News: “New Spanish Technical Guide on Operation of Dams and Reservoirs”

Opening session

From left to right:
Dr. José Polimón (President of SPANCOLD), Ms. Liana Ardiles (Dir. General of Water, Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment) and René Gómez (Ebro River Authority)

The Technical Seminar on “Governance and prioritization of hydraulic infrastructure investments”, organized by the Spanish National Committee on Large Dams (SPANCOLD), was held in Madrid on December 11, 2012.

The new Technical Guide No.8, Vol.I, on Operation of Dams and Reservoirs, published by SPANCOLD, was presented during this seminar, opened by Ms. Liana Ardiles López, Director General of Water at the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

The presentation of the Technical Guide “Risk Analysis applied to Management of Dam Safety” included contributions from Arturo Gil García (SPANCOLD), Dr. Ignacio Escuder Bueno (UPV), Dr. Armando Serrano Lombillo (iPresas, UPV Spin-off), and Eduardo Rojo Martínez (IBERDROLA).


Presentation of the new Technical Guide
(Mr. Armando Serrano-Lombillo, iPresas UPV Spin-off)


Presentation of the new Technical Guide
(Mr. Ignacio Escuder-Bueno, UPV)


Technical Guide
(English version)

The event also included the presentation of the application of risk analysis for prioritizing investments in dam safety to a portfolio of dams of the Duero River Authority.

With 150 attendees, the event was a success and concluded with a panel discussion with participants from organizations such as SPANCOLD, General Directorate of Water, Catalan Water Agency and Ebro River Authority.

All participants received a copy of the Technical Guide. An English version can be found on this link.