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Committee on River Ice Processes and the Environment

20th Workshop on River Ice

Ottawa, Ontario | May 14 to 16, 2019

The 20th CRIPE Workshop will be held May 14 to 16, 2019 in Ottawa at the Marriott Hotel in the renowned and enjoyable ByWard Market, near the Ottawa River, the Rideau Canal, the Parliament Buildings and nightlife. Ottawa is beautiful at this time of year and the Workshop was planned to correspond with the famous Tulip Festival (and you will be provided the chance to participate).

The Workshop is hosted by Université Laval, Génie civil et genie des eaux (Brian Morse) and the University of Ottawa’s Civil Engineering Department (Colin Rennie). The Workshop will be followed by a one-day short course on May 17th. The theme of the short course will be Reducing Ice Jam Flood Risks. Presentations will be in English but a summary of the Short Course presentations will subsequently be made available in French. The Short Course will be held a venue in Gatineau that is a 15 minute walk across the Ottawa River from the Marriott Hotel Workshop venue.

The call for abstracts will remain open through December 15, 2018. Please submit your abstracts to using the document template provided. Full papers will be due by March 1, 2019.


Should you wish to sponsor either the Workshop or the Short Course, this would very appreciated. In past conferences, our sponsors have covered the entire costs of all students attending them! This is unique to CRIPE.