5th International Dam Safety Conference 2019 begins in Bhubaneswar
The fifth International Dam Safety Conference 2019 was inaugurated by state Water Resources Minister Niranjan Pujari and Union Water Resources and Ganga Rejuvenation Secretary UP Singh.
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
India ranks third globally with 5264 large dams in operation and 437 large dams under construction. Central Water Commission (CWC) is coordinating and implementing the ongoing Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP) with World Bank assistance to rehabilitate 223 dams in India. As part of the institutional strengthening component of DRIP, CWC is organizing the Dam Safety Conference on an annual basis.
The conference brings together dam professionals and experts in the various inter-related disciplines from within India and around the world to discuss, reflect and share knowledge, technology and experience in addressing dam safety issues.
The International Dam Safety Conference – 2019 is a part of the series of Dam Safety Conferences organized earlier in Chennai (2015), Bengaluru (2016), Roorkee (2017), and Thiruvananthapuram (2018). All these conferences received an overwhelming response in terms of participation by Indian and overseas professionals and organizations. CWC in collaboration with Odisha Water Resources Department and the World Bank is organizing the International Dam Safety Conference – 2019 during 13-14 February 2019 in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The conference will have one Plenary Session, seven Technical Sessions, and one Industry Session. There will be valuable presentations during the Plenary Session by eminent dam safety professionals. Several oral presentations are planned during the Technical Sessions which will cover various facets of dam safety.
National and overseas organizations will showcase contemporary developments in technologies, construction materials, products, instrumentation, and services in an exhibition to be organized at the Conference. Several international organizations of repute including the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) as well as various National Committees on Large Dams have agreed to be the Organizing Partners for this Conference.