European Centre on Geodynamical Hazards of High Dams
AddressInstitute of Geophysics, 1 Alexidze str. 160 Tbilisi
Tel+995 577 790 745
Fax+995 032 233 28 67
The Centre is created in 1996 for development of multinational, multidisciplinary approach to the problems of geodynamical hazards, generated by high dams, including:
i. development and testing of modern methods of multidisciplinary monitoring of local and regional geodynamical processes in the proximity of large dams on the basis of Enguri Dam International Test Area (EDITA).
ii. mathematical modeling of geodynamical processes at large dams,
iii. prediction of impending geodynamical events (earthquakes, tectonic deformations, landslides) and prognosis of response of large dams to these impacts
iv. monitoring of physical-chemical processes and associated variations in physical properties of foundation rocks
v. creation of databases of geodynamical observations on large dams
vi. analysis and generalization (in collaboration with other European centers) of possible natural and manmade hazards and risks, creation of scenarios of possible damage and instructions for public education on what to do in case of alarm, during and after the disaster.
vii. active participation in international, regional and national projects related to major disasters risk reduction and environmental problems.
viii. development of real time automatic telemetric monitoring and early warning systems for control of stability of large engineering objects.
By the funding of the EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement GHHD realized more than 20 projects, related to above problems, the most important is creation of Real-time automatic telemetric monitoring system of large dams, implemented at large Enguri dam.
Current projects (2016 - 2020)
2011 - 2015