1st International Seminar on Dam Protection against Overtopping and Accidental Leakage

- Nov 26, 2014
Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos de Madrid (Technical University of Madrid)
C/Profesor Aranguren (without number). Madrid. 28040


During recent years, the technology of dam protection has undergone major advancement. The increasing demand for safety in modern societies has created the need for cost-effective measures to protect critical infrastructure such as dams.

This situation has resulted in the drafting of new regulations and technical manuals in countries like Norway, Sweden, and the USA, among others.

The technical manual Overtopping Protection for Dams, developed by the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will be presented at the seminar.

Although different dam protection techniques have been applied to many dams all over the world, it remains a long way to go until the technology can be considered mature. Therefore, additional research is still necessary to improve current design criteria.

The latest advances and a portfolio of applications in representative case studies will be presented.

We look forward to welcoming you.