Rémy Tourment

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Presentation the French version of the ILH

The French association of levee managers France Digues organises a presentation of the French edition of the International Levee Handbook. Because of the COVID19 situation, this event, which was supposed to happen in Paris as a physical meeting, will beheld online so more people will potentially be able to attend. More details here : Programme …

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I.S. Rivers conference

The 4th International Conference  IS. Rivers will take place from June 21 to 25, 2021. I.S.Rivers is an international conference focused on research and action in the service of large rivers in Europe and the world, a meeting between scientists and practitioners. The French National Dams Committee CFBR is a partner of this event. More …

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Building a resilient flood protection system, including to overtopping. Summer 2019: creating openings in an existing railway

History of the project On the left bank of the south of the Rhône river (in France), between the cities of Tarascon and Arles, a railway embankment has performed for many years as a flood protection structure although it was not a role falling under its owner (the French National Railway company) responsibility. In December 2003, …

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Fusion of information from geophysical and geotechnical investigations for levee assessment

The identification of levees constitutive materials, as well as the detection of possible interfaces and anomalies, are crucial for site characterization. During investigation campaigns, complementary geophysical and geotechnical methods are usually used. These two sets of methods yield data with very different spatial scales and different levels of incompleteness, uncertainty and inaccuracy. On the one …

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ICOLD Meeting 2020 New Delhi

UPDATE (4 March) : the meeting has been postponed due to the Coronavirus epidemic. The new dates are: Sat. 26 Sept. – Th. 01 Oct. 2020. The dates for the WG workshop and meeting are on Sunday 27th and Monday 28th respectively. The 2020 ICOLD meeting will be in New Delhi, India, from 4 to 10 …

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ECMSGE 2019

The XVIIth ECSMGE conference, held in Reykjavik  with the theme “Geotechnical Engineering, ​foundation of the future” on September 1-6, had a lot of content related to levees and also to dams. ​ISSMGE TC201 on “Geotechnical aspects of Dykes and Levees” has some members in common with ICOLD LE TC and EUCOLD LFD WG.  We will in the …

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FLOODrisk2020 : last week to submit an abstract

FLOODrisk 2020 Attention – 1 week left to end of abstract submission We would like to remind you all that the call for abstracts for the 4th European Conference on Flood Risk Management, that will take place in Budapest will close on 16th September 2019. FLOODrisk2020 is committed to attract, coach and listen to the …

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New issue of our LFD WG newsletter

Hello we have  issued a new issue of our Levees and Flood Defences  Working Group  newsletter. You can find it available for download on our website. It concentrates on the different levees related conferences of this year: the ICOLD annual meeting, the ECSMGE conference, and the EUCOLD symposium. It also includes a special feature presenting …

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EUCOLD 2019 Symposium

We encourage all our members to attend the EUCOLD Symposium on October 2-4  (https://www.eurcold2019.com) and particularly the two days organized  by our WG (https://www.eurcold2019.com/eucold-wg-lfd) on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 Please also disseminate this information among your contacts interested in levees and flood defences.

FLOODrisk2020

  The deadline for submitting abstracts to the next FLOODrisk conference has been extended to the 16th September : https://floodrisk2020.net/news/abstract-submission-deadline-extension/ Levees and Flood Defences are definitely a topic and I encourage every EUCOLD LFD WG and/or ICOLD LE TC to submit an abstract.

Newsletter issue 03 (April 2019)

A new issue of our LFD WG newsletter is available on the dedicated page of our web site : https://lfd-eurcold.inrae.fr/index.php/wg-newsletter/ Thanks to the editorial team, particularly Sam Leonard and Adrian Rushworth of the UK Environment Agency and also to to all contributors.

Digues 2019 conference : success and deliverables

The third French Conference on Levees (“Digues 2019”) was held in Aix en Provence on 20-21 March 2019 with technical visits on the Rhône levees on the 22. It was a success with 100 abstracts submission, 300 participants, 77 final papers, 50 oral presentations and 26 posters. The book of abstracts is available, with English …

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Deadline to submit abstracts for EUCOLD symposium

Last days to send an abstract for the 11th ICOLD European Club Symposium. Deadline is Monday 18th February 2019. All topics refer to all dams – large and small, reservoirs, levees and flood defenses. Important Dates Abstracts Submission (300 words max) Monday 18th February 2019 Abstracts Acceptance Friday 15th March 2019 Full Paper Submission (10 pages max) Monday …

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New book on floods and flood risk management

A new book (in two volumes) on flood risk and flood risk management is available at ISTE editions                     Volume 1  risk knowledge: http://www.iste.co.uk/book.php?id=1210 Volume 2 risk management: http://www.iste.co.uk/book.php?id=1257

A new issue of our Newsletter

A new issue of our newsletter is available here : https://lfd-eurcold.inrae.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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Photos from ICOLD Prague meeting

  Many pictures from the Prague ICOLD meeting are on ICOLD’s facebook page (click here). NB : the link is not active on the home page. When on the home page, click on “View full post” or “Read more” button first

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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WG meeting in Prague (07/07/2017)

Our Working Group will hold its meeting on Friday, July 7, during the ICOLD Meeting and in the same venue thanks to the help of the local organizing committee. Apologies to members not being able to attend the meting at this date. The formal meeting will be held during the morning (9:00-12:30), the afternoon (13:30-17:00) will be a …

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USSD Conference

Dear all, here is a message from our colleagues in USSD. Unfortunately the page layout is lost when copying in the post. There are several levee related activities planned during the whole conference week. Best regards, Rémy     The 2017 USSD Annual Conference and Exhibition starts in just 41 days! From April 3-7, 2017 …

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WG meeting in Lyon: a success

The second Working Group meeting, in Irstea’s Lyon office on the 17 October 2016, has been quite a success. We had 29 attendants from 10 countries. In the morning we had 9 technical and scientific presentations. The formal WG meeting was held in the afternoon. Minutes will be disseminated in the next two weeks. Thanks …

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Working Group meeting : Lyon, 17 October 2016

  A working group meeting will be held in Lyon, on Monday, October 17th, 2016, beginning the week of the FLOODrisk2016 international conference. A draft agenda is available and has been sent to the working group members, asking them to confirm their attendance. Non members wanting to participate need to get in touch with the …

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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 2016 conference program

The FLOODrisk 2016 conference program is now online. See http://floodrisk2016.net/programme/

Levee ICOLD question

An important news for our levees and flood defenses woking group! Here is the message sent on Monday, May 23rd to the WG members : Dear Member of the EURCOLD Working Group on Levees and Flood Defences,   during our start-up meeting last year, we mentioned the importance of having the topic of levees on …

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2016 Working Group meeting

Our WG meeting in 2016 will be held on October 17th in Lyon (France). More details soon. The next days, also in Lyon, will be the international FLOODrisk conference.

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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European Club of ICOLD Symposium

In 25-30 October 2016, the 10th ICOLD European Club Symposium will be held in Antalya (Turkey).

ICOLD meeting 2016 Johannesburg, South Africa

84th ICOLD meeting will be held in Johannesburg, South Arica, 15-20 May 2016. A report of our WG activities have been produced and will be presented during the meeting of the European Club.