Published on Tuesday, March 14, 2023

14 March 2023 – Malaysian National Committee on Large Dams (MYCOLD) in cooperation with the Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change (NRECC), Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) are organizing the International Conference on Dam Safety Managementand Engineering (ICDSME 2023) here today.

The two-day conference aims to provide the dam’s professionals and experts with the empowerment of expertise, information sharing, technology and research, development, innovation and commercialisation in dam safety management.

According to the Chairman of ICDSME2023, Datin Prof. Ir. Dr. Lariyah Mohd Sidek, the conference themed "Resilient Dams for Safe Communities" involved programs such as keynote speeches, training workshops and technical paper presentations by leading experts, professionals and academics who are actively involved in the field of dam safety. In addition, a forum themed "Dam Emergency, Safety & Community: A Better Tomorrow" consisting of local and international panellists will also be held to discuss the latest issues and solutions related to dam safety.

It is also a platform for all dam asset owners and managers to improve their understanding, skills and competencies related to modern dam management practices.

The International Conference on Dam Safety Management and Engineering (ICDSME2023) was officiated by the Deputy Minister of NRECC, YB Dato' Sri Huang Tiong Sii. This conference was attended by more than 350 local and foreign participants.

Also present during the opening ceremony were the Deputy Secretary General of NRECC, Dr. Ching Thoo A/L Kim, President of International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD), Mr. Michel Lino, Chief Operating Officer of TNB Power Generation Sdn Bhd (TNB Genco), Datuk Ir. Roslan Abd Rahman, and Vice Chancellor of UNITEN, Professor Ir. Dr. Noor Azuan Abu Osman.