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Seismic Design Seminar for Concrete Dams

Peter Amos was an invited speaker at the CEATI Workshop on the Seismic Performance of Concrete Dams held in Tacoma, Washington, USA. The Dam Safety Interest Group of CEATI International (the Centre for Engineering Advancement through Technological Innovation) is a multi-national group of dam safety managers and experts from more than 50 hydropower utilities who collaborate to develop capability and resources for dam safety management. This event for hydropower dam owners involved experts from Canada, USA and New Zealand presenting industry-leading case studies on seismic analysis and design of concrete gravity, arch and buttress dams. Peter provided the audience with insights from New Zealand's experience of major earthquakes and the lessons provided for dam seismic performance analysis. Speakers were all highly respected practitioners in this field and well versed in the challenges of analysing dams in highly seismic environments.

Seismic Design Seminar for Concrete Dams

Peter Amos was an invited speaker at the CEATI Workshop on the Seismic Performance of Concrete Dams held in Tacoma, Washington, USA. The Dam Safety Interest Group of CEATI International (the Centre for Engineering Advancement through Technological Innovation) is a multi-national group of dam safety managers and experts from more than 50 hydropower utilities who collaborate to develop capability and resources for dam safety management. This event for hydropower dam owners involved experts from Canada, USA and New Zealand presenting industry-leading case studies on seismic analysis and design of concrete gravity, arch and buttress dams. Peter provided the audience with insights from New Zealand's experience of major earthquakes and the lessons provided for dam seismic performance analysis. Speakers were all highly respected practitioners in this field and well versed in the challenges of analysing dams in highly seismic environments.

Vietnam-New Zealand Dam Safety Project

Damwatch Engineering and partners GNS Science hosted a senior delegation of Vietnamese Government officials, here to compare flood management procedures and governance. These senior officials are responsible for dam safety and flood management for water resources and hydropower assets in Vietnam, a country subject to multiple typhoons every year that displace thousands of people and sometimes have fatal consequences. Their visit was part of the NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade funded Vietnam-New Zealand Dam Safety Project being carried out by dam safety experts from Damwatch Engineering and GNS Science to strengthen practice and build capacity in Vietnam. Thanks to Mercury and Trustpower for hosting the delegation at their power stations.

Vietnam-New Zealand Dam Safety Project

Damwatch Engineering and partners GNS Science hosted a senior delegation of Vietnamese Government officials, here to compare flood management procedures and governance. These senior officials are responsible for dam safety and flood management for water resources and hydropower assets in Vietnam, a country subject to multiple typhoons every year that displace thousands of people and sometimes have fatal consequences. Their visit was part of the NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade funded Vietnam-New Zealand Dam Safety Project being carried out by dam safety experts from Damwatch Engineering and GNS Science to strengthen practice and build capacity in Vietnam. Thanks to Mercury and Trustpower for hosting the delegation at their power stations.

25 June 2018

BCI Akarana Irrigation Pond Underway

The Akarana irrigation storage pond is now well under construction with the embankments almost 50% complete and the HDPE lining about to start. This 1.6 Mm3 storage near Methven in Canterbury, New Zealand is being formed from gravel embankments with an internal HDPE liner on the sides and a loess/silt liner on the base of the pond. The site works are being managed by Senior Engineer, Bill Veale, who also led the project through the design and consenting stages.

25 June 2018

BCI Akarana Irrigation Pond Underway

The Akarana irrigation storage pond is now well under construction with the embankments almost 50% complete and the HDPE lining about to start. This 1.6 Mm3 storage near Methven in Canterbury, New Zealand is being formed from gravel embankments with an internal HDPE liner on the sides and a loess/silt liner on the base of the pond. The site works are being managed by Senior Engineer, Bill Veale, who also led the project through the design and consenting stages.

1 May 2018

Mekong River Commission Design Guidelines

Principal Dam Engineer, Ian Davison, is part of an international expert panel advising the Mekong River Commission on dam safety. The panel is assisting in the preparation of new design guidelines for the development of new dams on the lower Mekong.

1 May 2018

Mekong River Commission Design Guidelines

Principal Dam Engineer, Ian Davison, is part of an international expert panel advising the Mekong River Commission on dam safety. The panel is assisting in the preparation of new design guidelines for the development of new dams on the lower Mekong.

17 April 2018

IrrigationNZ Conference April 2018

Damwatch was pleased to be associated with the recent IrrigationNZ Conference in Alexandra. Damwatch presented on the topic of 'Dam Safety Management For Large Scale Irrigation Ponds'. We enjoyed the opportunity to meet the different delegates and appreciate more the diverse range of interests associated with irrigation in New Zealand. We would also like to thank those who visited the Damwatch booth hopefully we can work together in the future.

17 April 2018

IrrigationNZ Conference April 2018

Damwatch was pleased to be associated with the recent IrrigationNZ Conference in Alexandra. Damwatch presented on the topic of 'Dam Safety Management For Large Scale Irrigation Ponds'. We enjoyed the opportunity to meet the different delegates and appreciate more the diverse range of interests associated with irrigation in New Zealand. We would also like to thank those who visited the Damwatch booth hopefully we can work together in the future.

15 March 2018

Hydropower Asia 2018 Conference in Da Nang, Viet Nam

Peter Amos and Ian Davison recently presented two papers at Asia 2018 Hydropower Conference in Da Nang, Viet Nam. The papers were well received by the large international audience. The papers were written based on Damwatch's work in Viet Nam and New Zealand.

'Evidence based decision making for dam rehabilitation in large portfolios of dams in Vietnam'   Peter Amos, Nguyen Canh Thai, Kelvin Berryman, Bill Veale.

'Dam Safety and emergency planning in reservoir cascades'   Ian Davison and Grant Webby.

15 March 2018

Hydropower Asia 2018 Conference in Da Nang, Viet Nam

Peter Amos and Ian Davison recently presented two papers at Asia 2018 Hydropower Conference in Da Nang, Viet Nam. The papers were well received by the large international audience. The papers were written based on Damwatch's work in Viet Nam and New Zealand.

'Evidence based decision making for dam rehabilitation in large portfolios of dams in Vietnam'   Peter Amos, Nguyen Canh Thai, Kelvin Berryman, Bill Veale.

'Dam Safety and emergency planning in reservoir cascades'   Ian Davison and Grant Webby.