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EBC Professional Development Program: Dam Practice for the Ascending Professional – An Advanced Introduction

April 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tetra Tech
100 Nickerson Road

Thank you to our Collaborating Organization

Thank you to our Silver Sponsor

Please join the EBC Ascending Professionals Committee and the EBC Dam Management Committee for an evening program that will focus on current and emerging issues in Dam Practice. This program aims to provide a brief introduction and terminology used in the field, a perspective on dam management as a key tool from flood damage reduction, dam safety and dam inspection, and a preview on upcoming issues. The talks will be given by young and seasoned industry professionals. Attendees will leave the program with fresh and relevant information on important aspects of Dam Practice.

Ample time for Q&A will be available during the moderated discussion following presentations.

Program Co-Chairs:

  • Tyler Parent, Fisheries Scientist, Normandeau Associates, Inc.
  • Juan M. Pestana, Senior Principal, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.

Speaker Agenda:

The Role of Dams in Flood Damage Reduction – A Systemic Approach

  • Colonel (ret.) Curtis Thalken, Senior Vice President / Chief Operating Officer, Normandeau Associates, Inc.

Why Dam Safety? Current Practice and New Initiatives

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

Dams and Fish Survival – A Fisheries Perspective

  • Tyler Parent, Fisheries Scientist, Normandeau Associates, Inc.

Program Details

Registration, Appetizers: 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Program: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


Fine Print
Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16 for a refund. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this program will close at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 18. Walk-in registration is accepted at the door.