World Winter Service and Road Resilience Congresses

The World Winter Service and Road Resilience Congress is a world-class event that builds on decades of PIARC experience. It brings together road experts and practitioners from across the globe. This will be the XVIth edition of the International Winter Road Congress, which PIARC has organised every four years since 1969.

Historically, this Congress represents a unique opportunity to discuss in depth all subjects related to roads in winter: traffic management, pavement conditions, de-icing agents, equipment, information to users, and more. These topics are and remain essential issues for many PIARC members.

The XVI Congress in 2022 will begin a new and exciting chapter for PIARC. In an effort to highlight issues of paramount importance to our members, the additional pillar of resilience will be explored during the 2022 Congress. Ensuring the resilience of roads and of transport services is indeed a priority for our members, who are confronted with deteriorating infrastructure, budget constraints, adverse climate events, and rapidly evolving user expectations. Road resilience will be addressed in the broadest sense, without seasonal constraints.

This is why the 2022 Congress will be relevant for all countries. There will be two complementary themes in the 2022 Congress:

  • Winter service
  • Resilience

The next International Winter Road Congress

Calgary - 8-11 February 2022

The XVIth World Winter Service and Road Resilience Congress Calgary 2022

Let’s meet in Calgary (Canada) on 8-11 February 2022 for the XVIth World Winter Service and Road Resilience Congress. The overall theme for the Congress is "Adapting to a Changing World".

The City of Calgary is an exciting business centre and an outstanding meeting and convention destination. As the fourth-largest city in Canada, Calgary has a lot to offer visitors from around the world.


Gdańsk Congress

"Providing a Safe and Sustainable Winter Road Service"

The XVth International Winter Road Congress Gdansk 2018

The World Road Association organizes jointly, with the Polish General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (GDDKIA), the XVth International Winter Road Congress. It will take place in Gdańsk (Poland) from 20 to 23 February 2018.


Congresses Proceedings available on DVD

  • Proceedings of the XIVth International Winter Road Congress -Andorra

    This DVD presents the Congress proceedings. It contains: information on organizing the Congress and the exhibition, the Congress program: the technical program and the program for accompanying persons; individual papers and the visual aids for the oral presentations; transcription of the opening ceremony, Ministers' session and closing session; the general report; list of participants; the four Congress journals; a selection of photos taken during the event.

  • Proceedings of the XIIIth International Winter Road Congress - Québec

    This DVD presents the Congress proceedings. It contains: information on organizing the Congress and the exhibition, the Congress program: the technical program and the program for accompanying persons; individual papers and the visual aids for the oral presentations; transcription of the opening ceremony, Mayor's session, Ministers' session and closing session; the general report of Technical Committee B.5; list of participants; the three Congress journals; a selection of [...]

  • Proceedings of the XIIth International Winter Road Congress - Turin-Sestriere

    Organized in Turin-Sestriere (Italy) from 27 to 30 March 2006 by the World Road Association and the Italian Organizing Committee, the Congress gathered over 1,000 participants from 50 countries. The theme "Keeping users on the move in winter" attracted 130 contributions from 18 countries. This CD-ROM presents the complete proceedings of the Congress. It contains information about the Congress, all technical papers selected for each session, the list of participants and exhibitors and also the [...]

  • Proceedings of the XIth International Winter Road Congress - Sapporo

    The XIth PIARC International Winter Road Congress held in Sapporo (Japan) from 28 to 31 January 2002, has gathered together over 2600 participants from 61 countries and 232 exhibitors. The theme "New challenges for Winter Road Service" attracted 169 papers from 26 countries. This CD-ROM presents the complete proceedings of this Congress. It contains information about the Congress, the text of all the communications, the reports from the special sessions, the list of the participants and exhibitors [...]


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