TC210 Embankment Dams

Embankment Dams

Host Member Society: China

Short name: Embankment Dams (TC210) - Terms of Reference 

GeoWorld Group:  Embankment Dams (TC210)

ISSMGE TC210-Dams - Newsletter August 2011, Issue 1

ISSMGE TC210 4th committee meeting

  1. Welcome and membership. Many ISSMGE member societies nominated new TC210 members in the first half of 2021. The latest roasters of the committee can be found at Welcome new members!
  2. IS

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Third ISSMGE TC210 Technical Committee Meeting (E-mail Meeting) Agenda

Date:   13-20 March 2020

E-mail meeting


  1.  Welcome and introductory comments from Limin Zhang (Chair)

    • A few issues arose recently due to the coronavirus, and required discussions and decision from the committee members. 

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International Workshop on Prediction of Jinsha River Dam Breaching and Flood Routing

ISSMGE TC210 on Embankment Dams

International Workshop on Prediction of Jinsha River Dam Breaching and Flood Routing

Coordinator: Prof. Zuyu Chen, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research


The First International Conference on Embankment Dams w

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Minutes of the Second ISSMGE TC210 Technical Committee Meeting

Date:   1 September 2019

Time:  15.30-16.30

Venue: Room Rima B, Harpa Conference and Concert Halls, Reykjavik, Iceland



Limin Zhang (Chair), [email protected]

Nicola Brusa, [email protected]

Daniele Cazzuffi, daniele.cazzuffi

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First International Conference on Embankment Dams (ICED’2020): Dam Breach Modelling and Risk Disposal

The ISSMGE Technical Committee 210 on Embankment Dams is pleased to announce the launch of an ISSMGE TC210 conference series: International Conference on Embankment Dams. We would like to invite you to join us at the inaugural event of the conference series, the First Internation

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Minutes of the 1st ISSMGE TC210 Meeting (Email Meeting)


ISSMGE TC210 Embankment Dams

Date:  3-11 August 2018



The minutes have been prepared based on the discussions via email during the meeting between 3-11 August 2018.


Attendants (via email)


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Agenda for 1st ISSMGE TC210 Meeting (email meeting)

Date:  3-11 August 2018

Time: Meeting closes as of 5:00 pm (Hong Kong, UTC/GMT +8 hours), 11 August 2018

  1. Background and membership

ISSMGE restructured TC210 on Embankment Dams in June 2018. The Board of the ISSMGE has decided, in their meeting on 6 Jun

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To promote co-operation and exchange of information concerning research and developments in geotechnical issues of dam construction among TC members and ISSMGE member societies.

1.   Promote conferences, short courses, webinars, theme lectures etc. Provide links from TC210 website.

2.   Encourage members to contribute to ISSMGE programmes.

3.   Launch an ISSMGE TC210 conference series: International Conference on Geotechnics  of Embankment Dams. The first conference is tentatively arranged in 2020 in Chengdu, China, which is close to a number of modern highrise rockfill dams.  

4.   Launch an ISSMGE lecture in honour of a distinguished researcher in embankment dam engineering.

5.   Launch a Developing Country Training Program, which supports delegates from developing countries to attend conferences and training programs organised by TC210.

To develop guidelines and bulletins for the design, construction and safe operation of embankment dams.

1.   Set up a list of publications recommended by members of TC210, published on the TC210 website.

2.   Present web based documents on the state of the art of dam engineering.

3.   Summarise the codes of practices in member society countries or regions.

4.   Identify new challenges in dam engineering practices: sustainability, climate change, data analytics, etc.

5.   Develop TC210 design guidelines in emerging niche areas.

6.   Summarize and share experiences on dealing with geotechnical problems in dam construction practices.

7.  Encourage reports and discussions on dam failure incidents and solutions for dams under complex geological conditions.

To assist with technical programs of international and regional conferences organized by the ISSMGE:

  1. Organise workshops and encourage paper submission to international and regional ISSMGE conferences.
  2. Launch an ISSMGE TC210 conference series: International Conference on Geotechnics of Embankment Dams.


ICOLD 26th Congress & 86th Annual Meeting, 1-7 July 2018, Vienna, Austria

The 7th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils (UNSAT2018), 3 Aug. 2018, Hong Kong 

XVI Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 14 Oct. 2019, Taipei

7th International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk (ISGSR 2019), 12 Dec. 2019, Taipei

Fifth World Landslide Forum, 2 Nov. 2020, Japan, Kyoto 

Interact with industry and overlapping organizations working in areas related to TC210’s specialist areas

  1. Interact with national and international standards committees.
  2. Collaborate with ICOLD (International Commission on Large Dams). Encourage TC members join the activities of ICOLD.
  3. Collaborate with other ISSMGE technical committees, e.g. TC201, TC213 and TC304.
  4. Collaborate with member societies active in dam engineering, e.g. American Society of Civil Engineers, Association of Sate Dam Safety Officials USA, Canadian Geotechnical Society, Chinese Geotechnical Society, The Netherlands Geotechnical Society, and others.

# Type Full Name Country
1 Chair Limin Zhang Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
2 Secretary Rui Wang China
3 Nominated by TC Chair Zuyu Chen China
4 Nominated by TC Chair Jean-Pierre Tournier Canada
5 Nominated by TC Chair Malcolm Eddleston United Kingdom
6 Nominated by TC Chair Kaare Hoeg Norway
7 Nominated Member Behrooz Ghahremannejad Australia
8 Nominated Member Zdzisław Skutnik Poland
9 Nominated Member Yoshikazu Yamaguchi Japan
10 Corresponding Member P. Hari Krishna India
11 Corresponding Member Meysam Safavian Australia
12 Corresponding Member S.K. Prasad India
13 Nominated Member Ravi S. Jakka India
14 Nominated Member Deniz Ulgen Turkey
15 Nominated Member GILSON GITIRANA Jr. Brazil
16 Nominated Member Daniele Fornelli United Kingdom
17 Corresponding Member Giuseppe Lanzo Italy
18 Nominated Member Chin Kok Toh Malaysia
19 Nominated Member Laura Caldeira Portugal
20 Corresponding Member Daniele Cazzuffi Italy
21 Nominated Member Sven Knutsson Sweden
22 Corresponding Member Baris Trak Turkey
23 Nominated Member Jean-Jacques Fry France
24 Corresponding Member Shi-Jin Feng China
25 Corresponding Member Hongxin Chen China
26 Nominated Member Markus Schwager Switzerland
27 Nominated Member Siavash Litkoohi Iran
28 Nominated Member Duruo Huang China
29 Nominated Member JOAQUIN CANCHERO Argentina
30 Nominated Member Regina Moretti Brazil
31 Corresponding Member Octávio Pereira Portugal
32 Nominated Member Nikolaos Klimis Greece
33 Nominated Member George Dounias Greece
34 Nominated Member Mahendra Singh India
35 Nominated Member João Marcelino Portugal
36 Corresponding Member Suttisak Soralump Thailand
37 Corresponding Member Tom Shire United Kingdom
38 Nominated Member Jean-François Vanden Berghe Belgium
39 Nominated Member Koen Haelterman Belgium
40 Nominated Member Zheng-yi Feng Chinese Taipei
41 Nominated Member Jörg Klompmaker Germany
42 Nominated Member Bernhard Odenwald Germany
43 Nominated Member Hendra Jitno Indonesia
44 Corresponding Member Ming PENG China
45 Nominated Member James Burr New Zealand
46 Nominated Member Rafael Salado Spain
47 Nominated Member Daniel Pradel United States
48 Nominated Member Feyza Cinicioglu Turkey
49 Nominated Member Angelo Amorosi Italy
50 Nominated Member Luca Pagano Italy
51 Nominated Member Krzysztof Parylak Poland
52 Nominated Member Didiek Djarwadi Indonesia

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