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The 2012 CHINCOLD Annual Congress held successfully in Chengdu

The 2012 Annual Congress and the 6th Session of the First Board Meeting of the Chinese National Committee on Large Dams (CHINCOLD) was successfully held during Oct. 11 to 12 in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. Over 530 delegates from the Ministry of Water Resources, National Energy Administration, the People’s Government of Sichuan, the Water Resources Department of Sichuan Province and CHINCOLD Member Units attended the Congress, including 7 representatives from HKSAR and over 20 foreign representatives from the US, the UK, Australia and Africa. 

Mr. Wang Shucheng, President of the CHINCOLD chaired the Congress; Mr. Lu Youmei, Honorary President of the CHINCOLD, Dr. Jiao Yong, Vice President of the CHINCOLD and Vice Minister of Ministry of Water Resources, Mr. Zhang Ye, Vice President of the CHINCOLD and Deputy Director of South-to-North Water Diversion Office under the State Council, etc. joined the Congress.

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The Rostrum

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President Wang Shucheng Chairs the Opening Ceremony

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Mr. Zhao Xueqian, Vice Secretary-General of the People’s Government of Sichuan Province gives the speech

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Academician Lu Youmei gives the speech

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Vice Minister Jiao Yong gives the speech

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Chief Engineer Wu Guihui of the National Energy Administration gives the speech

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Zhou Dabing, Vice President of the CHINCOLD gives the speech

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Chen Yunhua, General Manager of the Ertan Hydropower Development Co., Ltd. gives the speech

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The Conference Hall

The theme of this Congress focuses on the technical progress in the construction and management of reservoirs and dams. Targeting the new development in reservoirs, dams and hydropower in China during the 12th 5-year plan, over 10 famous domestic and foreign experts and scholars was invited to make keynote reports. The Congress offered a good platform for attendants to communicate and summarize experience in the construction and management of major reservoir and hydropower projects, and to discuss issues of concern in the dam engineering, such as dam safety management, environment-friendly new technologies, digitalized design and modernized construction, etc. The Congress also invited Mr. Michael Rogers, President of the United States Society on Dams to make a keynote report on the risk management of dams under changing climates, which was a common concern of the industry. 

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Guest Lecturers of the Meeting

Left: Zhang Ye, Deputy Director of the South-to-North Water Diversion Office under the State Council

Right: Academician Chen Houqun of the Chinese Academy of Engineering

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Guest Lecturers of the Meeting

Left: Vice General Manager Wu Shiyong of Ertan Hydropower Development Co., Ltd.

Right: Chairman Michael Rogers of the United States Society on Dams

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Guest Lecturers of the Meeting

Left: Academician Zhong Denghua of the Chinese Academy of Engineering

Right: Vice President of the Water Resources and Hydropower Planning and Design General Institute

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Guest Lecturers of the Meeting

Left: Zhang Lixin, Chief Engineer of the Xiaolangdi Dam Project Construction and Management Bureau

Right: Hong Wenhao, Director of the Xiluodu Project Division of the China Three Gorges Corporation

On Oct. 12, five sessions were held, including: 1. key technologies for the construction of high dam projects; 2. risk analysis, reinforcement and safe operation of reservoir and dams; 3. new technologies and products for the construction of water resources and hydropower projects; 4. reservoir, dams and environmental protection; 5 round table meeting on sustainable development of dams and hydropower.

Many media organizations attended and covered the meeting including CCTV News of CCTV-4, Southern Weekend, Sichuan Branch of Xinhua News Agency, Sichuan Branch of China News Service, Sichuan Water Power, powerfoo.com, Chengdu Daily, Reporters Center of China Economic Times in Sichuan, Sichuan Daily, Sichuan Branch of the China National Radio, China Reform Daily, Water Conservancy and Hydropower Projects, China Water Resources News, China Electric Power News, China Energy News, China Science Daily, Hydropower Studio of Liangshan Daily, CPPCC.

The success of this Congress will be a driving engine for the development of China’s dam engineering and lay a solid foundation for further cooperation among members of the CHINCOLD in the field of dam engineering.
 
(Publish Time: 2012-10-15 13:59)

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