Dam Safety Management for Sustainable Hydropower in Africa - AFRICA 2020


03.07.2020 Carole

PART I - ONLINE Week 44 | Date: 26– 30 October, 2020 | Application deadline: 21 August 2020 

Part II - WORKSHOP Week TBC | Date: April 2021 | MALAWI 

Registration fee: 1.000 USD |

The fundamental principles of dam safety management remain critical despite uncertainties brought about by Covid-19.

Dam owners and operators are required to navigate through the challenges presented by this pandemic yet maintain an effective dam safety management program which is key to minimising the risk of a dam failure, protecting life and property whilst ensuring the sustainable development of hydropower and the utilization of water resources.

A well-designed dam safety management programme offers a greater understanding of the structure and is a key source of information of the dam’s functions and its continued performance.

An effective dam safety programme therefore requires continuous capacity building and updating the skills of dam owners and operators through professional training programs and on-the-job training.

COURSE TOPICS
This combined online and classroom ICH training programme will in great detail address;
• Basic principles of dam safety
• Causes of dam failure
• Climate change and its impact on dam safety – regional perspective
• Dam risk assessment and risk management techniques & principles
• Instrumentation, surveillance, data collection and reporting
• Dam inspection, analysis, and remedial measures
• Emergency response planning
• O & M during Covid-19 and other pandemics – transitioning from emergency response into long term planning
• Case studies and assignments
• Technical visit

COURSE OBJECTIVES
To advance participants knowledge on dam safety management and offer tools for managing risks and issues associated with dam safety. With this knowledge, participants will be able to further strengthen their dam safety programmes and implement strategies that support emergency response and pandemic planning.
Climate change and its impact on dam safety will be an integral part of this training.

COURSE OUTLINE
This course will be presented in 2-parts. Selected participants will be required to attend both the Online course in October 2020 and the planned physical workshop in 2021 in Malawi.
Part I – 26-30 October 2021
This part of the course will be conducted online using lectures and interactive webinars.
Part II – April 2021, Malawi
A workshop session and continuation of the online course will be hosted in Malawi in 2021, where continued lectures and feedback on reflective case studies and exercises will be presented. A comprehensive technical field visit is planned.

TARGET GROUP
The course is aimed at dam operators, dam owners, managers and field level experts. Dam surveillance engineers, executives of power companies, ministries, water resource and energy agencies, and relevant private sector enterprises with dam operation and management responsibility will benefit from this course.
The course will also be of value to engineers working in water resources planning and multipurpose projects.



 
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