Central Board of Irrigation and Power

Aims & Objectives

The Commission pursues its goal through:

  • Technical Committees which issue some 2-10 technical books, bulletins and register in a year

  • Three-yearly Congresses with discussions on four technical subjects

  • Technical Symposia in non-Congress years

  • Technical lectures following with Symposia

  • Workshops organized by the Technical Committees

The science of dam engineering and water management has been and is being advanced through ICOLD activities. The Committee for International Commission on Large Dams, (INCOLD) is the Indian Committee interacting with ICOLD Central Office in Paris and helps in dissemination, in India, of information about new developments in dam engineering, besides projecting India's expertise at international level through participation in various events of ICOLD. Indian experts are many a time invited to officiate as members of ICOLD Committees on specialized topics. Presently Indian representatives are members in 12 technical committees out of 19 committees of ICOLD.

To promote objectives of the Committee which include:

  • The advancement of dams planning, development, management, science & technology, research and education at International level.

  • The establishment of an National forum for planners, administrators, managers, scientists, engineers, educators & others who are associated with dam engineering.

  • Encouragement & collaboration with and support of International programs in the fields of dam engineering including cooperation with other organizations, in the activities of common interest.

Associated Bodies
The International Association for small hydro The International Commission on Large Dams AITES World Tunnel Congress International Water Resources Association International Association On Electricty Generation, World Water Council International Council on Large Electric Systems Society of Power Engineers (India) International Goeynthetics Society (India) International Society for Rock Mechanics (India)
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