The new regulations on dam safety (Building (Dam Safety) Regulations 2022) have been announced today (13 May 2022) by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment (MBIE). The regulations have been made to protect people, property, and the environment from the potential impacts of dam failures, and they set a minimum requirement for dam safety … Continue reading New Dam Safety Regulations
The NZSOLD Management Committee is delighted to announce the results of the second annual 2019/2020 poster competition. The winner in the Young Professional category was Dan Hale of Riley Consultants, with a poster titled: Understanding the Geology of Cobb Dam with Leapfrog 3D Modelling. The runner-up in the Young Professional category was Hanna Aung of … Continue reading Results of 2019/2020 NZSOLD Poster Competition
The Young Professionals Group (YPG) was busy at the NZSOLD ANCOLD 2019 Combined Conference presenting papers, networking, and organising events. This segment includes a few observations and photos from the Welcome Function, Young Professionals Networking Lunch, and the NZSOLD Young Professional Best Paper. Welcome Function A unique welcome function for the conference was hosted this … Continue reading Event report – YPG – NZSOLD/ANCOLD Conference Events
We need you! In January we will be seeking nominations from individuals to form the NZSOLD MAnagement Committee for the next three year term. At this stage there are 4 vacancies due to 3 current members reaching their maximum 9 years service, and one member resigning. If you want to give back to the industry, … Continue reading Election of NZSOLD Management Committee – Call for Nominations
For the past five years, the Quake Centre earth dam (geotechnical) research programme has been under development at the University of Canterbury. This unique University-Industry research collaboration is supported by Genesis Energy, Mercury, Meridian Energy, and Trustpower. The research programme is guided by a steering committee comprising partner representatives. We hope to provide regular updates … Continue reading Update: Quake Centre earth dam (geotechnical) research programme
The New Zealand Society on Large Dams (NZSOLD) would like to encourage the sharing of technical knowledge, experience, and research in fields related to our understanding of dams in New Zealand. The 2019/20 NZSOLD poster competition is open to all New Zealand-based students and Young Professionals (under 40) who wish to share their work concerning … Continue reading Poster Competition 2019/2020
NZSOLD/ANCOLD Conference The most notable event for NZSOLD this year has been the combined NZSOLD/ANCOLD Conference. It was held in Auckland from 9-12 October. It included a pre-conference Workshop and a post-conference tour. There were 378 registrants which exceeded our expectations. Most registrants were from New Zealand and Australia (almost equal numbers) with a small … Continue reading NZSOLD ANCOLD 2019 Combined Conference – Thank you!
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 … Continue reading NZSOLD ANCOLD Conference 2019