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8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Room: B115-116

With many new fish-friendly and environmental accommodations being placed in and around dams, it can often lead to dam safety fiascos.  New overhead pipes, punching holes in dams for fish ladders, and new infrastructure often do not account for dam safety implications. The audience will have the opportunity to learn (read more...)

Moderator
Ryan Berg
Regional Manager
Hatch
United States
Panelist
Doug Johnson
Regional Engineer
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
United States
Panelist
Jesse Waldrip, P.E.
Senior Engineer
Kleinschmidt Associates
United States
Panelist
Justin Trudell
Vice President, Operations
FirstLight Power Resources
United States

11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Room: B115-116
While a proper succession plan is a challenge in most industries, hydro as a more traditional/conventional industry faces a bigger challenge, particularly as we enter the technology age. Even with proper planning, a potential gap remains as the new workforce works “differently” – being more technology-driven. The new generation finds (read more...)
Moderator
Vinod Batta
Vice President, Engineering
SNC-Lavalin Inc
United States
Panelist
David Chapman
Mechanical Engineer
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
United States
Panelist
Imran Sayeed
Chief General Manager (Geotech)
NHPC Limited
India
Panelist
Kimberly Pate
Dam Safety Supervising Engineer
Seattle City Light
United States
Panelist
Will Kingston
Director, Facilities Services
SNC-Lavalin
Canada

2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Room: B115-116
Any construction project will have “challenges.” Some are man-made and some are nature-made, and both are guaranteed to occur. How they are dealt with will require collaboration between the owner, the engineer, and the contractor, and there is an interdependency among these to ensure that all parties are working toward (read more...)
Moderator
Ryan Gee
Senior Structural Engineer
AECOM
United States
Panelist
Alison Bernero
Project Manager- Commissioning Agent
Walsh Construction
United States
Panelist
Brandon Little
Civil Engineer
Grant County PUD
United States
Panelist
Daniel Trowbridge
Team Lead, Power System Section of Electrical Branch, HDC
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
United States
Panelist
Todd Poehlman
Principal Engineer
Wisconsin Public Service
United States

11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Room: B115-116
Why do we keep forgetting the lessons of the past? From Teton Dam to the Oroville spillways, these events were not unprecedented, and disaster could have been averted if we had just learned the lessons from previous dam safety incidents. How do we avoid the “normalization of deviation,” as discussed (read more...)
Moderator
Doug Johnson
Regional Engineer
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
United States
Panelist
Catrin Bryan
Director of Dam Safety
Ms.
Canada
Panelist
James Rutherford
Project Engineer, Senior Civil Engineer
Hatch
United States
Panelist
Mark Baker
Consultant
Eugene Water and Electric Board
United States
Panelist
Pat Regan
Independent Consultant
Regan Consulting
United States
Panelist
Stephen Rigbey
Director of Dam Safety
BC Hydro
Canada

3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Room: B115-116

What do you do when everything, including Plan A, goes wrong? The gate won’t open, the spillway deteriorates, the powerhouse fails, the dam moves, the forecast is exceeded, the access is flooded, the power fails, the lead is vacationing. What do you do when the technology requires replacement rather than (read more...)

Moderator
Duane McClelland
Principal Water Resources Engineer
Jacobs
United States
Panelist
Doug Boyer, PE, CEG
Chief, Risk-Informed Decision Making Branch
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
United States
Panelist
Loren Anderson
Professor
Utah State University
United States
Panelist
Mark Reeves, P.E., G.E.
Dam Safety Engineer
PacifiCorp - Hydro Resources
United States
Panelist
Paul Jewell
Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies Program Manager
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
United States
Panelist
Steve Verigin
Senior Vice President/West Region Manager
GEI Consultants, Inc.
United States

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