More than 300 papers will be published in the proceedings!

We have now sent out notifications to the authors that are offered to give an oral presentation at the symposium. We have planned for 102 presentations in 4 parallel session. More than 300 papers will be published in the proceedings! We will also give an opportunity to present a poster for some papers. So looking forward to see you in Gothenburg!

/Anders Isander

Chairman, Organizing Committee


Final Bulletin (Fr)


ICOLD2023 Final Bulletin

Call for mentors

Are you an experienced professional who wants to share your knowledge and inspire younger colleagues? Do you accept the challenge to meet with and exchange thoughts and experiences on a certain topic with young professionals? Following the success in Ottawa and Marseille, for this year’s mentoring sessions, we are now looking for mentors! More info and how to apply here:


Additional Technical Excursion on Thursday 15th June!

The Technical Excursion to Lilla Edet & Trollhättan locks will now also be available on Thursday 15 June.

This technical excursion will be visiting the hydropower plant Lilla Edet. This is one out of four hydropower plants in the river Göta Älv, draining the largest lake in Sweden, Vänern, flowing out in Kattegatt on the west coast of Sweden. The hydropower plants in Göta Älv are of great importance since they regulate the water levels in Vänern. Lilla Edet is under re-construction where the old spillways are being replaced. The new construction must be able to withstand higher expected waterflows then before. During our visit we will learn more about the re-construction which is planned to be completed by the end of 2025.

After our visit at Lilla Edet, we will go to the city of Trollhättan, located by Göta Älv. Göta Älv has six ship locks, of which four are in Trollhättan. The locks used in Göta Älv were opened in 1916 and are planned to be replaced by new locks by 2030. The construction of this project is planned to start by 2025. We will learn more about this project during our visit. We will also have a tour around the historical locks, with the oldest from 1800 to the once being used today.

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Four months to the symposium “Management for Safe Dams”

Four months to the symposium “Management for Safe Dams” and the scientific committee is in full swing with preparations.

After review, we were happy to invite 450 authors to prepare a full paper on the symposium theme. To enable oral presentations for as many selected papers as possible there will be four parallel sessions during the symposium. We look forward to receive and read the papers and continue with detailed planning of the symposium program.

Registration is now open!

It is with great pleasure we announce that we have opened the registration for the ICOLD 2023 Annual Meeting in Gothenburg. We look forward to welcoming the whole ICOLD family to take part in this event that contains a lot of activities, both technical as well as social. We hope you will be able to appreciate the full program of the week and that you will come and spend some time in wonderful Sweden and also get an opportunity to meet friends and colleagues from all over the world.

Anders Isander

Chairman Organizing Committee

ICOLD 2023 Annual Meeting

ICOLD2023 Initial Bulletin

The ICOLD2023 Initial Bulletin has now been published. (English only)




Deadline for submission of abstracts EXTENDED

The deadline for submission of abstracts is extended to October 31, 2022


SwedCOLD cordially invite participants of the symposium to submit papers related to the symposium themes.

Accepted papers can be presented either orally, in poster sessions, or as paper only. Initial acceptance is abstract only. Please submit a 300-word abstract according to the instructions on the portal no later than 16 October.

All authors of accepted abstracts are requested to submit a full paper for review. Details on presentation data together with templates for full papers, presentations, and posters will be given for accepted abstracts.

Abstract submission deadline: 16 October 2022
Abstract acceptance notification: 18 November 2022
Full paper submission deadline: 15 January 2023

Read more here and submit your abstract >>

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