Webinar
Responding to Dam Emergencies

Location:

Online

Date:

12/08/2020

Description:

Many dam failures have been averted by dam owners and engineers taking quick and effective action to intervene and stop an active dam failure from progressing. The focus of this webinar is to present the most common failure modes at dams and provide information on actions that can be taken to prevent or delay each failure mode. Case studies will be used to show examples of successful interventions. Actions that could potentially do harm and make conditions worse will also be discussed. The seminar will conclude with an overview of the new “Dam Intervention Toolbox” and how this interactive resource can be used as a companion to an Emergency Action Plan to help dam owners be better prepared to respond to a dam emergency.

Five Learning Objectives of This Course:

  • Understand the most common failure modes at dams
  • Know what emergency measures can be taken to stop common failure modes at dams
  • Be aware of actions that can potentially make conditions worse
  • How to become prepared to respond to a dam emergency
  • Learn about the new "Dam Intervention Toolbox"

Registration Fees:

This course qualifies for 2 PDHs.

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