Category: Flood Defences

Artifical rain showers on levees to prevent flooding

While some countries like Japan and some Balkan countries have suffered from severe floods during the spring and early summer of 2018, The Netherlands and England are suffering from severe drought. In both England and The Netherlands, June 2018 ranks along the 6 warmest and driest June months of the last century and has been record …

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Research in the Netherlands for Flood Defenses

May, 24th, 2018 Robert Slomp, Robert.slomp@rws.nl Marcel Bottema, Introduction In the newsletter we have given an abstract of the relevant research for Flood Defenses. The present overview covers the research in somewhat more detail. First some general principles are highlighted: Flood-defense research is polydisciplinary, including several scientific disciplines relating to various loads and strength aspects …

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A new issue of our Newsletter

A new issue of our newsletter is available here : https://lfd-eurcold.irstea.fr/index.php/wg-newsletter/ I want to thank all the editorial team and the contributors. I hope you will find reading it interesting. Don’t hesitate to disseminate it to all your contacts (inside and outside of ICOLD) who are interested in levees and flood defences. Please send us …

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3rd International Conference on Protection against Overtopping 6-8 June 2018, UK

Only a few days left to submit an abstract to this interesting conference (deadline 13 September 2017). See web site http://www.protections2018.org/ for details. Extract from the homepage: The increasing demand for dam, levee and seawall safety and flood protection has motivated new research and advancements and a greater need for cost-effective measures in overtopping protection …

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A new Technical Committe in ICOLD : “Levees”

Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to inform you of the creation of a Technical Committee “Levees” within ICOLD. The General Assembly of ICOLD voted and approved this creation during its meeting last Friday (07/07) in Prague, at the 2017 annual meeting. This excellent news for the international Levees and Flood Defences community is the result …

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Vienna 2018 ICOLD Congress

The next ICOLD Congress (2018) will be held in Vienna (Austria).  As you already know, a question regarding levees has been introduced in the program, and it is of utmost importance to demonstrate at this occasion to the whole dam community that levees is a natural topic linked to its activities. See: http://icoldaustria2018.com/ We strongly encourage our members to …

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Prague 2017 ICOLD Meeting

The next ICOLD Annual Meeting (2017) will be held in Prague (Czech Republic).  Abstracts can be submitted up to September 15th. See: http://www.icold2017.cz/en/call-for-abstracts We strongly encourage our members to present an abstract in relation to levees and flood defences. Please let the group know if you submit such a paper, by sending an email to Marcel Bottema …

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FLOODrisk international conference

The 3rd European Conference on Flood Risk Management will be held in Lyon (France) on 17th – 21st October 2016. Registration is now open. http://floodrisk2016.net/. FLOODrisk 2016 will explore research advances in flood risk analysis and innovations in flood risk management practice. The conference will consider all aspects of flood risk and will cover the causes …

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