Definition Sheet (PDF)

Overview
DSIG

Many dams around the world were designed and built over 50 years ago. As these structures age, the level of safety becomes more difficult to evaluate, particularly where original design and construction details are not known. In addition, foundation and dam degradation occurs for various reasons and many continue to worsen. Moreover, safety and design standards have changed over the years and many of these aging structures must be upgraded to meet current standards. Research is required for the development and evaluation of new diagnostic monitoring tools and techniques in order to assess the stability and safety of existing dams. New repair materials and techniques can reduce the cost of required dam safety improvements.
The Dam Safety Interest Group (DSIG) is composed of dam owners who jointly sponsor research & development projects designed to help assess and improve the safety of dams. Today, the DSIG is represented internationally by participants from Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, France, the United Kingdom, and Germany.

Topics and Issues:

  • Investigation
  • Instrumentation and Monitoring
  • Analysis
  • Performance Assessments
  • Risk Assessment and Management
Program Services
  • Networking & Information Sharing

    • Annual face-to-face Business Meetings with webinar call-in options
    • 4-5 conference calls and learning webinars
    • Access to a network of ~1,000 electrical utility peers from around the world
  • Industry Benchmarking

    • Requests for Information where your questions or concerns are circulated to other group
      participants with rapid-fire response rates
    • Internal benchmarking surveys for state-of-the-industry intelligence
  • Collaborative Technical Projects

    • The flexibility to support only those projects which are relevant to your organization, meaning you know exactly, where your research dollars are going
    • Supported by CEATI management, participating utilities and consultants work together across all phases of a project’s life-cycle, ensuring your organization receives practical, high-quality deliverables
  • Unparalleled Return on Investment

    • Ability to split project funding costs with other organizations, resulting in highly-leveraged funding opportunities
    • Reduced pricing on published reports, training courses, and industry-open conferences
Project Portfolio
Webinars

Webinar Library

Asset Integrity Management of Vintage Penstocks Using Modern Engineering Analysis
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March 2020
Breathing New Life Into Old Penstocks
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March 2020
Dam Safety Maturity Matrix to Evaluate Health of USACE Dam Safety Program
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March 2020
Data Driven Decisions for Emergency Repairs and Operations of Hydraulic Dam Structures
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March 2020
Failure Modes Effects Analysis for Ajaure Dam
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March 2020
Improving Earthquake and Other Emergency Resiliance and Recovery of Hydroelectric Facilities
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March 2020
Quantitative Risk Analysis of Rhinedollar Dam - A FERC RIDM Pilot Project
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March 2020
Vegetation Control on an Old Embankment Dam as Part of Remedial Works
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March 2020
Application of a Storm Generator for Planning for the Extremes
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March 2020
Flexible Operations Facilitated by AEP’s Battery Storage Project at Buck-Byllesby
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March 2020
Hybrid Hydropower and Energy Storage Systems
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March 2020
Rapid Response Inundation Mapping
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March 2020
Southern California Welcome Address - System Transformation Challenges and Opportunities
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March 2020
Spillgate Testing - Effects on Operations, Plant Reliability, and Dam Safety
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March 2020
Structures and Systems for Revenue Enhancement and Environmental Considerations
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March 2020
Hydrometeorological Data and Information Portal
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November 2019
EAP Working Group Webinar: Emergency Management for Dam Safety
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September 2019
Integration and Coordination of Dam Safety Assets and Processes into the Overall Asset Management System
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August 2019
FERC Pilot Semi-Quantitative Risk Analysis of Rhinedollar Dam
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March 2019
Integrated Systems Analysis of USACE Hydropower Facilities on Missouri River
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March 2019
ICOLD International Experiences with Dam Safety
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March 2019
Hardy Hydroelectric Project: Spill Tube Liner and Aspiration System Repair
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March 2019
New Zealand: Seismic Dam Safety
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March 2019
Red Willow Dam: Response to Sinkholes/Cracking on Embankment
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March 2019
Boone Dam Incident Lessons Learned
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March 2019
Impact of Forest Fires on Dam Safety Planning
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March 2019
Maintaining Low Water Levels to Ensure Safety
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March 2019
Oroville Follow-up: Comprehensive Needs Assessment and Risk Assessment Results
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March 2019
Panel Discussion: Evolution of Dam Safety Programs Over Time
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March 2019
Taum Sauk Incident Lessons Learned
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March 2019
Introduction to the New Generation Liquefaction Project
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March 2019
Dam Safety Maturity Matrices Training Webinar
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February 2019
Blockchain and the Utility Sector
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August 2018
Dam Safety Webinar #2: Maturity Matrices Case Study
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February 2018
Dam Safety Webinar #1: Maturity Matrices Case Study
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February 2018
Dam Safety Risk Management Training Webinar - Level 1
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August 2017
Upcoming Events
DSIG European Working Group Meeting
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
August 2020
DSIG Fall 2020 General Meeting
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
September 2020 in Online Webmeeting
Benchmarking results from evaluations using the Dam Safety Maturity Matrix
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
October 2020
2021 Hydropower Conference
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Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
March 2021 in Palm Springs, CA
DSIG Fall 2021 General Meeting
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
September 2021 in Seattle, WA
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