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Call for contributions to INTERPRAEVENT 2024

The topic of the conference INTERPRAEVENT 2024 is “Natural hazards in a changing climate – How to manage risks under global warming?”. The conference takes place in Vienna 10-13 June 2024. INTERPRAEVENT 2024 connects science and practice and is an important platform for discussions. In addition, it offers a unique opportunity to meet planners, developers, …

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An original solution for emergency repair of a breach in a levee. What do you think of it?

Sometimes original solutions are tried to repair a levee in an emergency situation or a breach. Here’s such an example Now this raises many comments and questions. I’d like to see yours, please reply to this post.  

Seminar on protections against overtopping erosion

Abstract Submission Deadline to the 4th international seminar was extended. For those interested, you can still send abstracts by December 20th, 2021 to You can also consult updated information about key dates and templates at

Grass roots

Very interesting post in Linkedin about grass roots, which shows we still have a lt to learn on this topic :  link

Reflections on the ICOLD LE TC meeting September 2020

The ICOLD Levees Technical Committee (LE TC) 2020 met over the last three days of September for our 2020 meeting. These are some of my personal reflections. The current restrictions in response to COVID19 were overcome by having a teleconference on each of the days. I think the importance of Levees worldwide was seen by …

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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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SafeLevee webinar on failure databases

Dear colleagues, Over the last 5 years the SAFElevee project team at TU Delft has investigated levee failures and has set up an open-access database (the international levee performance database – ILPD) with over 1500 levee failure and performance cases. You are warmly invited to attend a webinar on the SafeLevee project and ILPD database. …

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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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A new issue of our Newsletter

A new issue of our newsletter is available here : 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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Prague WG Meeting and Workshop

A meeting and a workshop of our Working Group on Levees and Flood Defences will take place during the ICOLD meeting in Prague on July 7, 2017 (see details in the agenda). WG members are all invited to attend the meeting. ICOLD National Committees have been informed of the event and are invited to send …

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