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Long-term benefits and performance of dams : proceedings of the 13th conference of the British Dam Society and ICOLD European Club held at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK from 22 to 26 June 2004 /
edited by Henry Hewlett.
imprint
London : Thomas Telford ; 2004.
description
676 p. : ill., maps, ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0727732684
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A Look Inside
Summaries
Long Description
This book contains 55 papers covering a wide variety of topics including: - The benefits and social impact of dams - Lessons learned from historical incidents - Refurbishment and replacement of various elements of dams - Instrumentation and monitoring - Discontinuance and abandonment of dams - The use and performance of synthetic materials in dams - Recent flood events and climate change - Rehabilitation case histories - Risk assessment - Instrumentation and monitoring
Main Description
Long-term benefits and performance of dams, consists of the proceedings of the 13th British Dam Society Conference held at the University of Kent, Canterbury, in June 2004. This book contains 55 papers covering a wide variety of topics including: the benefits and social impact of dams lessons learned from historical incidents refurbishment and replacement of various elements of dams discontinuance and abandonment of dams the use and performance of synthetic materials in dams recent flood events and climate change rehabilitation case histories Research Risk assessment Instrumentation and monitoring The papers include discussion on the benefits that reservoirs can provide in terms of water supply and recreation and also on the environmental impact they can have. The use of new materials in reservoir construction is discussed, in particular the use of geomembranes to provide water tightness. Several papers describe portfolio risk assessments undertaken both in the UK and overseas, and various other issues related to reservoir management are covered, including changes in the enforcement of UK reservoir safety legislation.
Long Description
Long-term Benefits and Performance of Damspresents proceedings the 13th Conference of the British Dam Society held at the University of Kent, June 2004. The papers include discussion on the benefits that reservoirs can provide in terms of water supply and recreation and also on the environmental impact they can have. The use of new materials in reservoir construction is discussed, in particular the use of geomembranes to provide water tightness Several papers describe portfolio risk assessments undertaken both in the UK and overseas, and various other issues related to reservoir management are covered, including changes in the enforcement of UK reservoir safety legislation The issue of climate change and its effect on reservoir safety is considered and there is an update on European research into dambreak analysis. A number of flood alleviation schemes involving flood storage reservoirs are described, with particular emphasis on hydraulic controls and environmental aspects Long-term benefits and performance of dams also contains case histories of dam failures and 'near misses', which are described with the lessons that can be learnt from them. Various studies and works to rehabilitate a number of dams of differing types, sizes and age are also described.
Table of Contents
The benefit of dams to societyp. 3
Lake Hood - creating waves in the communityp. 15
Balancing the costs and benefits of dams : an environmental perspectivep. 26
Follow up to the WCD report - where has it gone?p. 34
Political ecology of dams in Teesdalep. 49
Raising of the Ajaure embankment dam by extending the moraine core with a geomembranep. 69
Design and performance of Elvington balancing and settling lagoonsp. 81
Twenty five years' experience using bituminous geomembranes as upstream waterproofing for structuresp. 94
Watertightness and safety of dams using geomembranesp. 102
Downstream slope protection with open stone asphaltp. 117
Sri Lanka dam safety and reservoir conservation programmep. 133
Condition assessment of government-owned dams in Finlandp. 146
Portfolio risk assessment in the UK : a perspectivep. 154
Hydraulic and operational safety evaluation of some existing Portuguese large damsp. 163
Reliability principles for spillway gates and bottom outletsp. 175
FMECA of the Ajaure Dam - a methodology studyp. 187
Agent-based dam monitoringp. 197
Armenia dam safety projectp. 207
Reservoir management, risk and safety considerationsp. 220
Development of a probabilistic methodology for slope stability and seismic assessments of UK embankment damsp. 232
Ridracoli Dam : surveillance and safety evaluation reported in internet pagep. 247
Reservoirs Act 1975 - progress on the implementation of the Environment Agency as enforcement authorityp. 256
Developments in management of reservoir safety in UKp. 268
Use of expert opinion elicitation to quantify the internal erosion process in damsp. 282
Dam accident data base DADB - the web based data collection of ICOLDp. 298
Comparison of some European guidelines for the seismic assessment of damsp. 305
European research on dambreak and extreme flood processesp. 315
A passive flow-control device for the Banbury flood storage reservoirp. 327
Challenges on dam safety in a changed climate in Norwayp. 339
Weedon flood storage scheme - the biggest Hydro-brake in the worldp. 348
Integrating design with the environment to maximise benefits from a flood storage dam : successful implementation at Harbertonfordp. 360
Raciborz flood reservoirp. 371
Monitoring of dams in operation - a tool for emergencies and for evaluation of long-term safetyp. 387
Long-term stress measurements in the clay cores of storage reservoir embankmentsp. 396
Glacial risk and reservoir management : the Lago della Rossa reservoir example (Valli di Lanzo, Western Alps, Italy)p. 408
The performance of Thika Dam, Kenyap. 421
Masjed-e-Soleiman Dam instrumentationp. 433
Challenges and limits - the feasibility of underwater rehabilitation workp. 447
Ericht and Dalwhinnie Dam refurbishment and protection worksp. 459
Wave assessment on Loch Erichtp. 473
An incident at Ogston Reservoirp. 488
Marmarik dam investigations and remedial worksp. 503
An update on perfect filtersp. 516
Remedial drainage to Laggan and Blackwater gravity damsp. 532
Papan dam studies and remediesp. 544
The Washburn Valley reservoirs - spillway improvementsp. 559
Rehabilitation design of Acciano rockfill dam after the September 1997 earthquakep. 569
Lessons from a dam incidentp. 584
Comments on failures of small dams in the Czech Republic during historical flood eventsp. 597
Detailed investigation of an old masonry damp. 609
The long-term performance and remediation of a colloidal concrete damp. 617
Some problems at small dams in the United Kingdomp. 629
The discontinuance of Devils Dingle Ash Lagoonp. 639
Bewl water spillway remedial worksp. 652
Walthamstow Reservoirs No. 4 and No. 5 embankment protectionp. 661
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