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Infrastructure-Relevant Storms of the Last Century

  • Xiaodong Chen
  • Faisal HossainEmail author
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Abstract

Over the past 100 years, numerous water management infrastructures have been constructed to serve the water-related needs of people worldwide (Mitchell 1990). The larger ones are typically reservoirs with a dam and are often built for multiple purposes (e.g., water supply, disaster control, energy production, recreation, and navigation). These large water management infrastructures are the center of local and regional water resources management (Grigg 1996; Asmal et al. 2000). With the projected increase of water usage in the coming decades due to population growth and economic development, dams and reservoirs will remain one of the most ubiquitous and centralized solutions to satisfy water demands (Graf et al. 2010; Schlosser et al. 2014).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryRichlandUSA
  2. 2.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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