ICCE Continental Erosion


Sergey Chalov




Paolo Porto


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Vice President

Yuri Jacques da Silva


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Vice President

Peter Molnar

Slovakia / Switzerland


Vice President

Allen Gellis


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Michal Habel



ECC Representative

Anatoly Tsyplenkov

Russia / New Zealand

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About ICCE

ICCE is a commission  of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) that aims to enhance  our understanding of contemporary and historical erosion, sedimentation processes and the movement of sediment and associated nutrients and contaminants throughout the landscape. By doing so, it seeks to recognize the impact of these processes on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, the environment and society. Additionally, the commission encourages the development and application of new empirical methods and modeling frameworks for investigating erosion and sediment transfer at multiple scales, ranging from small plots to large national catchments.


In recent years, ICCE has been working to connect the worlds of research, management, and policy. This has been done by transferring technology to developing countries and by contributing to the development of tools that support sediment policy. ICCE believes that it is important to both promote scientific progress and apply this knowledge to further sustainable development. Additionally, the organization aims to manage and control environmental issues related to sediment, as well as the transfer of nutrients and contaminants.

Objective of ICCE

ICCE’s field of interest includes the erosion, transport and deposition of sediment and as well as associated nutrients and contaminants, and their interaction with other components of the hydrological cycle and environment. We recognise the pivotal role that erosion and sediment delivery play in various environmental issues and the interdisciplinary research required to improve our understanding and management of such issues. Central research themes for ICCE are:

·       Sediment impacts on river channel/costal hydromorphology and management;

·       Sediment quality—geochemistry, nutrients, contaminants and emerging issues;

·       Sediment fingerprinting

·       Soil erosion management

·       Dams and reservoir impact on sediment management





The Commission actively collaborates with the other IAHS Commissions and other international groups with interests in the field of erosion and sedimentation, including the UNESCO International Sediment Initiative (ISI), the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), the International Geographical Union (IGU), the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD), and the World Association for Sedimentation and Erosion Research (WASER) and the European SedNet initiative. ICCE welcomes interaction with empirical or modelling scientists and practitioners working on sediment either exclusively or in tandem with broader water quality, environmental pollution and management, engineering or ecological studies at any scale.

Future events

The 2024 ICCE Symposium will be held on July 24th-26th, 2024 at in Eichstätt, Germany (Bavarian Alps) https://www.ku.de/icce2024

Registration will stay open until March 3rd, but it is advisable to register and book your accommodation as early as possible, because the meeting will take place during the main summer holiday period in Germany.

Past events

ICCE is responsible for organizing scientific meetings addressing the coupled erosion, transport and deposition of sediment and associated nutrients and contaminants and the interaction of these processes with other components of the hydrological cycle and the environment. The first meeting (ICCE Symposium) was held in Florence, Italy more than 30 years ago, and recent symposia have been held in Dundee, UK in 2006; Christchurch, New Zealand in 2008; Warsaw, Poland in 2010; Chengdu, China in 2012; New Orleans, USA in 2014; Okehampton, UK in 2016 and in Moscow, Russia in 2018 and in Bydgoszcz, Poland 2022 ( https://icce2022.ukw.edu.pl ). 


The ICCE Commission would like to bring together people who want to collaborate actively to ICCE objectives, sharing knowledge, information, papers, data and routines.

Each ICCE member will receive a certificate of membership. Certificates are handed over during events organized by ICCE or by correspondence. Membership is free of charge. Members are encouraged to attend ICCE activities, propose topic for events under ICCE roof (e.g. workshops, training courses etc.) 

The membership is based on the invitation sent by ICCE officers. At the same time, we invite you apply for the ICCE membership. Please send an e-mail including motivation letter and short CV to:

Secretary - Michal HABEL, [email protected] 

with your personal details (Name, Surname, Country, Institution and link to your personal webpage, if available) and briefly describing your research interests, what kind of material you could be able to share, if you have a topic to propose, etc.


It is with great sadness that we report the unexpected passing of Mervyn Peart on September 15th 2023 - for full information see the obituary on the Past Information page.


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