Protections 2018 – a unique conference on protection against overtopping

6th – 8th June 2018

Grange-over-Sands, UK

Experts in the management of water and the water environment, HR Wallingford, are organising Protections 2018, the 3rd International Conference on Protection against Overtopping, which is taking place from 6-8 June in Grange-over-Sands in the UK’s Lake District.

The increasing demand for dam, levee and seawall safety and flood protection has prompted new research and advancements, and a greater need for cost-effective measures in overtopping protection as a solution for overtopping concerns at levees, dams and seawalls.

This conference brings together leading experts from practice, research, development, and implementation for two days of knowledge exchange followed by a technical tour of the Lake District including visits to some of the area’s impressive dams.

The conference will focus on:

  • Critical issues related to levees, dams and seawalls
  • New developments and advanced tools
  • Overtopping protection systems
  • Overtopping simulators / test facilities
  • Overtopping failure mechanisms
  • System design and performance
  • Applications and innovative solutions
  • Case histories of overtopping events
  • Physical modelling techniques and recent studies
  • Numerical modelling methods.

Registration is now open, and delegates can choose a conference-only or conference plus accommodation package. To register to attend, visit:

Prospective authors can submit abstracts via the conference website: until 13 September 2017.

Protections 2018 follows the very successful Protections 2016 event, the 2nd International Seminar on Dam Protection against Overtopping which took place in September, 2016 in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. The inaugural event in this conference series was held during November 2014 in Madrid Spain and attended by participants from 20 countries.

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