The DAMSAFE project, “Enhancing Dam Safety and Reservoir Management in India”, is coordinated by Deltares, and co-funded by RVO (Netherlands Enterprise Agency).
The overarching goal of the pilot project on a reservoir dam in Karnataka is to enhance dam safety and water management in India.
It involves demonstration of innovative solutions. The time span of the project is 20 months involving a 9 months operational period of demonstration.
The ambition of the DAMSAFE partners is to use this pilot project as a starting point for a long-term cooperation to generate more business in the Indian water (reservoir) sector.
The focus is on integrating solutions from partner companies, Royal Eijkelkamp, SkyGeo and iPresas, to demonstrate their benefits and usefulness to the customers in this sector.
Project partners will join the 3rd National Dam Safety Conference to be held in Roorkee (India) in February 2017.
Ignacio Escuder and Adrián Morales have participated as experts on dam risk analysis in the framework of the “Water for Uruguay” project, funded by the World Bank.
The activities were conducted within Pillar 3 with title “Development of the Regulatory Framework for Dam Safety in Uruguay”.
The World Bank provided technical assistance on dam safety, in collaboration with experts from Spain, Brasil, Argentina, Norway and United States.
In addition, a course was held in Montevideo in June 2016, with title “Dam safety: fundamentals and best practices for risk control, management and reduction”.
A Forum on Dam Safety was specifically devoted during the Second International DAM WORLD Conference (DW2015), held in Lisbon (Portugal) on April 21-24, 2015.
The Forum was co-organized by the Portuguese National Laboratory for Civil Engineering (LNEC) and the World Bank, and covered the state-of-the-practice on national dam safety strategies, with case examples from Spain, Portugal, Brasil and worldwide.
Jessica Castillo, on behalf of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) and iPresas, presented lessons learned and current challenges regarding dam safety management in Spain and the benefits of risk-informed dam safety governance.
The Third International DAM WORLD Conference will take place in Brasil in 2017.
Further information can be found at http://dw2015.lnec.pt/