Dam Safety Publications

Here you will find publications and interest pieces related to Dam Safety and the wider Dam Industry.

Using Maturity Matrices to Evaluate a Dam Safety Programme and Improve Practices

A paper on how the CEATI Dam Safety Maturity Matrices can be used to evaluate and improve dam safety programs. Read the paper with contributions from Dam Safety Intelligence's Dan Forster (General Manager, Principal Dam Safety Engineer) here.

This paper was presented at the 2019 combined NZSOLD/ANCOLD Conference.

The Politics of Dam Safety Legislation

What is it, and why is it so controversial? Read Rebecca Knott's (Dam Safety Intelligence's previous General Manager) article here

Credit to Engineering New Zealand's EG Magazine. This article first appeared in Issue 1 of 2017.

The Modern Dam Engineer

How has the role of a Dam Engineer changed in recent years? Read the article with contributions from Dam Safety Intelligence's  Dan Forster (General Manager, Principal Dam Safety Engineer), Tim Logan (Principal Dam Safety Analyst) and Rebecca Knott (previous General Manager) here.

Credit to International Water Power and Dam Construction's Water Power Magazine. This article first appeared in the November Issue of 2017.

Dam and Foundation Responses to the Kaikōura Earthquake

A paper on how the 2016 Kaikōura Earthquake affected Dams across New Zealand.  Read the paper with contributions from Dam Safety Intelligence's Andrew Balme (Senior Dam Safety Engineer, previous employee), Tim Logan (Principal Dam Safety Analyst) and Dan Forster (General Manager, Principal Dam Safety Engineer) here.

This paper was presented at the 2017 ANCOLD Conference.