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Public safety around dams

Conference:

Abstract

Fourty public dams are managed on a real-time basis by the Centre d'expertise hydrique du Quebec (CEHQ). This presentation described the public dams owned by the CEHQ and discussed the public safety measures at the dams. The dams serve various purposes, including protection against floods; industrial or drinking water supply; resort or recreational activities; hydroelectric development; and wildlife conservation. Trigger events were also discussed, such as the complaint at Rapides-des-Cedres dam and deaths that occurred in 2004 when water from a dam was released without warning. Several photographs were presented to illustrate that people were unaware of the danger. Initiatives aimed at raising awareness and studying public safety issues were discussed. A pilot project was launched and a permanent committee was created to evaluate all aspects of public safety at the dams owned by CEHQ. The first tasks of the committee were to establish requirements for waterway safety barriers, both upstream and downstream, for all public dams; to establish requirements for safety signage for all public dams; and to develop criteria to decide on safety signage at each dam. figs.
Authors:
Bourassa, H [1] 
  1. Centre d'expertise hydrique du Quebec, Quebec, PQ (Canada)
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 2009
Product Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: The Canadian Dam Association workshop on public safety around dams, Ottawa, ON (Canada), 4-5 Mar 2009; Other Information: Day 2; Online publication; Related Information: In: Proceedings of the Canadian Dam Association workshop on public safety around dams, [500] pages.
Subject:
13 HYDRO ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANTS; FLOOD CONTROL; DAMS; SAFETY; INLAND WATERWAYS; SPILLWAYS; ACCIDENTS; SAFETY CULTURE; QUEBEC
OSTI ID:
21240148
Research Organizations:
Canadian Dam Association, Edmonton, AB (Canada)
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: CA0905179
Availability:
Available from the website of the Canadian Dam Association at http://www.cda.ca/
Submitting Site:
CANM
Size:
page(s) 1-21
Announcement Date:
Dec 11, 2009

Conference:

Citation Formats

Bourassa, H. Public safety around dams. Canada: N. p., 2009. Web.
Bourassa, H. Public safety around dams. Canada.
Bourassa, H. 2009. "Public safety around dams." Canada.
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place = {Canada}
year = {2009}
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