To Serve the Cause of Structural and Earthquake Safety of Dams in India.
To Assist the Dam Owners, Regulators and Policy Makers with Technical Knowhow, and Capacity Development in the Domain of Structural & Earthquake Risk Evaluation, and Retrofit of Dams.
Why Dam Safety?Large dams are high-risk structures, as their structural and/or operational failure have the potential of uncontrolled and sudden release of impounded water, and in turn, this will have catastrophic consequences on life, property, and the ecology, particularly on the downstream of the dam. During the recent years, there has been a growing concern about the structural and earthquake safety of the aging dams in India. To ensure the high standards and uniform policy in the implementation of dam safety measures across the country, the Union Parliament has enacted The Dam Safety Act, 2021, steered by the Union Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India.