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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 built for a variety of reasons including flood protection, power generation, irrigation, industrial or mine residual waste storage and recreation. The importance of dam safety to the mining, industrial, infrastructure, and energy sectors of the Canadian economy cannot be overstated. Various regulatory and industry practices exist for dam design, operation, surveillance, and maintenance and 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 operation and performance.

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

Course Outline:

  • Module 1: Why Dam Safety?
  • Module 2: Principles of Dam Design
  • Module 3: Dam Safety Governance
  • Module 4: Performance Management of Dams
  • Module 5: Risk Identification and Analysis
  • Module 6: Critical Controls and Critical Control Management

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

Online, 3/6/2023


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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