This one-day course outlines a process to assist dam owners in preparing emergency preparedness and response plans, in order to serve the basic needs of the owner, community first responders, and those who regulate dam safety.
Tools and examples of good practices are presented for preparing and maintaining Dam Emergency Plans and inundation maps, and determining activation levels for emergency response. The course is interactive with small group discussions and exercises that use a case study to illustrate key points.
The course is based on the Canadian Dam Association’s Technical Bulletin: Emergency Management for Dam Safety, included in the registration fee, which provides guidance for risk assessment, maintenance of readiness, response and recovery. In addition, the course provides an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the dam owner and stakeholders, focusing on the importance of community engagement and the ways to promote community resilience.
Dam owners and operators, and the consultants who provide services to the owners, will find this course particularly valuable. Regulators and professionals in communities that are potentially affected by a dam emergency will be interested in learning how they can work together with dam owners to enhance community resilience.
The course will be led by Mr. Tony Bennett who is a Director of Dam and Public Safety for Ontario Power Generation and by Clare Raska who is a senior engineer with BC Hydro. She is also involving in the development of an innovative dam safety management system which has become recognized as leading practice.
The detail brochure can be downloaded from this link