Organization of the site
Levee Safety is a platform dedicated to earth levees, globally. It addresses engineering issues for levees, in an effort to provide information and perspective regarding this topic to professionals working in the field.
The goal of this Website is to capture state-of-the-art information on levees and present it in an organized manner.
The main objective of the blog is to provide a comprehensive guide to good practice. It covers the operation, maintenance, condition assessment and emergency management of existing levees. It also addresses the process of adapting and upgrading existing levees and the processes of design and construction of new levees.
There are seven main areas of focus. Detailed sections covering the substantial issues for professionals working in the field are included:
- Introduction to Levees
- Levee failure modes
- Levee design & construction considerations
- Levee monitoring
- Maintenance, repair and retrofitting
- Emergency preparedness
- DAMS vs LEVEES: Similarities & Differences