Real time telemetric monitoring/early warning system of large dams

This publication presents the Monitoring Telemetric System for Dam Diagnostics (DAMWATCH), used in Georgia for dam diagnostics recording long-term and short-term patterns of tilts in dams.The system consists of sensors (tiltmeters), terminal and central controllers connected by the GSM/GPRS Modem to the diagnostic center.

The study discusses the results of the assessment of the Enguri arch dam in west Georgia, built in the 1970s. The assessment is important as high seismic and geodynamical activities together with a high population density of
the adjoining region have made the Enguri dam a potential source of a major technological catastrophe in Georgia.

This document is an input paper of the 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction.

Date:
2013
Author(s):
Chelidze, T.
Pages:
35 p.
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Themes:
Risk Identification & Assessment, Structural Safety, Critical Infrastructure
Hazards:
Technical Disaster
Countries:
Georgia
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