Dam Safety

Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership includes energy goals

On Feb. 23, U.S. President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed the Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership. They said: “It is in the shared interest of the United States and...

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers chooses Tetra Tech for dam safety and risk management

Tetra Tech Inc. announces that a joint venture it is leading has received a five-year, multiple-award contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to assess and manage risks for dams and levee...

Two hydroelectric projects damaged, hundreds missing after glacier fall in India

It has been reported that a glacier bursting or falling, and sending a mass of water and debris downstream – decimating two hydroelectric power plants and the associated dams – has killed 19 people,...

FEMA releases additional $308 million for Oroville Dam spillways repairs and reconstruction

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) says it has received notification that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released an additional $308 million in requested funds for the Oroville Dam spillways reconstruction and...

In memoriam: Dennis Mileti, hazard mitigation expert

Dr. Dennis Mileti, a renowned hazard mitigation expert, passed away Jan. 30 from COVID-19, according to personnel with the University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Mileti was professor emeritus at the university, where he served as...

Hydro-Quebec, ASI enter agreement to commercialize WireScan laser scanner

ASI Services Techniques Inc., a division of ASI Group Ltd., and Canadian energy provider Hydro Québec have signed an agreement for the commercialization of the WireScan laser scanning tool for components of dams associated...

Hydro Review: Data Down Under: Creating a Risk-based Approach to Dam Monitoring and Maintenance

Facing ongoing influences such as climate change, dam owners are under increasing pressure to ensure the safety of their assets. The consequences of failure are becoming more significant too, in light of factors like...

Civil Works & Dam Safety: Real Life Simulation of Emergency Action Plans

Wednesday 27 Jan 2021 • 12PM - 1PM

This session will begin with a presentation on what happened when the emergency action plan was activated at Oroville Dam. How accurate are the assumptions we make in the emergency action plans on decisions, implementation and effectiveness? How would this work for our time-sensitive EAPs?

Our next HYDRO+ sessions: Training on plant rehabilitation and emergency action plans

The next sessions in our ongoing free monthly virtual training program take place Jan. 26 and 27 and cover the topics of rehabilitating existing hydropower and emergency action planning for dam safety. Hydro Review and...

Multiconsult selected to assess dam safety in Latvia

Multiconsult has been selected to assess the safety of the hydrotechnical structures of the Daugava River hydropower projects in Latvia. The Daugava River flows from Russia through Belarus and into the Baltic sea close to...