Special Events

Monday 12 June

Young Professionals Mentorship lunch

Time: 12:15
Room: Bryggan

European club network event

Time: Drop in from 19:00 – 22:30
Place: Melody Club, Teatergatan 26, 411 35 Göteborg (10 minutes’ walk from the venue)
Cost: SEK 460 excl. vat (SEK 575 incl vat)
Pre-registration is mandatory

Dear colleagues and friends,
Continuing our traditional social events at ICOLD Annual Meetings, we are inviting all ICOLD European Club member country delegates and accompanying persons to get together with a buffet dinner and drinks on Monday the 12th of June at Melody Club.

This event is a wonderful opportunity to strengthen our friendship and bonds.

Looking forward to seeing you in Gothenburg!

Best Regards,

Sera Lazaridou, ICOLD European Club President
Alfredo Granados, ICOLD European Club General Secretary
Maria Bartsch, SwedCOLD President

Tuesday 13 June

Women mentorship – Panel discussion

Time: 13:00-14:00
Room: J1

Unlocking the “Dam” Power of Women (Panel Discussion)

Chair: Maria Bartsch – President SwedCOLD
Moderator: Yiying Xiong – Associate Director, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA
Barbara Fischer-Aupperle – Co-founder and Board Member of the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET), Germany
Lotta Medelius-Bredhe – Director-General, Svenska kraftnät, Sweden
Dr. Mary Akurut – Chief Safety Health Environment and Quality OfficerHead of Risk Management –
Uganda Electricity Generation Company, Uganda
Merry Dang – Senior Vice-President, ASI Group Ltd., Canada


Women have been historically underrepresented in the dam industry, especially in leadership positions. In general, there is a lack of support system for female professionals to adapt, grow and succeed in the industry. In recent years a number of mentoring programs have been implemented to support and empower female dam professionals.

At this panel discussion, we are bringing together a diverse group of women professionals from different regions of the world, who have been deeply involved in various women mentorship or empowerment programs. They will share their experience as mentors, mentees and female leaders in our industry, as well as their efforts to inspire, support and lift up other female professionals. We will also engage with the audience to brainstorm ideas and develop actions to unlock the potentials of female professionals in the dam industry.

Turkish experience from February seismic event – Special session

Time: 14:15-15:00
Room: J1

Chair: Martin Wieland, SWITZERLAND

Presentations by State Hydraulics Works (DSI) from Turkey:

Muharrem Çağlancı – General Performance Evaluation of Dams in Earthquake Region

Muhammed Çağatay Kent – Sultansuyu Dam

Ibrahim Akdemir – Kartalkaya and Reyhanlı Dam

Seçkin Aydın – Arıklıkaş Dam

Wednesday 14 June

Young Professionals Mentorship lunch

Time: 11:45
Place: Restaurant Bryggan

WAPDA’s experience on construction of resilient dams & hydropower projects for clean, green and secure Pakistan

Time: 14:00-15:00
Room: J1

Speakers: Muhammad Azam Joya (General Manager WAPDA) and Mr. Husnain Afzal (Technical Officer to Chairman WAPDA)

Format: Power point presentation by speakers followed by questions & answers session

Short Abstract of Topic: WAPDA has embarked upon a grandiose plan to develop mega hydro power projects on a fast-track basis having worth over US$ 26 billion to enhance the share of hydropower in the overall generation mix to keep the consumer end tariff within affordable limits and to create a buffer for water security of the country.

WAPDA is leading Pakistan’s efforts to lessen carbon footprint and reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions as an improvement strategy to cope with the issue of climate change.

WAPDA is currently executing a number of strategically important mega projects designed by leading dam and hydropower experts of the world. On completion of these projects, the hydropower potential of the country would increase by 11,369MW and also augment the current water storage capacity by 11.7 Million Acre Feet (MAF). This would go a long way in addressing the acute challenges posed by climate change in the wake of current floods.

ICOLD Nordic Tailings Network event, 1st meeting

Time: 17:30-19:00
Room: H2

ICOLD Nordic Tailings network on Wednesday June 14 at 17:30 in room H2. – How can the Nordic countries benefit from and support each other with regard to Tailings Dam Safety? Welcome to participate. Bring your questions, ideas and discuss with us or just listen and enjoy drinks and snacks.

Agenda available here.

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