Category: Flood Risk

Free ICFM webinar on flood events China, JP, USA (26 Aug)

Under the title “The Flood Challenge to Resilience” ICFM will share the experience with (i) major flooding in China that affected/s millions of people and hundreds of river basins; (ii)  flooding in Japan caused by truly extraordinary amounts of rain falling over the island of Kyushu; and (iii) flooding in Michigan (US) that interacted with …

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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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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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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.

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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Closure of Dutch storm surge barriers

On the 3rd of January 2018, all Dutch storm surge barriers had to close. For details, see the news item https://www.i-storm.org/news.html on the site of I-storm, the International Network for Storm Surge Barriers. The closed Maeslant storm surge barrier (archive photo)

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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FLOODRISK2016-Lyon – More than just a conference

Marcel Bottema, 8 Nov 2016   Short report from FLOODrisk 2016 Conference From 18-20 October the 3rd European Conference on Flood Risk Management took place in Lyon, together with some side events (FLOODrisk 2016, www.floodrisk2016.net ). Over 200 papers were presented covering a wide range of Flood Risk Management issues. The number of participants was …

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FLOODrisk 2016 conference program

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

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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