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Detecting Soil Movement in Embankments

New and/or improved methods to detect internal erosion in earthen dam, canal, and levee embankments.

Total Cash Prizes Offered: $20,000
Type of Challenge: Ideas
Partner Agencies | Federal: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Partner Agencies | Non-federal: State of Colorado Dam Safety
Submission Start: 03/31/2016 12:00 AM ET
Submission End: 05/10/2016 12:00 AM ET

Description

All official entries must be submitted via the Innocentive website at the following:

https://www.innocentive.com/ar/challenge/9933649

The Bureau of Reclamation, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is seeking new methods for detecting soil particle movement:

  • Directly or indirectly in earthen structures and foundations
  • Earlier than occurs by current visual inspection and instrumentation methods

There are 85,000 dams, nearly 100,000 miles of levees, and thousands of miles of water delivery canals across the U.S.  Solving this problem could impact millions of people who receive water, power, and flood protection from this infrastructure. This is an Ideation Challenge with a guaranteed award for at least one submitted solution.

Prizes

The awards will be paid to the best submission(s) as solely determined by the Seeker.  The total payout will be $20,000, with at least one award being no smaller than $5,000 and no award being less than $2,500.

Rules

All official entries must be submitted via the Innocentive website at the following:

https://www.innocentive.com/ar/challenge/9933649

How To Enter

All official entries must be submitted via the Innocentive website at the following:

https://www.innocentive.com/ar/challenge/9933649