International Conference on Flood Protection for historic sites
This international colloquium, sponsored by the German Research Association (DFG), is held at the Technical University Dresden in association with ICOMOS from 13 to 14 June 2014. It will for the first time address the issues of Integrating Heritage Conservation and Flood Control Concepts along rivers and streams.
Increasingly frequent disasters involving high water have led to efforts in many parts of the world to enhance flood protection. Although the extensive structural measures that are often undertaken also protect historic sites, at times these very measures can impair a site’s special values.
In the past, not enough attention has been given to such adverse effects. This interdisciplinary colloquium will discuss relevant experiences from various contexts and professional perspectives. Conference languages are English and German with full translation services.
Further information is to be found on the conference website.