February 22, 2024

2024-02-22 12:00 PM 2024-02-22 02:00 PM Cavitation, Uplift, and Drainage Issues for Dams, Spillway and Other Hydraulic Structures N.A. America/New_York

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET

Looking to grasp the fundamentals of cavitation, uplift, and drainage systems? Join our expert presenters for a deep dive into the theory and practical applications surrounding these crucial elements. Gain a comprehensive understanding of potential issues that develop over time and learn how to detect, manage, and mitigate risks effectively.

In this enlightening webinar, our experienced speakers will present the complexities of cavitation, uplift, and drainage systems, shedding light on how drains can lose effectiveness and the methods of assessment and evaluation crucial for their maintenance. Explore real-world examples and case studies illustrating the deterioration of drainage systems, equipping you with the tools to identify, assess, and manage these challenges effectively.

Discover innovative strategies and proven methods to prevent cavitation and uplift, and learn how risk management practices can be applied through insightful case studies. Whether you're an industry professional or a newcomer seeking a solid foundation in these critical areas, this webinar promises invaluable insights that will enhance your knowledge and decision-making proficiency.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to elevate your expertise! Secure your spot now and gain a deeper understanding of cavitation, uplift, and drainage systems to ensure resilient and effective infrastructure management.

The presentation will provide some background theory on cavitation, uplift and drainage systems. The presenters will describe issues that can form over time and how those issues can be detected and managed. Case studies will be used to demonstrate risk management.

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This webinar is presented as part of a series organized by Alberta Agriculture and Irrigation (AGI) on the dam safety methodologies and advanced technologies currently being applied in Alberta.

The series is intended for dam owners, engineers, engineering technologists, operators, and regulators who are interested in learning from the experiences of other professionals.

The information presented in this series is not endorsed as CDA guidance.

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Bozena Czarnecki, Ph.D., P.Eng., Tetra Tech

Dr. Czarnecki holds an M.Sc degree in Geology from the University of Warsaw, Poland and a Ph.D degree in Civil Engineering from The University of Calgary. She is a member of Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta, of Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba, Engineers Yukon, and Professional Engineers of Ontario. She is a Principal Specialist in Tetra Tech’s Engineering Practice. 

Her research interests include Portland cement and aggregate mineralogy and its impact on concrete durability, development of high performance concrete mixes, mass transport of chloride ions in Portland cement concrete and its effect on concrete durability, forensic investigations of heritage concrete structures and service life predictions of reinforced concrete structures.

Dan Hajduković, Ph.D., P.Eng., Tetra Tech

Dan Hajduković has been involved in the field of Hydrotechnical Engineering for most of his career. He joined Tetra Tech Canada Vancouver office in 2019 and is now Senior Water Resources Engineer. Dan graduated in Civil/Hydrotechnical Engineering and subsequently obtained a doctorate degree in Water Resources Management from University of Belgrade in Serbia. From 1986 to 1994 he was a faculty member and associate professor at the department of Hydrotechnical Engineering at the University in Belgrade, where his specialty was hydraulics of dam structures, dam safety management and flood protection engineering. After immigrating to Canada in 1994, Dan started a successful career in consulting, teaching, and public utility management. 


Daniel Johnson, PE., MS., F. ASCE, Tetra Tech

Mr. Daniel Johnson is a Principal Dam and Hydropower Engineer with a long list of projects performed when associated with the leading consulting engineering firms in the world.  Dan is well qualified Civil Engineer with about 50 years of experience in water resources, dam engineering, geotechnical engineering and civil engineering.  He has been deeply involved as project manager or technical lead on about 220 water resource and mine tailings dam projects, in the U.S., Canada, Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Central and South America. His roles have covered all project components from planning, evaluations, design, bidding, construction, and operations.

Dan is active in ASDSO, USSD, and ICOLD and a respected educator on dam investigations, design, and construction. He is past Vice President and a Board Member of USSD, served as chairperson for their national conference in 2009 and committee member for their 2009 National Levee Workshop and the 2011 Annual Conference. Mr. Johnson is past Chairperson of the USSD Construction Technical Committee and ongoing Chairperson for the ICOLD parallel committee (Committee M).

Chironjeev Kanjilal, B.Sc., B.Mus., Tetra Tech

Chironjeev Kanjilal is a versatile scientist with eight years of experience encompassing research, teaching, and industry roles. He holds a B.Sc. in Physics and a Bachelor of Arts in Violin Performance from the University of British Columbia (UBC) and has been a part of Tetra Tech since 2018.

In his role at Tetra Tech, he specializes in numerical modelling for oceanographic and marine applications, focusing on noise and acoustics. This includes hands-on involvement in modelling, field work, monitoring, and assessments. His tenure at Tetra Tech has seen him develop expertise in computational fluid dynamics (CFD), addressing a wide range of issues such as bridge scour, sediment transport, air and gas dispersion, heat and energy transfer, landslide modelling, tsunamigenics, as well as deep-sea tailings and tank/pipe hydraulics. 

While he is currently engaged with Tetra Tech, Chiranjeev also dedicates part of his time to teaching physics and engineering at UBC.

David Moschini, P.Eng., Tetra Tech

Mr. David Moschini, a Professional Civil Engineer with over 20 years of experience, has a broad range of expertise in various aspects of civil engineering across Canada and the US. His work includes analyzing, designing, tendering, and managing the construction of complex infrastructure projects like water, wastewater, and stormwater systems, as well as airport facilities, bridges, pipelines, roads, and more. Known for his detail-oriented approach, David excels in heavy civil construction project management, producing thorough construction documents for clients.

In his role as a Water Resources Engineer, he has developed significant expertise in flood control systems, specializing in risk and sensitivity analysis, hydrotechnical modeling, and environmental permitting. His work on scour protection and river hydraulics further highlights his diverse skill set.

For the past 11 years at Tetra Tech, David has focused on dam-related projects, including the analysis of spillway hydraulics and the design of emergency spillways and Low-Level Outlets. His experience in the design, tendering, and construction management of these projects has proven invaluable to clients.