Submitted to: Complete Book
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/1/2009
Publication Date: 2/1/2009
Citation: Hanson, G.J., Temple, D.M. 2009. Final report of coordination and cooperation with the European Union on embankment failure analysis. Washington, DC: The National Dam Safety Program FEMA 602 Report. 168 p. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: There has been an emphasis in the European Union (EU) community on the investigation of extreme flood processes and the uncertainties related to these processes. Over a 3-year period, the EU and the U.S. dam safety community (1) coordinated their efforts and collected information needed to integrate data and knowledge with U.S. activities and interests related to embankment overtopping and failure analysis; (2) used the data to improve embankment failure analysis methods; and (3) disseminated the results to the U.S. dam safety community. This final report integrates EU and U.S. research findings and results related to earthen embankment overtopping failure over the 3-year period.