The Brazilian Committee on Dams – CBDB will hold the 32nd National Seminar on Large Dams – SNGB and 2nd International Symposium on Dams Safety – SISB on May 20-23, 2019, in Salvador, at the Fiesta Bahia Hotel. Our goal is to bring together public and private companies interested in institutional issues and technical studies, including environmental aspects, planning, design and construction and generation of power plants, manufacturers and assemblers of electromechanical equipment, professionals of the energy industry, consultants, professors and university students. In accordance with the technical agenda, we will cover issues related to construction, design and safety of dams, as well as risk assessment; economic, social and environmental aspects in the implementation of dams. Further, there will be a technical exhibition of products and services that will complement the exchange of information, enabling the networking of participants, besides generating opportunities to prospect new businesses.

Important Dates


Deadline for receipt of full papers.


Communication of approval of the technical work to the authors.


Deadline for the submission of the submitting author to include the technical work in the official program.

Message from the President

Dear Colleagues,

Throughout our term of office we have emphasized the importance of the participation of the Brazilian Committee on Dams (CBDB) in all discussion forums and debates on issues related to dam engineering, focusing on the diligence aimed at the best professional practices, quality assurance of enterprises, as well as their operational functionality and the dam security laws, current stage, advances and challenges. We participate actively with partner associations, sharing experiences and fostering the debate of topics of national interest, such as the movement in defense of multiple use dams and large reservoirs, according to the content of the São Paulo Charter.

We seek to consolidate our work to help the dissemination of knowledge and the promotion of debates on topics of national interest. All this effort is summed up in the organization of national and international events, where we can share our experience, reality, challenges and listen to colleagues from other countries.

Carlos Henrique Medeiros


The City of Salvador, also known as ‘San Salvador da Bahia de Todos os Santos’ was founded in 1549. It was the first capital of the country for over 200 years, in the 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries. The city is historic but modern, and townhouses and monumental buildings contrast with the modern and contemporary architecture of the city.

The sacred and the profane coexist in perfect harmony, and the numerous folk festivals complement the religious celebrations. The gastronomy is an outstanding attraction, and the exotic palm oil is essential in the main dishes of the Bahian cuisine, such as Caruru, Vatapá, Acarajé and Abará.

The biggest attractions of the old capital are its unique culture and its cheerful, hospitable and creative people. Sung in prose and verse around the world, it is the birthplace of great poets and artists.

The Historic Center of Salvador is the largest colonial architectural complex in Brazil, recognized as a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. There are also historical churches and colonial houses, theaters, museums, cultural centers, shops, restaurants, bars and several other attractions.

A large and modern hotel chain with complete structure for events, congresses and conventions, numerous domestic and international flights, receptive operators of international standard, modern marinas and nautical centers, great restaurants for all standards and tastes, as well as many interesting places to visit and have fun.

No words can fully describe this City. Come and enjoy it.

Salvador, you feel it is a different! Visit Salvador!