On September 7-10, 2021, the XIX Technical Dam Control International Conference took place in Legnica. The Conference was organized by the Division of Hydro-Engineering and Hydraulics of the Faculty of Building Services, Hydro and Environmental Engineering, the Warsaw University of Technology. The KGHM Polska Miedź SA – Hydrotechnical Department, Dam Monitoring Center – National Service for Safety of Hydraulic Structures – Institute of Meteorology and Water Management – National Research Institute, the Institute for Applied Research, Warsaw University of Technology Ltd. And the Hydrotechnical Structures Division of the Committee on Civil Engineering and Hydroengineering of the Polish Academy of Sciences were the Conference co-organizers. The Conference was held in a hybrid formula for the first time. One hundred seventy participants from 16 countries took part in the Conference, hundred of them were stationary participants.
This year, due to the 25th anniversary of the operation of the Hydrotechnical Department of the KGHM Polska Miedź SA, the event was held under the title “Safety of Dams on Tailing Storage Facilities and Other Hydrostructures”. A special session and a technical trip were dedicated to a unique storage facility on a European and global scale – the Tailing Storage Facility “Żelazny Most”.
The 60th anniversary of technical dam control in Poland was celebrated during the Conference. In a special technical session, the scientific achievements of the National Service for Safety of Hydraulic Structures – Institute of Meteorology and Water Management – National Research Institute were presented.
Other technical sessions were dedicated to surveying, operation, and maintenance of hydraulic structures. The presented papers were related to water management, rehabilitation and modernization of hydraulic structures, new technologies in water engineering, modern measurement and monitoring techniques, and technical solutions for designed and constructed hydraulic structures.
Papers submitted to the Conference are going to be published in the following journals: Archives of Civil Engineering (issues from 2022), Gospodarka Wodna (issues 9/2021 and 10/2021), Energetyka Wodna (issue 2/2021) and a special monograph published by the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management on the occasion of the XIX Technical Dam Control International Conference.
We invite you to visit the Conference website: tkz.is.pw.edu.pl. We invite you to participate in the jubilee 20th edition of the TKZ’2023 Conference in 2023.
The monograph can be downloaded free of charge from the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management website.
The E-issue of the Gospodarka Wodna is available on the journal’s website.
The issue of 2/2021 of Energetyka Wodna is available on the journal’s website.
Papers in the Archives of Civil Engineering will be published on the journal’s website as open access.