Dam Safety

The Dam Safety Programme contributes new knowledge to the strategic work on dam safety and benefits the long-term development of Swedish hydropower production.

For the last twenty years, the programme has been run in collaboration between dam owners and Svenska kraftnät. The aim is to promote the development of dam safety through relevant and urgent development projects, and through knowledge and competence development in the field of dam safety.

The aim is to enable hydropower companies to maintain and further develop a sustainably high level of dam safety. The programme will also provide long-term support for the power industry's dam safety policy and support the continued development of the industry's guidelines, RIDAS.

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Proof-of-concept acoustic measurements for dam safety

This recent report provides insight into experiments carried out to evaluate the potential for subsurface dam monitoring using passive seismic measurements utilising existing optical fibres. The experiment showed great promise and the researchers gave recommendations for further testing.

26 okt 2020

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Area Manager

Carolina Holmberg
08-677 27 11

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