Dam Owner Academy: Emergency Intervention Toolbox Instructors

Paul Schweiger, P.E., CFM
Gannett Fleming, Inc.
Vice President, Dams and Hydraulics Section Manager

Paul G. Schweiger, P.E., CFM is a Vice President of Gannett Fleming, Inc. and Manager of the Firm’s Dams and Hydraulics Section.  He has over 30 years of consulting engineering experience during which time he has worked on hundreds of dam projects providing the full range of dam engineering services.  Mr. Schweiger is a certified Failure Modes Analysis facilitator and a regular ASDSO Dam Owner Workshop instructor.  He has published over 50 technical papers and technical manuals, given many presentations on a wide range of dam engineering topics, and is a frequent speaker at national dam safety conferences and specialty technical seminars.  He has served on several dam safety committees and work groups including: the National Dam Safety Review Board, the NRCS Study Work Group to evaluate design tools for roller-compacted concrete stepped spillways and embankment armoring, and the FEMA work group for establishing guidelines for the hydraulic safety of dams. He is currently serving as an expert hydrology and hydraulics engineer on an Independent External Peer Review panel for several United States Army Corps of Engineers DSAC I dam projects and managing the FEMA study to convey lessons learned from dam failures and incidents.  Paul is also currently serving on the Board of Consultants for the Oroville Dam Spillway Emergency Project.

 

Kate Aulenbach, E.I.T., CFM
Gannett Fleming, Inc.
Hydraulic and Hydrologic Designer, Dams and Hydraulics Section

Kate Aulenbach, E.I.T., CFM is a Hydraulic and Hydrologic Designer in Gannett Fleming, Inc.’s Dams and Hydraulics Section.  Kate received an honors bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering with a concentration in water resources and water quality as well as a minor in civil engineering from the University of Delaware in 2014.  In her brief three years in the dam industry, Kate has authored several technical papers, including one article published in the ASDSO’s Journal of Dam Safety, as well as participated in dam safety conferences and committees.  Kate’s  technical specialties include hydrologic and hydraulic analyses for dams, estimating reservoir safe yield, bridge scour analysis, conducting dam assessments, historical dam failure and intervention research, emergency action planning and response, and technical writing.  Kate is currently part of the team conducting an after action review of the emergency response and management during the Oroville Dam Spillway Emergency.

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