Postponement of ICOLD Congress 2021 (Marseille) in 2022

Originally scheduled for June 2021, the MARSEILLE CONGRESS had already been postponed to November 2021 due to COVID 19. The current situation of the pandemic and the uncertainties about the possibilities of participation in the Congress by ICOLD member countries still does not allow to consider holding it in 2021. Indeed, a recent survey conducted by the French National Committee (CFBR) found that most countries could not commit to an in-person conference in 2021.

The ICOLD Congress is a legacy and marquee event for ICOLD organization with an important focus and in-depth evaluation of current state-of-the-practice technical “Questions” on dams and levee infrastructure. There is also encouragement to know that ICOLD is setting the conditions for the most successful Congress in 2022 with the best opportunity for entire ICOLD family to safely participate in person.

ICOLD will organize a Virtual Conference on November 15th – 19th, 2021 (same week as initially foreseen for the Marseille Congress) mainly including a Tech. Cttees Chairs Meeting, a CFBR Symposium, Tech. Cttees Workshops and a General Assembly (detailed information and program will be sent later).

This one-year postponement is also applied to all other ICOLD events. We thank all organizing committees for their patience and cooperation. This is the new agenda:

  • 2022 MARSEILLE(France) CONGRESS
  • 2023GOTHENBURG (Sweden) ANNUAL MEETING
  • 2024 NEW DELHI(India) ANNUAL MEETING
  • 2025CHENGDU (China) CONGRESS
  • 2026 SHIRAZ (Iran) ANNUAL MEETING

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