Welcome Message

(Belém Tower, Lisbon)

WELCOME MESSAGE

DW2020 is the fourth international gathering of a prestigious series of conferences on Dam Engineering. This series of conferences started in 2012. The first event was held in Maceió, Brazil, following Lisbon, Portugal in 2015 and Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, in 2018. Returning to Lisbon in 2020.

Why Lisbon?

"If you’re dreaming about your next trip to Europe, come and discover Lisbon, a historical city full of stories to tell, where the sun shines 290 days a year and the temperature rarely drops below 15 ºC. A city where you feel safe wandering around day or night, where the cuisine is dedicated to creating over a thousand ways to cook the beloved bacalhau (salted cod), and where you’ll find hotels and restaurants to suit every taste, budget and requirement. Discover Lisbon, a city full of authenticity where old customs and ancient history intermix with cultural entertainment and hi-tech innovation. Lisbon is ageless, but it loves company, as you’ll find out if you meet someone and ask them to explain, with lots of gestures and repetition, where the best place is to listen to Fado. After all, Lisbon is famous for its hospitality and the family-like way it welcomes visitors."

(https://www.visitlisboa.com/).

The National Laboratory for Civil Engineering (LNEC) will be hosting DW2020 and I would like to send a friendly invitation to the international dam engineering community. The Conference aims to be a forum for disseminating the latest scientific and technical developments and for discussing the current problems, challenges and solutions faced by this important engineering sector. The Conference, in addition to technical sessions, will comprise Keynote Lectures from a team of experts, Pre-Conference One-Day Courses of great interest to professional practice and Special Sessions dedicated to topics of delegates special interest. Site Visits of technical and cultural interest will be organised. DW2020 Organisation Team will make all efforts to promote a fruitful and enjoyable networking among delegates and make DW2020 an unforgettable experience.

Come and join DW2020!

Carlos Pina, DW2020 Conference Chair

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