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  • One-day training course

    Dams and reservoir safety
  • Dams and reservoir safety
  • Dams and reservoir safety
  • Dams and reservoir safety

Dams and reservoir safety

About this course

Type Classroom training
Level Foundation
Duration 1 day
Topic Water resources and management

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Introducing the importance of reservoir safety, the legal framework that exists, and basic dam engineering principles

Summary

Reservoir safety is of growing importance in the UK as populations grow bigger and our dams grow older. The average age of the dams in the UK is 120 years, and the results of a dam bursting can be catastrophic – more akin to a tsunami wave than a river flood. Given it’s growing importance there are more and more people becoming involved in the day to day management of dams and reservoirs; people that may not have had formal engineering training.

This course aims to explain the importance of reservoir safety, the legal framework that exists, and basic dam engineering principles in non-technical language to assist those involved in the operation, maintenance, monitoring and regulation of dams in the UK.

Course content

There will be opportunities for general discussion on matters important to the course delegates.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed primarily at non-technical people who need a basic understanding of dam engineering, UK legislation and reservoir safety issues. It would suit new enforcement agency staff, reservoir O&M and monitoring staff, and reservoir owners who may not have an engineering background. It is not appropriate for Panel Engineers and engineering consultants.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course participants will understand:

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