FEMA 2020 Dam Failure Life Loss Consequence Workshop – August 19-20, 2020 in Washington, DC.


From: FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
Subject: FEMA’s National Dam Safety Program to Host 2020 Dam Failure Life Loss Consequence Workshop


FEMA’s National Dam Safety Program to Host 2020 Dam Failure Life Loss Consequence Workshop

Hosted by FEMA’s National Dam Safety Program, the 2020 Dam Failure Life Loss Consequence Workshop will take place August 19-20 in Washington, DC. The workshop has been developed to provide dam owners, emergency managers, regulators and other relevant stakeholders with a forum to discuss the needs of the industry in better estimating potential life loss consequence from dam failure. Better understanding of the risks from this potential consequence will enable owners to operate more safely; regulators to have confidence in the evolving industry practice; and practitioners to have suitable tools to respond to the needs of the industry.

The workshop will highlight the importance of defining dam failure scenarios and assessing life loss consequences through the presentation of tools and case studies. The full range of social, institutional, and environmental consequences will be addressed during the workshop, including a focus on direct and indirect economic consequences and loss of life estimation.

Participants will participate in the forum to openly present and share ideas on current industry practice, improvements to current methods, and possible new avenues for development. From these discussions, a goal of the workshop is to ensure the tools used to quantify life safety risks from dam failure are being suitably developed and refined to meet the needs of the industry, regulators and practitioners.

Through this forum:

  • Industry practitioners can share their experiences with current or evolving methods for discussion on what is working well and what can be improved;
  • Developers of estimation methods can present their current practices, and receive input on their refinement; and
  • Regulators can share policy needs to ensure practices can meet these requirements or be informed of new methods and provide input on how they may become accepted practice.

Spots are still available. To register for the workshop visit click here!

This course is intended for dam owners, professional staff of dam safety and dam security programs, emergency managers at the federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial levels, and dam safety, dam security, and incident management personnel from the private sector who need to define and estimate consequences of dam failure scenarios.

For additional information on FEMA’s National Dam Safety Program please visit: https://www.fema.gov/national-dam-safety-program