Welcome from the Convenor
On behalf of the Australian National Committee on Large Dams (ANCOLD) Executive and the 2017 Conference Organising Committee it is my pleasure to invite you to the 2017 ANCOLD Conference in Hobart, Tasmania.
The conference will be held at Wrest Point Tasmania situated on the waterfront of the picturesque River Derwent just minutes from the Hobart City Centre.
With the theme of “Great Expectations for New and Existing Dams, Ageing Dams, New Ideas” the conference will be an ideal forum capturing the challenges of the increasing expectations of dam owners, the community, and the environment. It is these expectations that continue to drive new ideas and innovation in the dam’s industry.
The conference is an important meeting place for professionals working in the dam industry and will be a great place to explore challenges faced with managing older dams and their legacy, building new dams, innovation in dam operation and maintenance, risk assessment and emergency preparedness.
It is an opportunity to engage with speakers from across Australia, meet up with colleagues, network and visit the exhibitor displays.
We welcome and value the ongoing support from past sponsors of the ANCOLD conferences and encourage new sponsors to take up the opportunities and brand exposure that this conference can offer.
We look forward to seeing you all in Hobart in October, for what promises to be a memorable event.
2017 ANCOLD Conference Convenor