2020-2021 Traveling Lecturer Hosted by ASCE San Francisco Chapter
June 8, 2021 – Online
On June 8th at 12:00 PM Pacific, David Paul, P.E. presented his lecture “Emergency Repairs to the Mosul Dam: A High Risk Dam on Karst Foundation.”
This lecture addressed the foundation engineering challenges related to karst geology and reducing the risk of failure of the dam which would be catastrophic to the surrounding community. This lecture also addressed some of the initial challenges of the project which include public reluctance to accepting the risk posed by the dam, financing a project of this scope, establishing a secure area to execute the works, awarding a contract to an international firm and forging an international partnership, and completing a bilateral agreement to commission the US Army Corps of Engineers as the Engineer.