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ANCOLD 2018 Conference
Dams – Evolving with Modern Technology
11 – 12 October 2018
Sofitel on Collins, Melbourne, Victoria
Program at a Glance
The Welcome reception will be held at the Sofitel and the conference dinner at Sea Life – Melbourne Aquarium with further details to be released in the New Year.
Call for Papers
Start thinking now about submitting a paper proposal to the local organising committee. This year the call for papers will be sent out in January and we will be looking for submissions that bring innovations from the dams industry (incl. Tailings) to the technical program. We are seeking papers that will challenge the audience with new approaches to our traditional problems rather than routine project reports. Under 35 authors are encouraged to submit proposals. These authors can have “Mentors” and “Reviewers” for their paper but please only include them as “co-authors” if they really have contributed large components of the writing; as your score drops by 10% for every co-author over 35. We will actively encourage owners and consultants to send their staff to the conference irrespective of whether they are presenting a paper. The conference is about sharing our knowledge including, (and especially) mistakes so they are not repeated. You can even be innovative with how you present your paper – even potentially including audience participation?
Topics proposed will include;
- The Potential Impact of Technological Developments on Dam Design, Operations and Maintenance-the Good and the Bad?
- Developments in Dam Site, Foundation Investigation Techniques and Seismology-What have we learnt and/or what are we missing?
- Hydrology -Was it ever a “Dark Art” or are we all on the same wavelength?
Technical Program Chair