Knowledge Note

Used to store large amounts of water, dams are also constructed to control flood waters and generate hydroelectricity. Due to their versatility in use, dams and their respective reservoirs are not only venues for economic activity, but also centers for leisure and recreational activities. Given society’s dependence on these engineered structures, dams must be well maintained and kept in good operating condition.

About the Presenters

Erwin De Nys

Paula Freitas

Inês Persechini

Jose Arturo Villanueva Moreno

Gilberto Valente Canali

Carlos Motta Nunes

Ligia Maria Nascimento de Araújo

Alexandre Anderáos