Dam Spillways (May 2015) – MODULE 1- Welcome & Closure

Dam Spillways (May 2015) – MODULE 1

Seminar Welcome & Closure

This short course is designed so that engineers and other dam professionals both young and more experienced will better understand the essential ingredients of investigation, design, operation, maintenance and safety for spillways and outlets for new and existing dams and associated upgrades.

While ensuring the basics are properly understood, there will be a strong focus on what is the approaches, issues and risks associated modern dam spillways & outlets requirements – what you need to know, whether a dam owner/manager/operator, consultant, regulator or a professional with a strong interest in dams.

Dam Spillways will look at spillways which are being called upon to handle larger and larger discharges due to revisions to hydrology data, trends in risk evaluation and other issues. It covers both broad criteria for sound spillways (including ungated, gated & fused spillways) and the specific criteria to enable a proper understanding of how and why spillways work or don’t work or what needs to be improved, how to be confident in their operation, how to maintain them and overall make them safe. It will include descriptions of a range of cases – particularly those which have shown a new understanding and respect for large discharges, risks and overall safety and best practice management of spillways.

Includes access to the following videos:

  • Welcome & Introductions – David Watson 11:00
  • Discussion & Close – David Watson 3:00


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