Although dams and reservoirs are important components of the national infrastructure, existing dams are getting older, and new dams are being built in hazardous areas. At the same time, development continues in potential inundation zones downstream from dams. More people are at risk from dam failure than ever before despite better engineering and construction methods, and continued loss of lives and property from dam failures is a real risk.
This course outlines the steps required by owners and regulatory bodies to reduce the consequences of dam failure. It explains the process of developing a dam safety program that is oriented to the specific dam structure and site. This course focuses on the public policy measures that the dam owner may be able to influence indirectly to improve overall safety.
This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Developing a dam safety program
- Overview of hazards and risks
- Public dam safety
- Awareness and community warning
- Evacuation planning
Download the Course to review and begin earning your PDH credits.
We provide technical courses for PDH credits that meet Board requirements for Professional Engineers, Geologists and Land Surveyors. This courses is guaranteed to be accepted in AK, AL, AR, GA, IA, IL, ID, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY. Before purchasing this course, please confirm that your state Board is listed above.