Maturity matrices are a powerful tool to evaluate how well-developed a process or program is. The maturity matrices described in this manual have been developed for owners to assess the effectiveness of a dam safety program against industry practice.
In this maturity matrix, the current state of development (or maturity) of a dam safety program can be evaluated. If required, improvements to the program can be subsequently developed, prioritized & planned and then the process can be repeated at a later date to determine if progress has been made.
The primary benefit from using the maturity matrix is expected to be the improved understanding of the dam safety program across the whole range of activities that influence its effectiveness.
Keywords: Dam safety program, maturity matrix, dam safety risk management, effectiveness, governance.