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Dam Safety Practices and Innovative Solutions

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After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • familiarize yourself with dam design and regulatory requirements in Canada
  • keep abreast of the current procedures for dam structural and functional safety evaluations
  • understand various progressive levels of dam inspection and instrumentation
  • learn about the critical components of a successful dam safety program

Dams are unique and complex structures. The importance of dam safety to hydropower, flood control, environmental protection, agriculture and other industries that manage water cannot be over-emphasized. Various regulatory and industry practices exist for dam design, operation, surveillance, and maintenance. Dam owners, operators, and professionals need to understand the nature of the many aspects of safe dam design, monitoring, maintenance, rehabilitation, and upgrading of dams to ensure ongoing safe operations and performance.

The safety of dams and appurtenant structures are of vital importance. This workshop is aimed at all personnel involved with design, management, operation, surveillance, and rehabilitation of dams.

Course Outline:

  • Regulations, Standards, and Guidelines
  • Dam Types and Foundation Conditions
  • Dam Inspection and Instrumentation
  • Dam Safety Reviews
  • Seismic Evaluations
  • Design Criteria and Analysis of Concrete Gravity Dams
  • Design Criteria and Analysis of Embankment Dams
  • Flow Control Equipment
  • Dam Rehabilitation/Upgrading
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Considerations for New Developments

Who Should Attend
Designers • Operators •Owners •Engineers • Consultants • Contractors • Individuals with interest in dams for water retention, control, and power generation.

Course Rating
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