One-day training course
About this course
|Type|| Classroom training
|Topic||Water resources and management|
Dam breach flood events are usually low probability but high impact events with potentially very high fatality and economic damage figures. Dam breach floods are very different in nature to fluvial, coastal and groundwater flooding. The complex soil erosion and hydraulics involved in a dam breach can have a significant effect on the destructive properties of such a flood.
This introductory course examines the nature of breaches through embankment dams, the different approaches available to model or assess these and the pros and cons of each type of approach. It explains the different failure modes identified in breaching, when these failure modes are most likely to occur, and what the impact is of modelling the wrong failure mode. Ideas on how to deal with uncertainties in the input parameters and the impact of these uncertainties on the model output are discussed.
It would be beneficial to attend the dams and reservoir safety course before this course.
Dam owners/operators, consulting engineers undertaking/specifying dam breach studies and emergency planners.
At the end of the course participants will understand:
Mohammed (course tutor) is obviously passionate about his field and this shines through, a great presenter.2014 delegate