Workshop F: Emergency Management & Response: New Guidance (1 day)
Sunday, October 14, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Dam safety management addresses the risks associated with dams, including release of fluids as a result of structural failure, mis-operation, planned operation, or any other cause. CDA's Dam Safety Guidelines (CDA 2013) include emergency management as a fundamental part of a dam safety program.
The primary objective of this newly released Bulletin is to assist dam owners in the Preparation of Emergency Preparedness and Response Plans, in order to serve the basic needs of the owner, community first responders, and those who regulate dam safety.
Further, the Bulletin outlines strategies to enhance the understanding of hazards posed by a dam as well as options available to reduce the risk exposure and vulnerability of stakeholders, thereby building community resilience in the process. In this way, the Bulletin is intended to address aspects of emergency management, beyond simply planning and response - those additional aspects being prevention/mitigation and recovery. Engaging communities in this manner leads to more advanced, and often more effective, means to manage residual risks posed by dams and their operation.
Registration Fee for Workshop F (1 day): $395 plus taxes