The first edition of the Theoretical-Practical Course “Risk analysis applied to dam safety management”, organized by the Spanish National Committee on Large Dams (SPANCOLD), under the direction of Prof. Ignacio Escuder, has recently concluded.
This Seminar was held in Madrid (Spain) on September 17, September 24, and October 1, 2013.
The 25 course attendees (full house) included researchers, consultants, contractors, owners, regulators and operators of dams, both from private and public sector. This aspect allowed to enrich the contents by providing a great variety of experiences and points of view on dam safety management.
The contents of the course were based on the Spanish Technical Guideline on Dam Safety
nr.8, entitled “Risk analysis applied to dam safety management”, published in December 2012. The Technical Guideline can be downloaded in English from this link.
A series of practical exercises were solved and discussed, including several presentations and debate on real case studies.
During practical sessions, the software iPresas HidSimp was used.
This software tool allows to estimate the dam failure probability due to the overtopping failure mode following a simplified approach.
The new version of this software tool was used during the course.
The software tool iPresas HidSimp
can be downloaded from this link
The next edition of this course is scheduled for February 2014.
The course was conducted in Spanish.