Wednesday 25th October
8.45am – 5.00pm
Wrest Point Conference Centre
Participants in the Pre-conference workshop are promised a compelling set of discussions and debates over two key activities within the ANCOLD membership: the development of an Australian dam incident database, and the much anticipated review and update to the 2003 Dam Safety Management Guidelines.
There will be a wealth of contentious issues to debate regarding a centralised dam incidents database. Who would access the database? For what reason? What data would be stored on each incident? What definition of “incident” would be applied? What about privacy of the information – these are real incidents, with real people after all? The convenors cordially invite you to come along and have your say on these important issues. A draft database will be presented (and provided in pre-reading) and facilitated sessions will illicit member’s views on a range of issues associated with the concept, including those mentioned above.
All those who have practiced dams engineering and management in Australia would be familiar with the trusty old Dam Safety Management Guidelines (2003). Many of us would have a scruffy, tatty copy sitting on or near our desks, with post-it notes, and page markers sticking out all over the place. Well, it’s (finally…!) time to give this treasured document a birthday. The Working Group charged with this weighty task will present progress, outline the main changes proposed, explain the results of a member survey into what needs updating (to be emailed out soon, stay tuned…) and be seeking member’s feedback on a range of important issues. So, speak now, or forever hold your peace…
Draft program details are listed below.
Workshop Registration Pricing
|Pre-Conference Workshop Options||Standard
(1 August onwards)
|Young Professional Member||$345|
|Young Professional Non Member||$455|