Archive for 4.1 Documents from Chinese Governmental Institutions

Chinese National Committee on Large Dams

Since 1974, China has been a member of the International Committee on Large Dams  (ICOLD), a non-government organization established in 1928, and is one of 90 member countries. The Chinese National Committee on Large Dams is the channel of international activity for Chinese engineers in the field of dam technology; it participates in activities of the ICOLD on behalf of China, aims to carry out academic exchange and cooperation through the Chinese experts in ICOLD, and promotes the development of dam technology and civil engineering technology. At the Executive Meeting on 23 May, 2009, during ICOLD’s 77th Annual Meeting in Brasilia, JIA Jinsheng, Vice President and Secretary General of CHINCOLD, was elected as ICOLD’s new President, for the term of office 2009-2012. In 1987, the 55th Executive Conference of ICOLD was held in Beijing, the Conference on Large Dams and Earthquake Technology was also hosted by China for the first time. In September 2000, the 68th Annual Meeting and the 20th Convention of ICOLD were undertaken in Beijing. This website contains a number of important reports, whose summaries are accessible here .

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Dam Construction in China 2006 Dam statistics, Progresses and Concerned Issues

Modern dam construction of more than 50 years has achieved great progresses in China. But there are still a lot of issues need to be paid much attentions in the way forward. In this paper, dam statistics results are introduced and main progresses and concerned issues in China are summarized. The paper is from 2006, and many changes have occurred since then. However, it still contains the basic technological description of the dams used and key landmarks in China’s dam development.

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3 Gorges Dam Bulletins issued by the Ministry for Environmental Protection

reports, going back to 2003 all the way up to 2011. 

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The Small Hydropower Development Projects in Zheijiang Province

The small hydropower development projects in Zhejiang province are the important parts of CRESP project. There is relatively abundant water resources in Zhejiang Province. After inspection, the Chinese government and the World Bank concluded that Zhejiang is the most suitable pilot province to carry out the small hydropower projects of CRESP. According to the project implementation plan, the Zhejiang small hydropower projects are composed of two parts, which are the new constructed projects and the reconstructed projects after being scrapped (including transformation), involving the Anji County, Tiantai County, Xianju County, Pan’an County and other counties (cities, districts). The GEF grants which support small hydropower stations are mainly used for the pre-development of small hydropower stations newly built and the exploration in technological progress of old small hydropower stations reconstruction,mainly including: investor project evaluation, feasibility studies, project design, management and support, etc.

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China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research

There are links to a number of important reports. However, they are not available online, but are available for purchase.

4 Hydropower, 4.1 Documents from Chinese Governmental Institutions