26th Annual Meeting of EWG-IE

Politecnico di Milano - Aula De Donato

September 10, 2018 – September 13, 2018


The European Working Group on Internal Erosion (EWG-IE) was set up in 1993 to focus on the vulnerability of dams to internal erosion. After the inaugural workshop on definitions and needs in 2005, the Working Group has regularly organized annual meetings to share knowledge on soil internal erosion in water retaining structures, such as embankment dams, dikes, levees, and in their foundations.

Following the last successful workshop in Delft in September 2017, the meeting will provide a forum for sharing novel ideas and sound knowledge related to the main discussion themes of the Working Group.

In line with the traditional aims of EWG-IE, these are:

– Internal erosion mechanisms and modelling

– Laboratory testing and physical modelling

– Field cases and observations

– Inspection and monitoring

– Risk assessment and management

– Remediation of dikes and dams

– Best practices and design guidelines

Researchers, scientists and engineers, participants from agencies, industry and public bodies, from Europe and overseas, are invited to submit contributions related to the above themes.


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In the web page header: Preparatory study for an inland waterway along Arno river, Leonardo da Vinci, c.1503

In the figure below: Studies for a sea dredge machine, Leonardo da Vinci, Atlantic Code, c.1503 (Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Milano)

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