Extreme Precipitation and Dam Safety in a Changing Climate: Agenda

July 12, 2022
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern

  • Introductions
  • Purpose of training and intended learning outcomes
  • Traditional approaches to hydrologic hazard assessment for dams 
    • Deterministic design storms
    • Stationary climate assumptions
  • Climate science and extreme precipitation 
    • Mechanisms and key physical processes
    • Observed changes
    • The role of dynamical weather and climate models
    • Highest-confidence areas of the science 
    • Limitations and areas of lower confidence
    • What we can expect
    • New approaches to PMP and PFE 
  • Dam Safety regulation and design -- accommodating change 
    • State programs
    • Federal dam owners/regulators   
  • What’s next for regulators and others
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