CANCELLED: EBC Dam Management Program: “Need a Dam for Your Dam?” – Controlling Water During Dam Projects


Date: March 18, 2020


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Bowditch & Dewey, LLP –

 This program has been cancelled. Please update your calendars.


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Following the declaration of a state of emergency in several New England states, EBC will follow the guidance of state and federal leadership and, where possible, limit or eliminate in-person programming. If you have already registered for an event, EBC staff will contact you directly.

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This EBC Dam Management Program addresses temporary control of water and construction dewatering for dam rehabilitation and dam removal projects. Various control of water techniques such as cofferdam options, dewatering systems, and flow bypasses will be evaluated. Presentations will discuss how to appropriately allocate design responsibilities and risk between the Owner, Engineer, and Contractor. Presentations will also address challenges faced, lessons learned, and success stories.

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A robust question and answer panel discussion between presenters and attendees will take place following the presentations.

Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

Thank you to our Silver Sponsor

Thank you to our Bronze Sponsors


Program Agenda

Program Co-Chairs:

  • Dan Galante, Vice President, T Ford Company, Inc.
  • Christopher D. Haker, P.E, Chair, EBC Dam Management Committee; Principal Engineer, Tighe & Bond

Speaker Agenda:

Control of Water Planning and Design– What are the Risks?

  • Chris Haker, P.E., Principal Engineer, Tighe & Bond

The Pitfalls…and Successes of Selecting the Right Cofferdam

  • Dan Galante, Vice President, T Ford Company, Inc.

Presentation title to be announced shortly

  • Kristopher M. Houle, PE, Senior Ecological Restoration Engineer, Division of Ecological Restoration

The Contractor’s Engineer’s Role in Construction-Phase Water Control & Flood Emergency Control Plans

  • Chad Cox, P.E., Senior Principal, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
  • Derek Schipper, P.E., Senior Project Manager, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.

Program Details

This program has been cancelled.

Registration, Continental Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Google Map Location

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–>,Through March 4, Through March 16, After March 16
EBC Member:,$100,$120,$140

Group Registration
For EBC Members only – register five attendees for the price of four!
Discount will automatically be applied during online registration.

Subsidized Registration

EBC Members Only – Ascending Professional Rate: $25
Attendees who have worked in the environmental/energy sector for less than 10 years.

Job Seeker Rate: $25
For attendees currently seeking employment, not for those currently self-employed.

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