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Workshop 2: Hydropower and dam safety management (7 May, afternoon )

Given the large number of dams around the world, the safe operation of dams has significant social, economic, and environmental relevance. Dam failures, however rare, can result in extremely adverse impacts, including a large-scale loss of human life.

For countries with large stocks of dams, the existence of appropriate and effective legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks is critical.

Building on work being carried out by the World Bank and the University of South Australia, this workshop will focus on the essential elements of the regulatory regime and specific approaches to risk management, as covered in the ongoing study, “Comparative Study of the Legal and Institutional Frameworks for Dam Safety Management”.

The workshop will include some examples from country case studies and the range of options available to countries for effective dam safety management.


Focus session
The World Bank

Click a speaker's name or picture for more information:

Bill Girling 2017
Senior hydropower sector analyst
Satoru UEDA
Lead Dam Specialist, World Bank Group
Water Resources Management Analyst, World Bank Group
John Pisaniello
Associate Professor, University of South Australia
Hydraulic Administration, Ministry of Energy, Morocco
CHEN Guanfu
Executive Vice President, PowerChina