Start date:
02 Nov 2020, 8.30AM
duration:
30 hrs
Venue:
Online
Address:
Online
Cost:
  • Member Discount
    $74.75 incl. GST
  • Member Discount
    $287.50 incl. GST
  • Member discount
    $402.50 incl. GST
  • $517.50 incl. GST
Register Add to Calendar 2020-11-2 08:30:00 2020-11-3 14:30:00 Pacific/Auckland [NZSO1-001] Join New Zealand Society on Large Dams in Christchurch for a Workshop on Consequence Assessment and Potential Impact Classification (PIC). Online Engineering New Zealand hello@engineeringnz.org

Join New Zealand Society on Large Dams in Christchurch for a Workshop on Consequence Assessment and Potential Impact Classification (PIC).

PIC has real implications for everyone in the dam industry. This Workshop will be relevant to dam owners, regulators, consultants, contractors, suppliers, and academics, including those who are new to the industry as well as more experience practitioners. There will be a dynamic mix of presentations from leading experts, interactive group work, and panel debate.

The objectives of the Workshop are:

  1. To share and build knowledge about consequence assessment and PIC; and
  2. To identify gaps/ opportunities for improvements/further guidance in PIC practice.

Consequence Assessment and PIC is vital to how we manage the safety of NZ dams. PIC has growing importance in resource consent processes, and will have even greater importance under the proposed dam safety regulations. At the same time, PIC depends on sound judgement in a complex area and deft handling uncertainty.

In a recent survey of members, the following sub-themes emerged, which will inform the content of the Workshop

  • Transient populations in PIC assessments
  • Potential loss of life estimates, including points of interpretation and merits of different methods
  • PIC in the context of relatively small dams, including flood detention and irrigation dams
  • Dam break inundation mapping for PIC versus for emergency planning

We look forward to your involvement in a Workshop on this fundamental and provocative topic.

Presenters

Cheryll Wagener