improve to keep up with demands for more minerals, materials, water, energy and the impacts of climate change and at the same time ensuring people and society are protected from dam failure. The dams industry can’t rest – it has to continue to evolve, embrace the lessons from the past and be innovative, developing new technology, improving procurement, contracting, regulation and construction. Similar to 2023, there will be a full day workshop followed by three days of technical sessions providing opportunities to share your experiences and to learn from each other and industry specialists.

The conference will be supported by a fantastic social program and conference tours, ensuring it is the dam industries event of 2024.

We gratefully acknowledge and value the ongoing contribution of existing sponsors of ANCOLD, and we encourage new sponsors to take up the opportunities and brand exposure that this conference can offer your business.

Angus Paton

2024 Conference Convenor


Engage with key decision-makers from the water and tailings dams industry over three days.

ANCOLD gathers professionals and industry leaders in the dam industry, providing an excellent platform to showcase your company’s expertise, products and services to a targeted audience.

Demonstrate your commitment to the industry by supporting initiatives that contribute to dam safety, sustainability and technological advancements.

Gain insights into the latest trends, technological advancements and challenges within the dam industry, helping your organisation to stay ahead in a rapidly evolving field.

Over 100 organisations are represented from Australia and overseas, from both the private and public sectors.

Full Sponsorship and Exhibition Terms and Conditions can be viewed HERE.

Discuss available opportunities

Kim Murray
Sponsorship & Exhibition Manager
Ph +03 6234 7844

Key Dates

Saturday, 9 November 2024
Pre-Conference Tour
Sunday, 10 November 2024
Pre-Conference Tour
Monday, 11 November 2024
Pre-Conference Workshop
Exhibition Bump In
Welcome Reception
Tuesday, 12 November 2024
Technical Sessions
Exhibition Open
Wednesday, 13 November 2024
Technical Sessions
Exhibition Open
Conference Dinner
Thursday, 14 November 2024
Technical Sessions
Exhibition Open
Exhibition Bump Out
End of Conference Get Together
Please note, dates and times are a guide only and may be subject to change.