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Michael Caswell

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FEMA Seminar on Dam Safety
« on: December 08, 2020, 11:19:32 am »
National Dam Safety Virtual Technical Seminar - Registration Now Open

Registration is open for the 28th Annual National Dam Safety Program Technical Seminar, “Risk Informed decision Making and Benefit Cost Analysis for Dam and Levee Projects”.

This seminar will be held virtually on Adobe Connect from Feb. 16-19, 2021, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Eastern Time.
Participants encouraged to apply include all dam and levee safety professionals including Public and Private Dam owners/operators, Dam Safety Engineers, Registration is open for the 28th Annual National Dam Safety Program Technical Seminar, “Risk Informed decision Making and Benefit Cost Analysis for Dam and Levee Projects”.

To register for this seminar, visit the Emergency Management Institute’s website.

https://training.fema.gov/dsts/

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Re: FEMA Seminar on Dam Safety
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2020, 11:21:58 am »
Fairport Mayor replies --

Thanks Mike.
I will share with the Village Trustees.
Best regards,
 
  Julie
 
Julie Domaratz
Mayor, Village of Fairport
Ph 585.421.3209

Web: http://www.FairportNY.com
 
I wear a mask to protect you. You wear a mask to protect me.
Let’s kick COVID out of our community!
 


Thanks Julie!!!
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Re: FEMA Seminar on Dam Safety
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2020, 12:08:00 pm »
For those who may wonder what type of information is shared at these FEMA-led National Dam Safety Seminars, here's a list of the topics from the last 27 seminars. This coming FEMA seminar is #28, and will be virtual for the first time in 2021, due to the pandemic.

Clearly the focus of these training events is on EARTHEN type dams and the very specific issues these dams have. Any Breach Analysis would be from studying earthen dam failures, as they are most common. Levee's & Dams are primarily used when speaking about earthen dams or berms used to control flooding. Overtopping discussion would touch on the #1 cause of earthen dam failures, which is water flowing out of the dam where is wasn't designed to flow.

A clear 40% of FEMA Safety Seminars being taught to students, who will become Dam Engineers or Inspectors one day, is centered on earthen type embankment dams. This is the type of dams that make up 125 miles of the NYS Canal System and exactly the same type of earthen dam that the NY State Canal Corporation is trying to repair in the Fairport & Perinton areas. But some people still refuse to understand the safety issues at play here.

The green arrows highlight seminar topics that pertain or are exclusive to Earthen Embankment Dams




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In line with the FEMA training already discussed in this posting, here's another seminar sessions for those civilians who want to see what Dam Engineers & Dam/Levee Emergency Response folks do on a regular basis. You can follow the link below to learn more or signup.

https://damsafety.org/training-center/virtual-seminar/improving-emergency-operations-dam-and-levee-failures-and-incidents



This is a THREE DAY EVENT, all virtual, look over the Course Content here: https://damsafety.org/basic-page/improving-emergency-operations-dam-and-levee-failures-and-incidents-agenda

Here's the Day 1 Agenda



This is a good chance for anyone in our area to learn & understand about the dangers of unsafe, overgrown Earthen Dams & Levees, and how these aging embankments along the Erie Canal are placing the public in danger. It's also a good training course for any Village & Town Leadership along the Erie Canal to understand the danger the "impounded water" can have on their communities and why it's necessary to have Erie Canal Flood Emergency Action Plans (EAP) in place BEFORE something happens in their communities.

It's also a chance for those special folks "Who don't know what they don't know" to learn more about Dam Safety. In fact, the entire course content seems to apply very well to anyone fighting AGAINST the clearing of unsafe Erie Canal dams, to help them understand that fighting dam safety is "not in the public's best interest".

That statement also applies to any Facebook Groups who think they know "everything" about Erie Canal and it's unsafe condition, they too may benefit from a lesson in Dam Safety & Emergency Preparedness given by one of the leading Dam Safety advocates in this Country. 
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