Wenchuan Earthquake and Dams Safety
|Title||Wenchuan Earthquake and Dams Safety|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Secondary Title||Journal of Engineering Studies|
|Keywords||dams safety, earthquake, hydropower development|
This paper puts forward the following viewpoints: (1) Wenchuan earthquake has nothing to do with the construction of dams. (2) Dams have strong antiseismic safety, as is illustrated in the paper. (3) Earthquake should not be taken as an excuse for opposing constructing dams in Southwest China. On the contrary, to alleviate earthquake disaster, hydropower should be developed as soon as possible. (4) Suggestions are put forward concerning promoting antiseismic safety of dams.