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Hundred years of lessons learned in tailings dams failures

Hundred years of lessons learned in tailings dams failures is based on the dBase published by CSP. Data are treated using Luna, a BI platform by Hicare  that Riskope routinely links to ORE for pre- and post-processing of risk results. Hundred years of lessons learned in tailings dams failures The infographic below shows the full database of 289 tailings accidents, of any volume, any type of dam, failure mode, release volume, etc. Results are grouped by decade (horizontal axis) and…

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Resilience and reliability concepts applied to Oroville Dam

So, we are in a conceptual exercise today, discussing Resilience and reliability concepts applied to Oroville Dam. We will stay away from numbers, as we do not know them. Oroville Dam system A catchment area of 3,607 sq mi (9,340 km2) brings water to the Feather River Valley upstream of the dam location. The Feather Valley is barred by the Oroville dam mainly for water supply, hydroelectricity generation and flood control. Dam was designed and build to code and the…

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Ten specific questions Riskope/ORE effectively and elegantly solve for you and your company

We are delighted to show below ten specific questions Riskope/ORE effectively and elegantly solve for you and your company. ORE is the methodology Riskope has developed over two decades of continuous improvements while working for Fortune 500, international organizations, private groups and governments. Ten specific questions Riskope/ORE effectively and elegantly solve for you and your company. For the ease of reading we have grouped the ten specific questions Riskope/ORE effectively and elegantly solve for you and your company in four…

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Making sense of Probabilities and Frequencies

Making sense of probabilities and frequencies (in a quantitative way) is necessary to benefit from better risk assessment. Oftentimes users feel compelled to use qualitative approaches to risk assessments. Their justification includes that probabilities are complicated, they require “statistics”. As a result users embrace index-approaches (probabilities are given (absurd) values like 1,2,3..n), qualitative approaches (small, medium, large… “fast-food style”) while believing they will get a good understanding of their risks out of this. In reality, making sense of probabilities and…

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