Welcome To

International Commission on Large Dams

Benchmark Workshop 2022

16th International Benchmark Workshop
on Numerical Analysis of Dams

5 – 6 April 2022


Themes are now published online. You can now download the formulation documents and data files.


The design and maintenance of existing dams are a challenge for the whole engineering community. Numerical modelling has become an indispensable tool for design and safety assessment of dams. The ICOLD Committee on “Computational Aspects of Dam Analysis and Design” has, during its long activity, organized 15 Benchmark Workshops with the aim to provide an opportunity for engineers,researchers, and operators to present and exchange their experiences and the latest developments related to the proper use of numerical modelling for design, performance evaluation and safety assessment of dams.

The 16th Benchmark Workshop will provide an excellent opportunity for engineers, researchers, and operators to meet and present their experiences onnumerical modelling of dams.


May 2021

Theme proposals and detailed information about the organization
of the workshop will be available on the homepage.


September, 2021

Handout of input data for the Benchmark themes.


October 30, 2021

Deadline for participants to announce their participation in themes A–C.


January 31, 2022 (extended: February 18, 2022) 

Deadline for paper submission of contributions
for all themes.