NZSOLD ANCOLD Conference 2019

NZSOLD ANCOLD Conference 2019

Registrations for this year’s NZSOLD ANCOLD Conference are open. You can visit the Registration Page of our website for more information. 

This year’s event will be held at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland New Zealand from 9 – 12 October with a Pre-Conference Workshop on the 9 October, a two day conference on 10 & 11 October and a Post Conference Tour on 12 October.

The conference organising team are well advanced in planning an exceptional event that provides delegates with an opportunity to learn, share their knowledge and network with others in the industry.

The conference theme Resilient Dams for Resilient Communities will encourage us to review our current state of practice, share best practice and explore the present and future challenges that we must work collaboratively to address. Resilience provides protection from potentially disastrous consequences and it enables us to recover quickly, limiting social, economic and environmental damages.

Register now!

Registrations are now open and we’re pleased to offer early bird fees to any registrations before 26 April 2019. 

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Pre-conference Workshop

The planning of the Pre-conference Workshop – Resilient Dams in an Earthquake Environment is on its final stage. We have the following confirmed Workshop Speakers for Wednesday, 9 October 2019:

Dr Lelio Mejia,
Geosyntec Consultants,
Oakland, California

Dr Paul Somerville,
Aecom (Australia and California)

Dr. Matt Gerstenberger,
GNS, Wellington, New Zealand

Prof. Brendon Bradley,
University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Dr. David Reid,
University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

Dr Karina Dahl/ Mohammad Okhovat,
Damwatch Engineering, Wellington, New Zealand

Dick Davidson,
Aecom, Denver, USA

Dr. Yuanzhi Chan/ Eric Torvelainen,
Engineering Geology Limited, Auckland, New Zealand

Watch the space for the release of the Conference Programme.  The two day conference will focus on the following topics:

Dams for Resilient Communities

  • The role of dams and levees in creating resilient communities
  • Operation of dams and levees to protect communities
  • Emergency preparedness to ensure resilient communities
  • Environmental and social benefits and impacts

Resilient Dams and Levees

  • Design and safety issues for dam resilience
  • Design and safety issues for levees resilience
  • Operation for resilience
  • Construction for resilience

Post-conference Tour

Join us in visiting Auckland’s Waitakere Ranges on a one day tour on 12th October. See a dam that was constructed in the early 1900’s; a dam which is the first “scientifically controlled” rolled fill dam structure in New Zealand; and a lot more.

We look forward to seeing you in October

Register Now!

For more information, visit the conference website