Abstracts And Technical Papers2018-12-06T17:57:27+00:00

Abstracts and Technical Papers

Theme: Sustainable and Safe Dams Around the World

Schedule for Technical Papers:   

  • October 19, 2018: deadline for abstract submission and confirmation of your commitment to produce a technical paper as well as a presentation.  A French version of your abstract is not essential at this stage; however, it will be necessary for the completed paper. Please note that the Technical Committee can assist you with this requirement.
  • November 23, 2018: notification sent to authors of accepted abstracts.
  • January 15,  2019: completed paper submission in DOC and PDF format.
  • May 15, 2019transmission in PPT format of presentation for the conference.

Author Resources:

Poster Instructions
Paper Guidelines

The ICOLD 2019 Symposium proceedings will be published in a searchable form and will be available for purchase.

Link to Abstract and paper management system

ICOLD 2019 has accepted abstracts and technical papers on the following topics:


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

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).


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

Extreme Conditions

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

Please address questions surrounding your submission to: Ottawa_2019_Articles@outlook.com.