General Info

The design and maintenance of existing dams represent a challenge for the whole engineering community. In this context, the ICOLD Committee on “Computational Aspects of Dam Analysis and Design” has performed  noteworthy contribution to the diffusion of knowledge in the specific field of numerical modelling. During its long activity, the Committee has organized 13 Benchmark-Workshops with the aim to offer dam engineers the opportunity to compare experiences in the correct use of numerical analyses.

The upcoming event is the fourteenth in a successful series of Benchmark Workshops formerly held in

  1. Bergamo, Italy, 1991
  2. Bergamo, Italy, 1992
  3. Paris, France, 1994
  4. Madrid, Spain, 1996
  5. Denver, USA, 1999
  6. Salzburg, Austria, 2001.
  7. Bucharest, Romania, 2003
  8. Wuhan, China, 2005
  9. St. Petersburg, Russia, 2007
  10. Paris, France, 2009
  11. Valencia, Spain, 2011
  12. Graz, Austria, 2013
  13. Lusanne, Switzerland, 2015

The Benchmark Workshop has become a prestigious event in the agenda of Dam Engineers and Researchers worldwide.

More information on previous Benchmark Workshops can be found in ICOLD Bulletin 155