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
The next International Winter Road Congress
Calgary - 7-11 February 2022 (Calgary time)
Let’s meet online on 7-11 February 2022 for the XVI World Winter Service and Road Resilience Congress. The overall theme for the Congress is "Adapting to a Changing World".
In keeping with the slogan of the Congress, “Adapting to a Changing World”, and due to the ongoing health and economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, the XVI World Winter Service and Road Resilience Congress will be held in digital format.
Full technical details on the digital format will be shared in the coming months.
"Providing a Safe and Sustainable Winter Road Service"
The World Road Association organizes jointly, with the Polish General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (GDDKIA), the XVth International Winter Road Congress. It took place in Gdańsk (Poland) from 20 to 23 February 2018.
Congresses Proceedings available as website
Proceedings of the XIVth International Winter Road Congress - Gdańsk
- the Congress programme, including the technical programme and the accompanying persons' programme,
- individual articles selected by the Technical Committees and Task Forces from among the proposals received following the call for papers,
- key documents
To access the Final Proceedings of the XVth International Winter Road Congress: https://proceedings-gdansk2018.piarc.org
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 [...]