Course “Risk analysis applied to dam safety management” – Basic Level, April-May 2016

The fourth edition of the Course “Risk analysis applied to dam safety management”, organized by the Spanish National Committee on Large Dams (SPANCOLD), will be conducted in English.
This course will be held in Madrid (Spain) on April 26, May 3 and 10, 2016.
This course aims at providing basic concepts on the application of risk analysis techniques to dam safety management, presenting available tools for risk analysis and lessons learned from real cases in Spain and Europe.

During the course, the benefits of risk-informed dam safety governance will be exposed and discussed.

In addition, the current state-of-the-practice on dam safety management in Spain and worldwide will be presented and discussed (e.g. in Spain, up-to-date dam safety management strategies have been influenced by the publication in 2012 of the SPANCOLD Technical Guide on Dam Safety N.8. Vol.1, titled “Risk Analysis applied to Dam Safety Management”).

After three editions (2013, 2014 and 2015), the course will be first conducted in English (presential and online). This course provides a basic level education in the field of risk-informed dam safety management.

During practical sessions, the software iPresas HidSimp will be used.
This software tool allows to estimate the dam failure probability due to the overtopping failure mode following a simplified approach. The software tool iPresas HidSimp can be downloaded from this link.
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Attendees from past editions included researchers, consultants, contractors, owners, regulators and operators of dams, both from private and public sectors.
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1st Edition (2013), Madrid

For further information, please contact  comunicacion@spancold.es


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Course “Risk analysis applied to dam safety management”, Advanced Level, Feb.-March 2016

The first edition of the Course “Risk analysis applied to dam safety management”, Advanced Level, organized by the Spanish National Committee on Large Dams (SPANCOLD), is scheduled on February 23, March 1 and 8, 2016.
This course will be held in Madrid (Spain) and will be conducted in Spanish (presential and online).
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Basic Level Course, 2nd Edition (2014), Madrid

After three editions of the Basic Level course (2013, 2014 and 2015), this course aims at providing advanced knowledge on the application of risk analysis techniques to dam safety management and to prioritize investments towards smart governance of these infrastructures (and others in the field of civil engineering).

This course offers an advanced level training in a field of international importance, including both technical and governance aspects.

For further information, please contact  comunicacion@spancold.es

Course on Risk analysis applied to dam safety management

The first edition of the Theoretical-Practical Course “Risk analysis applied to dam safety management”, organized by the Spanish National Committee on Large Dams (SPANCOLD), under the direction of Prof. Ignacio Escuder, has recently concluded.
 
This Seminar was held in Madrid (Spain) on September 17, September 24, and October 1, 2013.
 
The 25 course attendees (full house) included researchers, consultants, contractors, owners, regulators and operators of dams, both from private and public sector. This aspect allowed to enrich the contents by providing a great variety of experiences and points of view on dam safety management.
 
PortadaGTThe contents of the course were based on the Spanish Technical Guideline on Dam Safety,
nr.8, entitled “Risk analysis applied to dam safety management”, published in December 2012. The Technical Guideline can be downloaded in English from this link.
 
A series of practical exercises were solved and discussed, including several presentations and debate on real case studies.
 
During practical sessions, the software iPresas HidSimp was used.
 
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This software tool allows to estimate the dam failure probability due to the overtopping failure mode following a simplified approach. 
 
The new version of this software tool was used during the course.
  
The software tool iPresas HidSimp can be downloaded from this link.
 

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The next edition of this course is scheduled for February 2014.
The course was conducted in Spanish.
For further information, please contact  comunicacion@spancold.es