Workshop 5: Failure Mode Identification and Risk Assessments - Approaches and Lessons to be Learned
Tuesday, October 8
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Full delegates of CDA 2019 can attend the workshop(s) of their choice at no additional cost, but they must register as space is limited.
$450 + GST for individuals who are not registered as full delegates for CDA 2019.
Dam Owners, government agencies, and regulating authorities in Canada and the U.S. use different analyses and methodologies to evaluate the potential failure modes of their dams and impoundment structures. This workshop will present some of the more common types of failure modes analyses and Risk Assessment methodologies used by the Canadian hydropower industry, the Canadian mining industry, and the U.S Army Corps of Engineers. The workshop will conclude with a panel discussion to reflect on the Oroville Dam findings and an open discussion from the workshop attendees on the strengths and potential shortcomings of various approaches to failure mode analysis and risk assessment.
Who should attend?
This workshop is intended for dam owners, risk management professionals, dam safety consultants, regulators, and senior management who want to understand the purpose, benefits, and challenges of the application of risk management tools.
David Carlson, P.E., PMP, USACE
Woody Fields, USACE
Des Hartford, Ph.D., P.Eng., BC Hydro
Timothy O’Leary, P.E., USACE
Stephen Rigbey, M.A. Sc., P.Eng., SJR Consulting Inc.
Andy Small, M.Sc., P.Eng., Klohn Crippen Berger
Scott Taylor, P.Eng., TransAlta Corporation