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Author International Commission on Large Dams. Meeting (79th : 2011 : Lucerne, Switzerland)

Title Dams and reservoirs under changing challenges / editors, Anton J. Schleiss, Robert M. Boes
Published Leiden, The Netherlands : CRC Press/Balkema, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 887 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Theme A. Long-term behaviour of dams -- theme B. Dams and climate change -- theme C. Dams and natural hazards -- theme D. Dams in a sound environment
Summary "In the past, boundary conditions in the building of dams have changed, as technological developments have been influential on dam planning, construction, operation and maintenance processes. It is ICOLD's mission to not only consider these developments but also adequately deal with environmental aspects and related infrastructure issues. Altered water cycles, more extreme weather conditions and an increasing number of natural hazards clearly affect the safe and economical operation of dams and reservoirs. Moreover, emissionfree hydropower production as the most important form of "liquid" solar energy and the provision of water for irrigation and potable water supply is becoming more and more important to meet the world's fast growing demand for energy and food in a sustainable way. Dams and Reservoirs Under Changing Challenges covers subjects ranging from dam engineering through the benefits and drawbacks of dams, including the latest developments dealing with dams and reservoirs under changing environmental and socioeconomic conditions. It is a valuable resource for professional and dam engineers, water manager, governmental organizations and commercial consultants responsible for dam design and management"Back cover
Notes "Proceedings of the International Symposium on Dams and Reservoirs Under Changing Challenges 79 annual meeting of ICOLD, Swiss Committee on Dams, Lucerne, Switzerland, 1 June, 2011."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Dams -- Congresses
Reservoirs -- Congresses.
Water resources development -- Congresses.
Water resources development.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Boes, Robert M.
Schleiss, Anton.
ISBN 0203804090