SC080001 - Scoping Study - Review of the Guide to Internal Erosion (Reservoir Safety)

Theme:Sustainable Asset Management
Project status:Completed
Start date:01/05/2008
End date:25/02/2012
  • Health,
  • safety and risk,
  • Flood Defence,
  • engineering and construction
  • WS Atkins


Phase One of this project was a scoping study to identify the needs of the reservoir safety profession with regard to internal erosion. This study was undertaken using personal communication and a questionnaire which sought to evaluate the current state of knowledge in the profession and the needs.

At a very early stage in the scoping work it was recognised that an important piece of work on internal erosion was being undertaken by the International Commission On Large Dams (ICOLD), and the European Working Group on Internal Erosion.

It was agreed that it would be inappropriate to continue with the research until the ICOLD report has been published. Until this time this project has been closed and no further work will be undertaken.