EBC Dam Management Webinar Series: Liability & Insurance Considerations for Dam Owners and Engineers – Part 1: Historical Dam Failures in New England

Details

Date: October 1, 2020

Contact

Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]

Venue

Virtual Meeting

This EBC Dam Management webinar series will focus on the bad things that can happen to dams and what owners and engineers should consider relative to their liability and insurance strategies for such events. Part I of this two-part series will review five historical dam failures or incidents in New England. The oldest and most tragic of these failures was that of the Williamsburg Reservoir Dam in 1874, which killed 139 people, while the most recent incident was the near failure of the Whittenton Dam in Taunton, MA, in 2005. The presenters will discuss some of the lessons from the failures and incidents with the audience at the end of the program.

Final Agenda – Dam Management Webinar Series – Part One

Agenda

Program Chair:

  • Lee Wooten, P.E., Principal, GEI Consultants, Inc.

Speaker Agenda:

The Williamsburg Reservoir Dam Failure of 1874

  • Lee Wooten, P.E., Principal, GEI Consultants, Inc.

The Mud Pond / Lake Lee Dam Failures – A Story of Fatal Mistakes in Two Centuries

  • Lee Wooten, P.E., Principal, GEI Consultants, Inc.

The Meadow Pond Dam Tragedy – Human and Physical Failures

  • Lee Wooten, P.E., Principal, GEI Consultants, Inc.

The Whittenton Dam Incident

  • Matthew Bellisle, P.E., Senior Vice President, Pare Corporation


Attendee List

Rory Alsberg J.F. Brennan Company, Inc Business Development Manager – Dam Construction
Thomas Cook Tetra Tech Principal Civil Engineer
Chad Cox GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. Admin
Peter Dillon Tetra Tech Geoscience Discipline Lead-CES
Jack Enos T Ford Co Inc. COO
Tulin Fuselier Weston & Sampson Technical Project Coordinator
Dan Galante T Ford Company, Inc. Senior Vice President
Ramona Goode CT DEEP Grants & Contracts Specialist
Lawrence Kahrs Tetra Tech, Inc. Vice President
Paul Leofanti Charter Contracting Company, LLC Director, Estimating & Project Management
Charlotte Maynard Creative Development Co. Managing Partner
Tony Omobono Tetra Tech Manager
Bob Parsons Tetra Tech Project Manager
Derek Schipper GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. Senior Consultant
Rick Scott GZA Senior Engineer
Paul Whelan MWRA Risk Manager
Laura Wildman Princeton Hydro Director New England Regional Office

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The available presentations from the EBC Dam Management Webinar Series: Liability & Insurance Considerations for Dam Owners and Engineers – Part 1: Historical Dam Failures in New England completed on October 1, 2020, can be viewed below.

Presentations – Dam Management Webinar Series – Part One

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