Public Involvement in the Safety Monitoring of Dams, Embankments and Slopes

by Roberto Riccioni, ISMES S.p.a, Bergamo, Italy,
Paolo Bonaldi, ISMES S.p.a, Bergamo, Italy,
Gualtiero Baldi, ISMES S.p.a, Bergamo, Italy,
Marshall L. Silver, ISMES S.p.a, Bergamo, Italy,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Geotechnical Engineering Congress—1991

Abstract: New methods of safety monitoring of dams, embankments and slopes require automated data acquisition, data transmission and computer based data evaluation to provide immediate safety information before, during or after emergency events. Also required are pre-existing safety organization units and communication links to safety officials and the public providing for emergency warning programs and remedial actions. An example is described of how these requirements were met for the 35 million cu m Valtellina landslide in Northern Italy.

Subject Headings: Embankment dams | Public health and safety | Dam safety | Slopes | Data collection | Public participation | Safety | Emergency management | Automation | Power transmission | Italy | Europe

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