Introduction to the Protections 2016 Seminar
The increasing demand for dam and levee safety and flood protection has motivated new research and advancements and a greater need for cost-effective measures in overtopping protection as a solution for overtopping concerns at levees and dams. This seminar, held in September of 2016 in Fort Collins (Colorado, USA), brought together leading experts from practice, research, development, and implementation for two days of knowledge exchange followed by a technical tour of the Colorado State University Hydraulic Laboratory with overtopping flume and wave simulator.
This seminar focused on critical issues related to levees and dams, new developments and advanced tools, overtopping protection systems, system design and performance, applications and innovative solutions, case histories of overtopping events, physical modeling techniques, and recent studies and numerical modeling methods.
The Protections 2016 papers were peer-reviewed thoroughly and all accepted papers will be distributed on electronic media. Also, each paper included in the proceedings will be assigned a DOI number and published online (open access). They will also be indexed in Scopus and Ei Compendex, the largest databases of peer-reviewed literature.