Who are we

Representation of the BUNCOLD in the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD)

The International Commission on Large Dams - ICOLD, founded in 1928 in Paris, unites hydraulic engineers from already 104 countries. It holds workshops and conferences every year, and every three years - a world congress on significant problems of research, design, construction and operation of Hydraulic Engineering facilities, the protection and management of water resources, assessment of safety and flood risk at dams, assessment of seismic hazard and seismic risk, use of trans-boundary rivers, problems of tailings dams, etc. There are already 27 technical committees permanently working at ICOLD, which prepare and issue bulletins which assist in the implementation of good practices in the member countries and which are actively used by our national college. The access to them is possible under highly preferential conditions namely through our membership in the ICOLD. Our hydraulic engineers actively participate in ICOLD events. Our country is currently represented by permanent participants in 3 technical committees (TC): Dr. Eng. Dimitar Kisliakov (Chairman of the BUNCOLD, professor and Head of the Dept. of "Hydraulic Engineering, Irrigation and Drainage" at the Univ. of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy (UACEG), Sofia) - TC H "Dam Safety", CE Martin Petkov, MSc (Tirens Bulgaria AD) - TC B "Seismic aspects of dam design" and Dr. Eng. Anton Tsenkov (Stucky Ltd. / Gruner AG, Lausanne) - TC A "Numerical aspects of the analysis and design of dams".

Our foundation and support

BUNCOLD financially enables its activity solely by collecting membership fees from its collective and individual members. In this sense, the work of the BUNCOLD and its National Committee within the membership in the ICOLD would not be possible at all without the help of our collective members, who in 2023 are (in alphabetical order in Bulgarian):

• NEK EAD, Dams & Cascades Enterprise;

• Energoekspert AD, Sofia

• University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy (UACEG), Sofia;

• Hydrogeocomplect EOOD, Sofia;

• ISTA Andreeva OOD, Sofia;

• Kozloduy NPP EAD;

• State Agency for Metrological and Technical Control (SAMTC);

• State Consolidation Company AD;


To these professional organizations, as well as to our individual members - experts in the field of Hydraulic Engineering, we are deeply grateful for their support in the realization of our mission, without which this would not be possible.

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Management body


Contacts: 003592 963 5245,- 690;

Address of the National Committee

ул. 2 Dobri Voynikov Str., UACEG, Faculty of Hydraulic Engineering, Room A-306a


kiss_fhe@uacg.bg opalchenska@abv.bg


For information: 003592 963 5245, ext. 690;