International Conference: Flood Protection for Historic Sites. 13-14 June 2014. Dresden (Germany) Deadline: 14 May 2014

Flood Protection for Historic Sites

Integrating Heritage Conservation
and Flood Control Concepts

13-14 JUNE 2014

Evidence of increasingly severe river floods in recent decades has spurred unprecedented efforts in Germany, Europe and many other regions of the world to reduce these threats through flood control measures. While there is general agreement that flood management should first of all be pursued by strengthening natural water retention, such efforts allow limited improvements for urbanized floodplains. Communities are therefore increasingly asking for protective structures to be built along urban waterfronts. River flood control techniques have been greatly improved in recent years, but such measures are usually extensive and structurally invasive. They may compromise urban and landscape qualities, historic monuments and sites, and tourist appeal, and thus affect the quality of life and the overall value of a location. This aspect has not been sufficiently taken into consideration so far, and it is rarely considered adequat! ely and early enough in planning such projects.
This international colloquium will address conditions and experiences from different geographic, political, economic and cultural contexts. Promising approaches and strategies for the preservation of urban and cultural landscapes along rivers and streams and for building environmentally-sound protection systems will be discussed. Conference languages are English and German. Simultaneous translation will be provided.


Host / Organizing Committee

Prof. Thomas Will, Dr.-Ing. Heiko Lieske, Dr.-Ing. Nils Schinker
Institute for Architectural History, Theory and Conservation, Faculty of Architecture, Technische Universität Dresden

In cooperation with ICOMOS Germany

Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Dirk Carstensen, Institut für Wasserbau und Technische Hydromechanik, TU Dresden
Dr. Hagen Eyink, Prof., Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Bau und Stadtentwicklung, Berlin
Dr. Bernhard Furrer, Prof., Universita della Svizzera Italiana, Mendrisio
Dr. Hans-Rudolf Meier, Prof. für Denkmalpflege und Baugeschichte, Bauhaus Univ. Weimar
Edmund Penning-Rowsell, Professor of Geography, Flood Hazard Research Centre, Midd-lesex University, London
Dr. Erika Schmidt, Sen.-Professorin für Geschichte der Landschaftsarchitektur, TU Dresden
Joachim Tourbier, Professor Emeritus of Landscape Construction, Philadelphia/PA
Pali Wijeratne, Environmental Planning Services (Pvt) Ltd., Colombo, Sri Lanka


Gabi Böhme, Susan Gebler (IBAD/TU Dresden)

K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden
phone: +49 351 4967540
fax: +49 351 4956116


Technische Universität Dresden, Bergstraße 64, 01069 Dresden
Hörsaalzentrum, Hörsaal HSZ/04/H


Registration fees NEW:  ICOMOS Members
registration until 14 May 2014
Regular registration by
14 May 2014
Full registration 80,00 Euro 100,00 Euro
One-day registration 50,00 Euro 60,00 Euro

Students with appropriate identification will pay 50% of the respective registration.

The fee includes admission, conference booklet, excursion, lunches and coffee breaks.

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