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Type: Artigo de evento
Title: Dam Safety Legislation: A Focus On The Different Approaches
Author: Zuffo M.S.R.
Genovez A.I.B.
Abstract: Dam engineering calls for a multidisciplinary team, is dependable of local site conditions and many people live in the edges of dams, therefore, it is crucial that a well-elaborated dam safety program is done. Dam safety information is needed from governmental agencies to dam owners, in order to maintain them safe, economically viable and environmentally sustainable. It has been noticed that countries that have specific dam safety laws and regulations are able to guarantee dam, environmental and public safety better than others without them. This work is to present, discuss and compare some issues regarding dam safety laws and regulations, by pointing out their importance for the dam safety evaluation programs and highlighting the stronger points of the ones under study. It is clearly noticed that a great deal of organization and articulation is necessary to guarantee the good functioning of the dam safety program. It surely depends on enforcing specific laws and governmental organization. There are many good examples to be followed by countries that do not have their own dam safety legislation and are willing to enact theirs or to the ones that are to review their existing code.
Editor: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Rights: fechado
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Date Issue: 2009
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