National Dam Safety Program Publications
The National Dam Safety Program provides a variety of publications, including:
- Research Needs Workshop Reports
- Technical Manuals, Guides and Reports
- Technical Advisories
- Safety Series Fact Sheets
- Response and Recovery (R&R) Dam Response Operations Matrices
- Dam Safety & Risk MAP/Flood Mapping Studies Fact Sheet Series
- DSS-WISE Fact Sheets
- FEMA P-1015, Technical Manual: Overtopping Protection for Dams (ZIP, 410MB)
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The topics covered laid out the basis for risk informed decision making.
The presentations covered throughout the day related to benefit-cost analysis. The topic stems from justification FEMA and the National Dam Safety Review Board are using to add some sort of simplified methodology to the High Hazard Potential Dam grant process.
The theme of the day had a strong focus on risk assessments. There were evaluations of previous dam failures, including the Orville Dam and a synopsis on the previous 25 years of risk-informed decision making and what to expect in the upcoming 25 years.
The last day of the seminar covered various case studies on risk analyses followed by a panel discussion about the various topics and presentations covered throughout the seminar.
National Dam Safety Program | Ed Beadenkopf and John Wolfhope
2019 NDSP Technical Seminar Presentation
National Dam Safety Program | Mark Baker and Matt Young
National Dam Safety Program Technical Seminar | February 16-18, 2021
Lawrence H. Roth, PE, GE, ENV SP
Jessica J. Ludy, CFM