Category: Geotechnics

Spillways on River Levees

The English translation of a previous French handbook about spillways on river levees is now ready. It can already be pre-ordered as a physical book, and it will be available as an open access ebook from October 1st. More information on : https://www.quae.com/produit/1720/9782759232857/spillways-on-river-levees See also the flyer. 02812_SpillwaysHD 

A new paper on levee investigations is available

Dear collegues My new paper on levee investigations <A new levee control system based on geotechnical and geophysical surveys including active thermal sensing: A case study from Poland > is available next 50 days in Engineering Geology journal for free. link to download    https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1dXbq38lpFrmC Best regards, Krzysztof Radzicki

Peat soil – often breaks

https://www.ad.nl/alphen/dijkdoorbraak-zet-weilanden-in-reeuwijk-onder-water-rivierkreeft-zou-niet-de-boosdoener-zijn~af466319/ In the west of the Netherlands a peat “dike” failed today The original soil is the core of the dike, the surrounding soil has subsided and oxidized. The dike probably failed due to the fact it dried out, the recent abundant rainfall is only the trigger. The polder consists of agricultural land

A new document on “Methods and techniques for reinforcing and repairing protection levees”

A new report has been approved by the CFBR Executive Board, and is published on the French  committee’s website, “Documentation” tab: Methods and techniques for reinforcing and repairing protection levees This is the deliverable of the CFBR “Levees” Working Group. It is made up of two parts: – a first, “General framework”: https://www.barrages-cfbr.eu/IMG/pdf/recueil_confortement_digues_partie_1.pdf – a …

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2019 Japan flood reports are published

The reports of levee failures, etc. in 2019 Typhoon Hagibis is published in English by the Japanese Geotechnical Society. The reports are open access. https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/soils-and-foundations/vol/61/issue/2#article-22 Including, “Levee damage and bridge scour by 2019 typhoon Hagibis in Kanto Region, Japan” https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0038080621000226 Backslope erosion by overtopping at the Naka River levee (Photo : Hirotoshi Mori)

EGU virtual conference – Submissions deadline January 20th.

I received from a colleague  this information that I wanted to share with you: DO NOT FORGET THAT… Is that time of the year were we get crazy and excited about submitting abstracts for EGU ! Deadline for abstract submission is extended to the 20th of January 2021, 13:00 CET. This 2021 promises an even …

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Presentation of the French version of the ILH

The French association of levee managers France Digues organises a presentation of the French edition of the International Levee Handbook. Because of the COVID19 situation, this event, which was supposed to happen in Paris as a physical meeting, will beheld online so more people will potentially be able to attend. More details here : Programme …

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Fusion of information from geophysical and geotechnical investigations for levee assessment

The identification of levees constitutive materials, as well as the detection of possible interfaces and anomalies, are crucial for site characterization. During investigation campaigns, complementary geophysical and geotechnical methods are usually used. These two sets of methods yield data with very different spatial scales and different levels of incompleteness, uncertainty and inaccuracy. On the one …

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new geotechnical software

Rijkswaterstaat has launched new geotechnical software for slope stability on November 28th This was developed together with Deltares and our dike reinforcement program HWBP (The Slope Stability Project / POV Macrostabiliteit). Raymond van der Meij from Deltares was the main driving force behind the development. Meindert Van was one of the initiators. We have merged …

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ECMSGE 2019

The XVIIth ECSMGE conference, held in Reykjavik  with the theme “Geotechnical Engineering, ​foundation of the future” on September 1-6, had a lot of content related to levees and also to dams. ​ISSMGE TC201 on “Geotechnical aspects of Dykes and Levees” has some members in common with ICOLD LE TC and EUCOLD LFD WG.  We will in the …

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