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Dam safety

The Floods Directive (EC 2007c) does not specifically refer to flooding resulting from dam breaks and dike breaches, and it does not deal with the technical aspects of dam safety. However, it does require flood hazard maps to be produced for floods with a low probability, implying consideration of extreme event scenarios, such as dam breaks. There are no EU wide regulations devoted exclusively to dam safety, but the SEVESO II Directive (EC 1997) on the control of major accident hazards involving dangerous substances, and its amendment (EC 2003), addresses aspects that are relevant to dam safety, by demanding, for example, emergency plans.

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  • (invited by Wouter Vanneuville) 16 Aug 2012 16:14:30

    does this chapter really belong here??

    • vannewou (Wouter Vanneuville) 22 Aug 2012 16:41:27

      does this chapter really belong here??

      part on dam safety deleted

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