What are the most common type of dams?
What kind of natural disaster could be initiated by dams?
floods, earthquake, mass movements
What are the main purposes of dams?
flood control only
hydropower production only
water supply for domestic and industrial use, agricultural demand for irrigation and food supply, flood control, hydropower production
What could be the consequences of a dam-related emergency?
tsunami, wildfire or storm
large human losses, because as a rule, the area below dams is densely populated
wildfire, tsunami or storm
storm, tsunami or wildfire
Why do dam-related hazards occur?
due to water supply
due to wildfire
people’s behaviour and/or actions or project-specific mistakes
due to irrigation