Course Catalogue.

Dam Safety Risk Management Techniques

14 Professional Development Hours

After participating in this course, you will have an understanding of:

  • Basics of hazard and failure mode identification
  • Basics of risk assessment
  • Performance-based Risk-informed Design and Operation
  • How to develop and implement mitigative controls to lower risk
  • Developments in guidelines and regulations for water and tailings dams

Dams and their appurtenant structures are unique and complex systems built for various reasons, including flood protection, power generation, irrigation, solid waste storage and recreation.

The importance of dam safety to the Canadian economy's mining, industrial, infrastructure, and energy sectors cannot be over-emphasized. Various regulatory and industry practices exist for dam design, operation, maintenance and surveillance. However, under-appreciated deficiencies, loss of appropriate controls and other factors, from initial design to long-term operations, continue to result in dam safety incidents and failures.

This course will provide an overview of emerging dam safety guidelines and issues, controls and critical controls, critical control management, hazards and failure modes identification, and the basics of performance-based, risk-informed design and operation. Several supporting case histories will be presented to illustrate these concepts.

Course Outline

  • Dam Safety: Introduction, Basics and Critical Concepts
  • Hazards and Failure Modes
  • Setting Performance Standards and Objectives
  • Critical Control Management
  • Selected Case Histories
  • Risk-Informed Decision Making and Risk Analyses
  • Ongoing Developments in Dam Safety
  • Course Summary and List of Major Takeaways

Who Should Attend

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

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This course is currently scheduled on the following date. Click to learn even more details about this offering.

Online, 12/12/2023


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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