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

Penstock Working Group - Penstock Filling Procedure
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December 2021
Failure Modes Working Group - Systems Definition Webinar #4 - PacifiCorp's PFMA Example
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October 2021
Failure Modes Working Group - Systems Definition Webinar #3 - Energiforsk’s Approach to Understanding the Dam System
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August 2021
Failure Modes Working Group - Systems Definition Webinar #2 - Visualizing Safety Management Systems
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May 2021
HOPIG & DSIG Climate Change Working Group – Climate-Informed Flood Design Values for Dam Construction & Maintenance
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May 2021
HOPIG & DSIG Climate Change Working Group - Extreme Precipitation and Climate Change: Observations and Projections
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April 2021
Failure Modes Working Group - Systems Definition Webinar #1 - Assessing the Vulnerability of a Large Embankment Dam
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April 2021
Circuit Ring Bus Temperature and Other Measurements in a Generator
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March 2021
Panel Discussion – COVID-19 Impacts and Lessons Learned from the Utility Perspective
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March 2021
Business Items
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February 2021
Comprehensive Needs Assessment for Oroville; a Practical Approach to Integrating Climate Science
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February 2021
Failure Modes Working Group - 3-D Modelling Webinar Series - Yuba Water
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December 2020
Failure Modes Working Group - 3-D Modelling Webinar Series - CMS Alcona Dam
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November 2020
Failure Modes Working Group - 3-D Modelling Webinar Series - DCPUD Wells Dam
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November 2020
Failure Modes Working Group - 3-D Modelling Webinar Series - Seattle City Light
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November 2020
Penstock Digital Twin at Turlough Hill
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October 2020
Drone Inspection Inside Penstocks
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May 2020
Penstock Leak Detection
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April 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
Probabilistic Methods for Penstock Assessment
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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
Failure Modes Working Group - Systems Definition Webinar #3 - Energiforsk’s Approach to Understanding the Dam System
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
August 2021 in Energiforsk
DSIG Fall 2021 General Meeting
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
September 2021 in GoToWebinar
Failure Modes Working Group - Systems Definition Webinar #4 - PacifiCorp's PFMA Example
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
October 2021
Penstock Working Group - Penstock Filling Procedure
Attendance Open to Electrical Utilities   Request Invitation
December 2021 in BC Hydro
2022 Hydropower Conference
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March 2022 in Palm Springs, CA
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