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Review article
17 Sep 2018
Review article |  | 17 Sep 2018

Review article: Climate change impacts on dam safety

Javier Fluixá-Sanmartín, Luis Altarejos-García, Adrián Morales-Torres, and Ignacio Escuder-Bueno

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Short summary
Climate change can affect the safety of water infrastructures such as dams. However, related information is vast and scattered, and the assessment of these impacts remains complex. This article seeks a multidisciplinary review of the potential impacts of climate change in every component of dam safety. This will provide useful information for dam owners and dam safety practitioners in their decision-making process.
Final-revised paper