NH005:
Dams and Reservoirs - Natural Hazards, Risks, and Solutions





Session ID#: 22596

Session Description:
Throughout civilization dams and reservoirs have provided a means of addressing spatial and temporal variability in water supply. Demands for reliable supplies of water for irrigation, hydropower, municipalities, navigation, and flood control result in social and environmental tradeoffs and concerns regarding the safety of dam structures and release patterns. Dam risks vary globally with the US facing aging dam issues, while countries such as China, South Korea, and Japan are constructing new dams and addressing changes in environmental regimes. Identifying and addressing these challenges are the focus of this session.

We welcome contributions addressing dam hazards and risks associated with uncontrolled or emergency water releases, changes in flood risk, seismic activity, and increasing age and the need for restoration, retrofitting, or removal. Innovative methods of identifying and monitoring dams and dam safety, assessing safety and cost trade-offs, environmental impacts, sedimentation, and achieving robust dam design and operation are also encouraged.

Primary Convener:  Michelle W Ho, Columbia University of New York, Columbia Water Center, Palisades, NY, United States
Conveners:  Casey Brown, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Amherst, MA, United States, Ramesh P Singh, Chapman University, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Orange, CA, United States and Xun Sun, Columbia Univ, New York, NY, United States
Co-Organized with:
Natural Hazards, Hydrology, Public Affairs, and Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences

Cross-Listed:
  • H - Hydrology
  • PA - Public Affairs
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
Index Terms:

1808 Dams [HYDROLOGY]
4306 Multihazards [NATURAL HAZARDS]
6349 General or miscellaneous [POLICY SCIENCES]
6699 General or miscellaneous [PUBLIC ISSUES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Shishir Thantya Rao, WCS-India - National Center for Biological Sciences, Post-Graduate Program in Wildlife Biology and Conservation, Bengaluru, India, Jagdish Krishnaswamy, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation, Bangalore, India and Ravinder Singh Bhalla, Foundation for Ecological Research Advocacy and Learning, Pondicherry, India
Paulina Concha Larrauri, Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States and Upmanu Lall, Columbia Univ, New York, NY, United States
Mário J Franca1, Sebastian Schwindt2 and Anton J Schleiss1, (1)Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland, (2)EPFL Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Kamal El Kadi Abderrezzak1, Ismail Rifai1, Sébastien Erpicum2, Pierre Archambeau2, Damien Violeau1, Michel Pirotton2 and Benjamin Dewals2, (1)EDF R&D, LNHE, Chatou, France, (2)University of Liège, Liège, Belgium
Takahito Ando, University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Japan, Akiyuki Kawaski, Univ. of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan and Toshio Koike, ICHARM International Centre for Water Hazard And Risk Management, Tsukuba, Japan
Michelle W Ho, Columbia University of New York, Columbia Water Center, Palisades, NY, United States, Naresh Devineni, CUNY City College, New York, NY, United States, Edward R Cook, Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States and Upmanu Lall, Columbia Univ, New York, NY, United States
Yi An, Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China and Qingquan Liu, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China
Qiu LIANG WANG, Institute of Seismology, China Earthquake Administration, Wuhan, China
Mojtaba Sadegh, Boise State University, Boise, ID, United States, Hamed Moftakhari, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States and Amir AghaKouchak, University of California, Irvine, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Irvine, United States
Saeedeh Yavari Ramsheh, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran and Behzad Ataie-Ashtiani, Professor, Civil Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
Alessandro Verdecchia, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Instiute of Geology, Mineralogy and Geophysics, Bochum, Germany, Kai Deng, Chengdu University of Information Technology, College of Geophysics, Chengdu, China, Rebecca M Harrington, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Institute of Geology, Mineralogy and Geophysics, Bochum, Germany and Yajing Liu, McGill University, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Montreal, QC, Canada
Xin-Yu Wan, College of Hydrology and Water Resources, Hohai University, Nanjing, China
Leah Benshing1,2, Ben Livneh2 and Blair P Greimann3, (1)University of Colorado at Boulder, Civil Environmental and Architectural Engineering, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)Bureau of Reclamation Denver, Denver, CO, United States
Yun Yu Chen1, Chih Chao Ho2 and Liang Cheng Chang1, (1)National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, (2)Construction and Disaster Prevention Research Center, Feng Chia University,, Taichung, Taiwan
Kelly Maren Kibler and Mohammadhossein Alipour, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, United States
Sadiq Khan1,2, Fernando Salas3, Kevin Michael Sampson4, Laura K Read4, Brian Cosgrove5, Zhe Li1,2 and David J Gochis4, (1)University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)NOAA/NWS/NWC, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States, (3)NOAA National Water Center, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States, (4)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)NOAA/NWS/NWC, Silver Spring, MD, United States
Don F Hoirup Jr1, Ozgur Kozaci2, Judith A Zachariasen3, Chris Bloszies4, Christopher S Hitchcock5, Rich David Koehler6, Scott C Lindvall7, Eric McDonald8, Leah Feigelson9, Hans Abramson-Ward10, Ross Hartleb11 and Matt Huebner10, (1)California Department of Water Resources, Sacramento, CA, United States, (2)InfraTerra, San Francisco, CA, United States, (3)Sierra Geoscience, Truckee, CA, United States, (4)Lettis Consultnats International Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, CA, United States, (5)InfraTerra, Oakland, CA, United States, (6)University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV, United States, (7)Lettis Consultants International, Inc., Valencia, CA, United States, (8)Desert Research Institute Reno, Reno, NV, United States, (9)CA Dept. of Water Resources, West Sacramento, CA, United States, (10)Lettis Consultants International, Walnut Creek, CA, United States, (11)Lettis Consultants International, Valencia, CA, United States
Benyou Jia, Shiqiang Wu and Ziwu Fan, Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute, Nanjing, China
Michael Webber, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States
Ariane O Pinson, US Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville, FL, United States, Bryan Baker, US Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, Hanover, NH, United States and Kathleen D White, US Army Corps of Engineers,, Institute for Water Resources, Washington, DC, United States
Kofi O Addo1, Rufus Catchings2, Alan Yong3, Mark Goldman4, Joanne H Chan2 and Antony Jeffrey Martin5, (1)Burnaby, Canada, (2)U.S. Geological Survey, Earthquake Science Center, Menlo Park, CA, United States, (3)US Geological Survey, Pasadena, CA, United States, (4)U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA, United States, (5)GeoVision, Corona, CA, United States
Kuldeep Kuldeep, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India, P K Garg, UTU Uttarakhand, Dehradun, India and R D Garg, IITR, Roorkee, India
Iman Mallakpour1, Amir AghaKouchak2, Hamed Moftakhari1 and Elisa Ragno1, (1)University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States, (2)University of California Irvine, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Irvine, CA, United States
Vladimir Smakhtin, Hamilton, Canada
Meng Xuejiao, Jianxia Chang and Yimin Wang, Xi'an University of Technology, Xi'an, China
Hongxue Zhang, Jianxia Chang and Yimin Wang, Xi'an University of Technology, Xi'an, China
Yunus Kalkan, Istanbul Technical University, Maslak, Turkey, Serdar Bilgi, Istanbul Technical University, Geomatics Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey and Ayşe Giz Gülnerman, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
Weiwei Lu1, Huimin Lei1 and Dawen Yang2, (1)Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, (2)Tsinghua University, Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Beijing, China
Vincent S Cronin and Matthew P. Strasser, Baylor University, Geosciences, Waco, TX, United States
Nawa Raj Pradhan and Drew Loney, US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, Vicksburg, MS, United States
John Wolfhope, Freese and Nichols, Inc.; United States Society of Dams; National Dam Safety Review Board, Austin, TX, United States
Giulia Tessari, Paolo Riccardi and Paolo Pasquali, sarmap SA, Purasca, Switzerland

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