2023 – Appropriate Dam Management Systems: Dam Safety Monitoring, Compliance, Asset Management, and Informed Decision Making

Nicky Hardy, Katy Cottingham, Andrew Balme, Andrew Mockford, Shreesh Basnyat

Good data management and appropriate systems are imperative to support effective decision making for dam safety and asset management. A modern dam safety management system (DSMS) facilitates compliance with regulatory requirements, achievement of business objectives (including risk management) and provides a structured framework for confident data-informed decision making under all conditions and events. This paper discusses why a modern approach to dam management systems is needed and how dam owners, practitioners, regulators, and insurers benefit.

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