Dams: Engineering & Geological Issues

A Stream on “Dams: Engineering & Geological Issues”
as part of the 7th Annual International Forum on Water
15-18 July 2019, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Sciences

The Center for Environmental Pollution, Climate & Ecology (CEPCE) will hold a Stream on “Dams: Engineering & Geological Issues”, 15-18 July 2019, Athens, Greece as part of the 7th Annual International Forum on Water sponsored by the Athens Journal of Sciences.

The aim of the stream is to highlight the engineering and geological issues that can create problems during and after construction of dams. Unexpectedly varied problems during construction or service years can threat the dam itself and the safety of the societies they serve. In the planning stage, selection of the wrong sites might trigger problems like landslides or excessive settlements. Choosing the wrong materials and/or specifications and methods for construction could result in malfunctioning dams. Implementing river diversion scheme can bring troubles to downstream communities, if hydrological data are not correctly analyzed, resulting in overtopping if diversion facilities are not sufficient. Misinterpretation of geological investigation data could lead to either improper foundation treatments or very costly ones. Even trouble free dams may show signs of aging after long service years, demanding constant attention and repairs. Recent climate change impacts on hydrological conditions may require complete revision and remodeling of the slipways and other outlet structures. Improper estimation of sediment discharge of the river might cause rapid siltation of the reservoir. Problems in dams can be of many kinds and variations, so making use of accumulated previous experience of case studies in such problems can be put to good use to avoid new ones.

Fee structure information is available on www.atiner.gr/2019fees.

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized, including a pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine-tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Myceanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, a day trip to Delphi, and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to: atiner@atiner.gr, using the abstract submission form by the 17 December 2018 to: Dr. Nadhir Al-Ansari, Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental & Natural Resources Engineering, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden. Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

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