Past Events

Young Professional Group Summit 2020

The NZSOLD Young Professional Group (YPG) held their Summit in June. The theme is “recent dam and levee incidents and failures”, with the aim of exploring these events so the NZ industry can learn from them.

We showcased seven presenters, who have been working closely with industry experts. The presentations included high-profile NZ incidents and failures, such as Matahina Dam (1967 and 1987) and stopbank breach in the Edgecumbe 2017 flood, as well as exploring several lesser known NZ dam and stopbank incidents and failures. Two high-profile international failures, Feijao Dam in Brazil and Toddbrook Reservoir in England, will be examined with a focus on what we can learn from these for NZ practice.

If you’re under 40 and interested in the dam industry, please consider signing up to the NZSOLD YPG. Membership is free and sign up is easy: 


Advocacy and Public Awareness • Concrete Dams • Construction and Rehabilitation• Dam Decommissioning • Dam Safety • Earthquakes • Embankment Dams • Environment and Sustainability • Foundations • Hydraulics and Hydrology • Levees • Monitoring of Dams and their Foundations • Public Safety, Security and Emergency Management for Dams • Tailings Dams View more information … Continue reading USSD 2020 CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION


Results from the election of new committee members will be announced at the AGM.

5th Asia Pacific Group of ICOLD International Symposium on water and dams

Asia-Pacific Group of ICOLD National Committees was established in 2002 with the purpose of encouraging cooperation and exchanging information, experience and opinions concerning dam related subjects among the different nations in the region.

The APG 2019 Symposium represents a five-day program of presentations, panel discussions, interactive dialogue, workshops, pre-technical and post-study tours at the symposium on leading the theme on sustainability: way forward to identification, evaluation and implementation of policies and practices in water industry which will be taken place from 9-12 December 2019 in IRIB International Conference Center, Tehran, Iran. The program includes:

– Pre-Technical Tour: December 09, 2019
– Conference & Workshops: December 10-11, 2019
– Post-Study Tours: December 12-13, 2019
The theme of the Symposium is ‘Sustainability: Way Forward to Identification, Evaluation and Implementation of Policies and Practices in Water Industry’

Find out more about what should be an exciting and engaging conference including information on registration, key dates and how to submit an abstract on the Conference website here.

NZSOLD ANCOLD Conference 2019


NZSOLD ANCOLD Combined Conference 2019  Resilient Dams for Resilient Communities Hosted by New Zealand Society on Large Dams and Australian National Committee on Large Dams. We’re pleased to announce the 2019 NZSOLD ANCOLD Combined Conference – our 3-yearly New Zealand-Australia combined event. Join us in the City of Sails Auckland New Zealand from 9 – 12 October … Continue reading NZSOLD ANCOLD Conference 2019

ICOLD 87th Annual Meeting


The Canadian Dam Association is honoured to be hosting the International Commission on Large Dams’ 2019 Annual Meeting June 8-14, 2019  in our nation’s capital Ottawa. Theme: Sustainable and Safe Dams around the World Note that this conference is calling now for abstracts. Submissions close on 29 September 2018. Submit abstracts online through the following … Continue reading ICOLD 87th Annual Meeting

ANCOLD Dam Operators Forum

The Australian National Committee on Large Dams (ANCOLD) and the 2019 Forum Organising Committee invite you to join us in South Australia for the 2019 ANCOLD Dam Operators Forum from 27 – 28 March 2019.

NZSOLD Young Professional Group – Wellington Field Trip

The YPG is pleased to host the third YPG Field Trip, this time in the capital Wellington! The Wellington Field Trip will be a “Historic Dams” tour, visiting some of the first dams built in the region now owned and operated by Greater Wellington Regional Council. The dams include the two oldest concrete gravity dams … Continue reading NZSOLD Young Professional Group – Wellington Field Trip