NZSOLD ANCOLD 2019 | Combined Conference

Resilient Dams & Levees for
Resilient Communities

9 -12 October 2019, Pullman Hotel Auckland
Workshop, Conference, Post Conference Tour

Call for Abstracts

Is now closed

Thank you for all your submissions

Notification of Acceptance will be on 15 April 2019

Abstract submission


The conference theme: Resilient Dams for Resilient Communities, encourages us to review our current state of practice, share best practice and explore the present and future challenges that we must work collaboratively to address the impacts of natural disasters, climate change and population growth on infrastructure and communities.

It will be a great opportunity for those in the dam community to share their knowledge and experience.

We encourage dam and levee owners, consultants and regulators, to submit abstracts and papers.

Be heard and share with us your experience and research by submitting an Abstract. A wide range of sub-themes is available for discussion.


Conference Sub-Themes

The conference themes and their sub-themes are:
Dams for Resilient Communities themes

  1. The role of dams and levees in creating resilient communities
  2. Operation of dams and levees to protect communities
  3. Emergency preparedness to ensure resilient communities
  4. Environmental and social benefits and impacts

Resilient Dam and levee themes

  1. Design and safety issues for dam resilience
  2. Design and safety issues for levee resilience
  3. Operation for resilience
  4. Construction for resilience


Types of submissions

There are three types of submissions available:

  1. Paper – this will allow the author to present the accepted paper for 10 minutes in an allocated time slot.
  2. Poster – this will allow the author to present the accepted poster for 3 minutes during the poster presentation session.
  3. Lightning Presentation – this will allow the author to present up to 5 presentation slides and talk for 3 minutes on a subject relevant to the conference theme.
Abstract and Paper

Submission Process

The paper submission and review process is as follows:

  1. Submission of an Abstract, author to indicate their preferred type of submission (Paper, Poster or Lightning Presentation). Lightning Presentations will be given 3 minute talk time. Presentation timing will be strictly enforced.
  2. Abstract reviewed, accepted or declined by a reviewer.
  3. Authors of accepted Abstracts invited to submit a Draft Paper, Poster or Lightning Presentation.
  4. Paper reviewed, feedback is given, corrections and changes requested.
  5. Final Paper and uploaded.

Click the link to download the full ABSTRACT AND PAPER SUBMISSION GUIDE v4; NZSOLD ANCOLD 2019- Authors guide for writing and formatting papers in Word Document; NZSOLD ANCOLD Full Paper Template 2019

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01. Review Criteria

Relevance to the conference theme
Technical content
Organisation, grammar and style

02. Important Web Submissions

Jan 25 – Conference registration opens
Mar 15 – Extended deadline for Abstract submission
Apr 15 – Notification of Accepted Abstracts
May 15 – Early Bird registration closes
Jun 24 – Deadline for Draft paper submission
Jul 02 – Start of Final paper submission
Aug 18 – Deadline for Final Paper submission

03. Oral, Poster or Lightning Presentations

Please note that presenting authors of all accepted abstracts must register and pay the conference registration fee.

Our sponsors

Thank you for your generous support of the conference.

Gold Sponsor

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Bronze Sponsor

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