Congress Questions

Q 104: Concrete Dams Design Innovation and Performance

  1. Innovations for arch dam analysis, design and construction; including RCC arch and arch- gravity dams.
  2. Innovations for design, construction materials and placement methods, flood management during construction and performance of concrete dams, including RCC and cemented material dams.
  3. Innovations for raising existing concrete dams.
  4. Innovations for extremely high concrete dams.
  5. Operational performance of concrete dams during the life cycle, including under extreme conditions.

Q 105: Incidents and Accidents concerning dams

  1. Recent lessons from incidents and accidents concerning dams during the life cycle, including during construction.
  2. Evaluation of the flows and flood, estimation and quantification of the consequences, including social, economic and environmental aspects, in case of failure or incidents.
  3. Emergency planning: regulation, organisation, information of the population and examples of implementation.
  4. Governance of the safety: definition of the responsibilities, periodic reviews, implementation tests, organisation of lessons learned implementation.

Q 106: Surveillance, Instrumentation, Monitoring and Data Acquisition and Processing

  1. Long term performance of existing surveillance systems including reliability and accuracy ; importance of visual inspections.
  2. New technologies in dam and foundation instrumentation and monitoring.
  3. Data acquisition and processing to evaluate the behavior of dams, predict and identify incidents.
  4. Understanding and handling of large quantity of data, including artificial intelligence approach.

Q 107: Dams and Climate Change

  1. Impacts of climatic change on existing dams and reservoirs and remedies; case studies and costs.
  2. Impacts of climatic change on needs and designs of dams, reservoirs and levees (water storage, floods mitigation, oceans raising).
  3. Favourable impacts of dams on the climatic change, including greenhouse gases reduction by optimisation of hydroelectric generation. Needs, potential and cost of energy pumped storage.
  4. Unfavourable impacts of dams and reservoirs on climatic change: evaluation of greenhouse gases emissions by reservoirs and dams construction.
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