The International Information Center for Geotechnical Engineers

Sunday, 28 April 2019 10:56

Robotic solutions for sheet piling

A team of robot engineers at Harvard's Wyss Institute has developed a robot that can autonomously drive interlocking steel sheet piles into soil.

Heavy rains exceeded a dam causing disastrous flooding and triggering landslides in central Indonesia on January, 23, 2019.

Preventable human causes are being blamed for the landslides and flooding that hit Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, in August 2017, killing around 500 people and destroying dozens of homes.

"Damrey" made landfall at southern Vietnam on Saturday, November 4, with winds of up to 90 km/h, killing at least 61 people and leaving another 28 missing.

The typhoon struck Japan early Monday, October 23, causing widespread flooding and mudslides and leaving at least four people dead.

At least 46 people have died and another 33 remain missing as a tropical depression dumps heavy rains across central and northern Vietnam.

The side of Mount Sugar Loaf in the Regent District of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, collapsed in the early hours of Monday, 14 August 2017, after a night of heavy rainfall, destroying dozens of houses and killing hundreds of people.

As of Friday, July 7, 2017, eleven people are confirmed dead and 14 are still missing, after three days of extreme rainfall caused massive flooding and landslides in many parts of Kyushu, southwestern Japan.

The dam of San Benito Lake in Paraguay's Itapúa department breached on April 9, 2017, leading to a major flash flooding event, that broke the Graneros del Sur road in two.

Almost 200,000 people were ordered to evacuate the area around Oroville, California on Sunday afternoon, after erosion caused damage in both spillways of America's tallest dam at Lake Oroville.

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