The 2nd International Seminar on Dam Protection against Overtopping, or Protections 2016, was held on September 7-9, 2016 at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. With 48 participants from North America and Europe, Protections 2016 covered a wide range of topics related to physical and numerical modeling of embankment dam overtopping performance, case studies of prototype performance under extreme flood events, and the development of innovative systems for overtopping protection. The identification of potential failure modes and the use of risk to inform overtopping protection decisions was also discussed. The technical program concluded with a discussion of the special characteristics of levees and tailings dams with respect to overtopping. This digital collection includes papers given at the seminar.

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