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Spillway Design - Step by Step

1st Edition

Geraldo Magela Pereira
February 04, 2020

Most dam accidents with hydroelectric plants are due to under-dimensioning of the maximum floods of spillway design, causing extravasation and dam breaks (this occurs in 23% of the accidents). This work highlights the relationship between spillway design and potential dam failure and other...

Roller-Compacted Concrete Dams

1st Edition

January 27, 2020

ICOLD Bulletin 177 ‘Roller-Compacted Concrete Dams’ presents the state-of-the-art on roller-compacted concrete technology for dams, incorporating the advances of the RCC technology for dams over the last 15 years since the previous Bulletin on the topic was released in 2003. Hence, the present...

Hydrodynamic Design and Assessment of Water and Wastewater Treatment Units

1st Edition

Edmilson Costa Teixeira, William Bonino Rauen
January 14, 2020

Water and wastewater treatment normally take place in a series of continuous flow units, each designed to perform a step of the intended purification process - typically involving coagulation or flocculation, sedimentation or filtration, and disinfection. The flow pattern governs the residence/...

Sustainable and Safe Dams Around the World / Un monde de barrages durables et sécuritaires: Proceedings of the ICOLD 2019 Symposium, (ICOLD 2019), June 9-14, 2019, Ottawa, Canada / Publications du symposium CIGB 2019, juin 9-14, 2019, Ottawa, Canada

1st Edition

Jean-Pierre Tournier, Tony Bennett, Johanne Bibeau
August 22, 2019

These proceedings include digital media with the full conference papers (3600+ pages).   Sustainable and Safe Dams Around the World contains the contributions presented at the 2019 Symposium of the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD 2019, Ottawa, Canada, 9-14 June 2019). The main...

A Practical Guide to Construction of Hydropower Facilities

1st Edition

Suchintya Kumar Sur
March 26, 2019

This book deals with the narratives of water to watt, which includes elementary conceptual design, modern planning, scheduling and monitoring systems, and extensive pre- and post-investigations pertaining to hydropower facilities. It also includes explorations to ensure aspects of dam safety...

Reservoir Sedimentation: Assessment and Environmental Controls

1st Edition

Kumkum Bhattacharyya, Vijay P. Singh
January 11, 2019

Reservoir Sedimentation: Assessment and Environmental Controls appraises the issues of sedimentation in reservoirs and discusses measures that can be employed for the effective management of sediment to prolong the operational life of reservoirs. It provides information for professional consultants...

Debris Flow: Mechanics, Prediction and Countermeasures, 2nd edition

2nd Edition

Tamotsu Takahashi
January 03, 2019

This is the 2nd edition of one of the most comprehensive accounts of debris flow, describing both theoretical and applied aspects. In the first part, the fundamental mechanical characteristics are discussed, including flow characteristics, type classification, mechanics, occurrence and development,...

Cutoffs for Dams

1st Edition

December 12, 2018

ICOLD Bulletin 150, Cutoffs for Dams, discusses foundation treatment methods using cutoff-type barriers. High emphasis is given to alluvial deposits throughout this document; however, different materials may require cutoff. The construction of cutoffs has made significant advances mainly through...

Hydrology and Water Resource Systems Analysis

1st Edition

Maria A. Mimikou, Evangelos A. Baltas, Vassilios A. Tsihrintzis
November 21, 2018

Hydrology and water resources analysis can be looked at together, but this is the only book which presents the relevant material and which bridges the gap between scientific processes and applications in one text. New methods and programs for solving hydrological problems are outlined in a concise...

ICOLD Dam Decommissioning - Guidelines

1st Edition

October 17, 2018

Dam decommissioning or dam removal has been increasingly common since the past decade. The reason for considering dam removal may have to do with the safety of dams, high repair costs, high operating and maintenance costs, or effects on fish passage and water quality. However, the decision to...

Handbook of Oil and Gas Piping: a Practical and Comprehensive Guide

1st Edition

Murali Sambasivan, Sekar Gopal
September 25, 2018

The objective of this practical oil and gas piping handbook is to facilitate project management teams of oil and gas piping related construction projects to understand the key requirements of the discipline and to equip them with the necessary knowledge and protocol. It provides a comprehensive...

Twenty-Sixth International Congress on Large Dams / Vingt-Sixième Congrès International des Grands Barrages: 4th - 6th July 2018, Vienna, Austria

1st Edition

August 21, 2018

The International Committee on Large Dams (ICOLD) held its 26th International Congress in Vienna, Austria (1-7 July 2018). The proceedings of the congress focus on four main questions: 1. Reservoir sedimentation and sustainable development; 2. Safety and risk analysis; 3. Geology and dams, and 4....