Implementation of dam safety management program in malaysia: From theory to practice

Mohd Sidek Lariyah, Basri Hidayah, Sivadass Thiruchelvam, Sabri Muda Rahsidi, Abdul Razad Azwin Zailti, Ali Zuraidah

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Abstract

Dam plays vital roles to mankind since the beginning of civilization. It serves the purpose for water supply, irrigation, hydropower and flood control. Despite the benefits of dam served over a decade, dams also poses high risk especially to the people downstream, as it may fail due to several failure modes, such as flood loading, earthquake and piping failure. History proved that dam failure has caused catastrophic impact to the people and environment. The dam owner is responsible to ensure that their dam is safe to the public and environment. In Malaysia, the key utility company, Tenaga Nasional Berhad has proactively played its role as the owner of the largest hydropower scheme by spearheading the effort of developing its own dam safety program. This paper revolves around the journey of TNB in developing an Emergency Response Plan (ERP) as part of their dam safety program.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStructural, Environmental, Coastal and Offshore Engineering
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages583-588
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783038351238
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2014

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume567
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Lariyah, M. S., Hidayah, B., Thiruchelvam, S., Rahsidi, S. M., Azwin Zailti, A. R., & Zuraidah, A. (2014). Implementation of dam safety management program in malaysia: From theory to practice. In Structural, Environmental, Coastal and Offshore Engineering (pp. 583-588). (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 567). Trans Tech Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.567.583