Angus Paton
2024 Conference Convenor
It gives me great pleasure, on behalf of the Australian National Committee on Large Dams (ANCOLD) Executive and the Local Organising Committee to invite you to the 2024 ANCOLD Conference in Adelaide South Australia home of the Kaurna nation. The conference will be held from the 11 – 14 November at the Adelaide Convention Centre on the banks of the River Torrens (Karawirra Pari) and lake, opposite the Adelaide Oval and in the centre of the city. The Mount Lofty Ranges, Murray Mouth, Goolwa and Victor Harbor, Kangaroo Island with its amazing beaches are all easily accessible from Adelaide together with the wine regions of the Barossa, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale, and Langhorne Creek.
The conference theme “Never the same dam twice” 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 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 cannot rest! It has to continue to evolve, embrace the lessons from the past and be innovative in developing new technology, improving procurement, contracting, regulation and construction. 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.
This event is enriched by our sponsors and exhibitors. With grateful thanks we acknowledge and value the contributions of our past ANCOLD sponsors and invite and encourage new sponsors to consider the opportunities and brand exposure this conference can offer your business.
Friends and colleagues we look forward to welcoming you all to Adelaide for what promises to be a fantastic event focusing on professional development with ample opportunity to renew friendships and make new ones.