Lessons from incidents at dams and reservoirs ...
Lessons from incidents at dams and reservoirs ...

Lessons from incidents at dams and reservoirs • an engineering guide (SP167)

The focus of the guide is on failures and incidents at dams in Britain that have occurred between 1800 and 2012. The scope of the guide is limited to water-retaining structures.

Part 1 of the guide provides a historical overview of the subject. Part 2 contains a brief introduction to the various types of serious incident, and a classification and analysis of the modes of failure followed by descriptions of over 100 British incidents and failures. Much can be and has been learnt from overseas incidents and failures and Part 3 provides information on some 20 overseas incidents.

This guide will be of use to reservoir panel engineers, dam designers and consultants, reservoir owners and operators, government agencies and regulators in the UK, as well as international professionals and managers involved in reservoir operation and safety worldwide.

ISBN: 978-0-86017-735-7
Author: Charles, J A, Tedd, P, Warren, A L
Number of pages: 194
Publisher: CIRIA
Date of Publication: July 2014

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