Encouragement of European
Working Groups, which purpose is to exchange up to date information and to encourage
research on matters which are, according to the objective of the club, of current interest
to the members.
Encouragement of regular
European Symposia on Dams and Reservoirs. It is intended that Symposia with topics
particularly relevant to a number of European countries will be held generally at
intervals of two to four years. The European Symposia are not held close to ICOLD
information related to the design, construction, operation, maintenance and social,
environmental and economic aspects of clams and reservoirs
Interchange of data and
information on the behaviour of dams and reservoirs.
information on the different legislation, standards and practice applied in respect of
reservoir safety in different countries in order to improve the understanding for the
reasons for such differences and encourage the adoption of high standards in the interests
of public safety.
information on the legislation, standards and practices applied in respect of
environmental impact, together with information on the effectiveness of the legislation.
Provision of expert
non-political advice in relation to dam and reservoir safety to the movements of European
countries, the European Union or other groups of states, where requested.
Participation in public
relations activities to explain the social, environmental and economic benefits of dams
Co-operation in the
professional training of young engineers in relation to dams and reservoirs through
participation in the Symposia, in the Working Groups and in exchanges of staff between