November 6, 2023

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Lelio Mejia Addresses Dams on Active Faults in the book, Earthquake Engineering for Dams and Reservoirs

Lelio Mejia, PhD, PE, GE, (California) authored a chapter titled “Dams on Active Faults,” in the book, Earthquake Engineering for Dams and Reservoirs, edited by Jonathan Hinks.

Lelio addresses engineering design for dams built across potentially active faults, where future movement is possible, and discusses associated risks. The book, published by the British Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and Emerald Publishing, is a comprehensive resource for professionals and students involved in the inspection and design of dams in seismic areas.

Lelio is a Senior Principal Engineer with more than 40 years of experience in geotechnical and earthquake engineering, focusing on designing dams and levees and assessing related risks. An international authority in his field, he developed earthquake loading criteria referenced by the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) for the seismic evaluation and design of dams worldwide, and he continues to advance the state of practice. In addition to leading Geosyntec's Western United States dams and levees practice, Lelio teaches and publishes, is a member of the Civil Engineering section of the National Academy of Engineering, and is vice chair of the Committee on Seismic Aspects of Dam Design for ICOLD.

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