Collapse in HPP, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil May 2024 – Key lessons

Saad Iqbal | 🗓️ Modified: May 15, 2024 | ⏳ Read Time: 3 min | 👁 Post Views: 46

The horrific collapse of the Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP) dam in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, serves as a heartbreaking reminder of the critical need for robust dam safety measures. This disaster, which claimed several lives, compels us to learn from this tragedy and implement changes to prevent future occurrences. Key Lessons: Strengthening Dam Safety … Read more

Permeable paving for managing stormwater runoff [VIDEO]

Saad Iqbal | 🗓️ Modified: December 18, 2023 | ⏳ Read Time: 2 min | 👁 Post Views: 114

Permeable paving is a versatile and technologically advanced solution for managing stormwater runoff in various applications such as roads, parking lots, and pedestrian walkways. Pervious concrete Pervious concrete is a specially designed concrete mixture that incorporates coarse aggregates and reduced amounts of fine aggregates, resulting in a highly porous material. It allows water to pass … Read more

How Concrete Blankets Shield Earthen Dykes from Erosion [VIDEO]

Saad Iqbal | 🗓️ Modified: December 17, 2023 | ⏳ Read Time: 3 min | 👁 Post Views: 119

In the realm of environmental protection, safeguarding against erosion is a critical endeavor. One innovative solution gaining prominence is the use of concrete blankets to fortify earthen dykes. These robust coverings serve as a shield against the erosive forces of water, ensuring the structural integrity of dykes and contributing to sustainable land management practices. The … Read more

Dam gate collapsed at Lake Dunlap – Some Facts [VIDEO]

Saad Iqbal | 🗓️ Modified: December 11, 2023 | ⏳ Read Time: 6 min | 👁 Post Views: 94

Back in 2019, concerns over the aging dams prompted the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority to make a challenging decision that significantly impacted the landscape – the draining of four beloved lakes: Lake Gonzales, Meadow Lake, Lake Placid, and Lake McQueeney. The process of dewatering began on September 16, starting with Lake Gonzales and proceeding upstream to … Read more