Dams Sector Consequence Estimation Documents
Dams Sector Consequence Estimation Reference Documents.
The Department of Homeland Security has released two consequence estimation documents for use by the dam safety community:
These documents describe some of the consequence estimation approaches most commonly used in the U.S. and Canada, discussing their advantages and limitations. These documents represent the culmination of a two-year sector-wide collaborative effort involving numerous public and private partners who actively participated in their development and review.
The development of these documents, which address the estimation of economic consequences (direct and indirect) as well as the estimation of potential loss of life, is part of an overall initiative to consolidate basic information regarding estimation of consequences associated with failure, damage, or disruption of dams and related infrastructure.
In the near future these documents will be available on the Dam Security page of the ASDSO website. Also, ASDSO is cooperating with DHS and FEMA to develop training based on these reference documents. The training will be available in 2012.