EBC Dam Management Webinar: Stepping over the Line – The Reality of Dam Ownership, Jurisdiction, and Access


Date: June 13, 2023


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Virtual Event

Information for viewing the webinar will be shared with registered attendees in a confirmation email.

Please note that the original date of this webinar has changed.

Thank you to our Program Partner:

Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions

New England has over 14,000 dams and many of them have complicated histories.  In addition, dams by their very nature span watercourses that very often form the boundaries between different properties, municipalities, and states.  Multiple owners, sites that cross jurisdictions, and complicated issues of access and easements make working on dam repair, removal, or maintenance a tricky business. This EBC Dam Management webinar will explore these challenges and potential opportunities to overcome. Presentations from consultants, contractors, and the legal community will provide pathways forward for some of the more challenging sites in New England and beyond.

A robust panel discussion with the audience will conclude the webinar.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (2.5 training contact hours). Certificates are automatically provided via email link for registered attendees at the conclusion of the webinar.

Additional information can be found under the tabs above.
Program Chairs:
  • Chad Cox, Senior Principal, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
  • Christopher Haker, Vice President, Tighe & Bond
Discussion Moderator:
  • Andrea Judge, Senior Project Engineer, Fuss & O’Neill, Inc.
Program Agenda:

Surveyor Perspectives on Defining Property Lines and Easements

  • David Prince, PLS, Vice President, Survey Services, WSP

Legal Issues in Dam Ownership and Removal: Guidance for Massachusetts Dam Owners

  • Rex Gamble, EIT, Engineer I, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.

A Lawyer’s Perspective on Property Issues for Dam Repair and Removal Projects

  • Brent McDonald, Esq., Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

All Work and No Say: A Case Study in Ownership

  • Daniel Buttrick, PE, Senior Project Manager, Tighe & Bond

Moderated Discussion

Available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC Dam Management Program: Stepping over the Line – The Reality of Dam Ownership, Jurisdiction, and Access can be viewed below.

Presentations – Webinar – The Reality of Dam Ownership, Jurisdiction, and Access

EBC does not guarantee that each speaker presentation will be posted.

Webinar Recording

Registered Attendees

All registered attendees receive the link to the webinar recording five business days after the conclusion of the webinar. If you are a registered attendee and did not receive the webinar recording, please contact the EBC office.

EBC Members

The webinar recording is available to EBC Members via the Info Hub. If you are an employee of an EBC Member Company and cannot access the Info Hub, please contact the EBC Office.


Non-Members are welcome to register and pay the Non-Member registration rate to receive access to the webinar recording.

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