Top left and the bottom right are Google Earth satellite images of the Brumadinho tailings dam taken before and after the collapse on 25 January 2019. Top right and bottom left show precursory movement across the dam (red and yellow colours), which the researchers analysed to find that the collapse […]

Among the report’s case studies: Africa’s Kariba Dam, the world’s largest man-made reservoir, impounding 181 km³ of water. Almost $300 million was loaned in 2014 to repair the dam, with completion expected by 2023. The report says “Dams like Kariba will likely continue to operate much longer with recurring investments […]

Egypt’s Aswan High Dam and Lake Nasser: the building of the dam was spearheaded in the early 1950s by charismatic pan-Arabist president Gamal Abdel Nasser Half a century since Egypt’s ground-breaking Aswan dam was inaugurated with much fanfare, harnessing the Nile for hydropower and irrigation, the giant barrier is still […]

America has 90,000 damns listed in its national inventory, including the Hoover Dam, seen here. However, many of them are in need of repair. Pixabay More than 15,000 of the 90,000 dams listed in the national inventory are designated as having high hazard potential. Two broken dams in midland Michigan […]