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Public safety around dams guidelines

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Abstract

This presentation discussed Canadian and international initiatives for improving dam safety and described some of the drivers for the development of new Canadian Dam Association (CDA) public safety guidelines for dams. The CDA guidelines were divided into the following 3 principal sections: (1) managed system elements, (2) risk assessment and management, and (3) technical bulletins. Public and media responses to the drownings have called for improved safety guidelines. While the public remains unaware of the hazards of dams, public interaction with dams is increasing as a result of interest in extreme sports and perceived rights of access. Guidelines are needed for dam owners in order to provide due diligence. Various organizations in Canada are preparing technical and public safety dam guidelines. CDA guidelines have also been prepared for signage, booms and buoys, and audible and visual alerts bulletins. Working groups are also discussing recommended practices for spill procedures, spillways and the role of professional engineers in ensuring public safety. Methods of assessing risk were also reviewed. Managed system elements for risk assessment and public interactions were also discussed, and stepped control measures were presented. tabs., figs.
Authors:
Bennett, T [1] 
  1. Canadian Dam Association, Edmonton, AB (Canada)
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 2010
Product Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: The 2010 Canadian Dam Association's public safety around dams workshop, Calgary, AB (Canada), 4 Mar 2010; Other Information: Online publication; Related Information: In: Proceedings of the 2010 Canadian Dam Association's public safety around dams workshop, [100] pages.
Subject:
13 HYDRO ENERGY; 42 ENGINEERING; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; DAMS; HYDROELECTRIC POWER; WATER RESERVOIRS; SAFETY; HAZARDS; PUBLIC INFORMATION; BUOYS; RECOMMENDATIONS; PLANNING; RISK ASSESSMENT; CANADA
OSTI ID:
21291659
Research Organizations:
Canadian Dam Association, Edmonton, AB (Canada)
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: CA1000730
Availability:
Available from the website of the Canadian Dam Association at http://www.cda.ca/cda_new_en/conferences/workshops/workshops.html
Submitting Site:
CANM
Size:
page(s) 1-49
Announcement Date:
May 01, 2010

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Citation Formats

Bennett, T. Public safety around dams guidelines. Canada: N. p., 2010. Web.
Bennett, T. Public safety around dams guidelines. Canada.
Bennett, T. 2010. "Public safety around dams guidelines." Canada.
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