In-Person Event on October 26, 2022 @ 5:30pm

Two and A Half Years of Foundation Grouting and Rehabilitation - Mosul Dam

presented by

David Sawitzki, M. A. Sc., PE

October 26, 2022

This is an In-Person Event with 1-hour Cash BAR & Dinner!

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Topic Description:

Please join us for a presentation on challenges and activities accomplished during stabilization of the Mosul Dam foundation and rehabilitation of the Dam. The Mosul Dam was built in 1985 in a less than desirable geologic setting – underlain by hundreds of meters of formations that include soluble materials such as gypsum, anhydrite and limestone. Due to its challenging foundation conditions, has been called “the most dangerous dam in the world” and requires regular and continual grouting to maintain a grout curtain cutoff beneath the dam. It is the biggest dam in Iraq with a capacity of 12 billion cubic meters (10 million acre-feet); however, its storage also represents a significant risk. Mr. David Sawitzki's will speak about the unique challenges and stabilization techniques used for the dam.

Speaker Biography:

Mr. David Sawitzki, PE is a Vice President and Principal Geotechnical Dam Safety Engineer at AECOM with over 3 decades of engineering consulting experience. He holds a Geological Engineering degree from Princeton University and a Master of Applied Science (M.A. Sc) from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada with a concentration in Civil/Geotechnical engineering. He has been involved with more than 50 dams and 20 major levees.

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