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Introduction to Dam Safety

14 Professional Development Hours

After participating in this course, you will have:

  • a basic understanding of dam design, construction, operation and maintenance, with a focus on the safe retention and passage of water
  • an understanding of the associated risks, and the requirements of a dam safety program

Dams and their appurtenant structures are unique and complex systems built for a variety of reasons including flood protection, power generation, irrigation, solid waste storage and recreation.  The importance of dam safety to the mining, industrial, infrastructure, and energy sectors of the Canadian economy 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, performance monitoring, maintenance, rehabilitation, and upgrading of dams to ensure ongoing safe operations and performance.

This workshop is aimed at all personnel involved with the design, management, operation, surveillance, and rehabilitation of dams.

Course Outline:

  • Why Dam Safety?
  • Dam Safety Reviews
  • Dam Monitoring and Surveillance
  • Dam Safety for New Developments
  • Risk Analyses and Tolerability
  • Ongoing Developments in Dam Safety

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

Course Rating
4.5 out of 5

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Almost all of EPIC's courses offer :

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.

This course can be customized and delivered to a group at your facility saving time and money.
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