International conference “Flood Protection for Historic Sites”, June 13 – 14, 2014 in Dresden, Germany

University in Dresden, under the patronage of the Saxon Minister of the Interior and in association with the German National Committee of ICOMOS.
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. Not enough attention has been given in the past to such adverse effects. This interdisciplinary colloquium will discuss relevant experiences from various contexts and professional perspectives. Further information is to be found in the program and on the following website:

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