Hydrology and dams are two fields that are obviously closely related. Four bulletins have so far been published by the Committee: Selection of Design Flood – Current methods, Dams and Floods – Guidelines and cases histories, Role of Dams in Flood Mitigation – A review and Integrated Flood Management. These bulletins have essentially addressed floods, the risks they represent and their significance for the concerned populations.
The present Bulletin deviates slightly from this path, adopting a somewhat more technical perspective. The text consists of three chapters, conceived to be accessible to the practitioners.
1 Flood hydrograph
2 Current trends in the evaluation of extreme floods
3 New methods in selecting design floods and risk analysis
Appendix A -Determination of the inflow design flood (IDF)
Summary of guidelines by country
Appendix B -Example– Project β
Results for each country