ICOLD 2019 - Sustainable and Safe Dams Around the World - Call for Abstracts and Technical Papers

Symposium and Submission of Abstracts

Theme: Sustainable and Safe Dams Around the World

The theme will be addressed through technical papers and a poster session presented on the following topics.

1.       Innovation

Recent advancements and techniques for investigation, design, construction, operation and maintenance of water or tailings dams and spillways.

2.       Sustainable Development

Planning, design, construction, operation, decommissioning and closure management strategies for water resources or tailings dams (e.g. climate change, sedimentation, environmental protection, risk management).

3.       Hazards

Design mitigation and management of hazards to water or tailings dams, appurtenant structures, spillways and reservoirs (e.g. floods, seismic, landslides).

4.       Extreme Conditions

Management for water or tailings dams (e.g. permafrost and ice loading, arid/wet climates, geo-hazards).

Young Professionals (age 35 and under) are especially encouraged to submit papers and posters for the Symposium.

Submission of Abstracts:

The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to 19th October 2018.

Authors of technical papers and posters should submit abstracts addressing the symposium themes, using the online system at


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