Dam safety and the environment, Volumes 23-115 by Guy J.-M. Le Moigne, Shawki M. Barghouti, Hervé L. PDF

By Guy J.-M. Le Moigne, Shawki M. Barghouti, Hervé L. Plusquellec, World Bank

ISBN-10: 0821314386

ISBN-13: 9780821314388

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The criteria to be applied to the design and construction of dams must reflect the expert interpretation of all site specific data and conditions. These criteria have evolved with time, based on records of performance of dams and the development of technologies allowing the introduction of refined and more complex methods of analysis. Insights and experience on safety issues Page 12 have been drawn both from successfully completed, operating dams and from dam problems and failures. Design criteria for dams continue to evolve to reflect new experience.

Monitoring and inspection must be carried out by personnel who know what to look for and who can recognize any signs of distress. Safety standards have been raised in many countries, but no regulation can replace competence and experience. The Work of ICOLD. The general interest in the advancement of the engineering of dams led to the founding of the International Commission on Large Dams at the World Power Conference in Berlin in 1929. ICOLD is the primary organization in the world devoted exclusively to dams: "The objectives of the Commission are to encourage improvement in the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of large dams and associated civil engineering works by bringing together relevant information and studying related questions including technical, economic, financial, environmental and social aspects".

Because the value of human life was a philosophical matter than a direct function of cost, Duscha felt that a costbenefit approach to safety was inappropriate. Duscha mentioned that the ICOLD Committee on Dam Safety had conducted a survey on dam safety legislation among the 75 ICOLD member countries. Of the 36 countries which had responded, 20 had indicated that they had no dam safety legislation. Most of these were developed countries, demonstrating that safety had a long way to go to be effectively formalized on a world-wide scale.

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