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World Declaration on Dam Safety

Throughout history, the construction, operation and maintenance of dams and their storage reservoirs have provided significant benefits to humankind. Storage of water behind dams regulates natural streamflow, allowing for benefits resulting from increased water availability, renewable energy production and reduction of adverse impacts caused by natural extremes of flooding and drought. In our brittle world, … Continue reading World Declaration on Dam Safety

Clyde Dam Tour

On 6 April, forty Engineering New Zealand members enjoyed a tour of the Clyde Dam on a stunning Central Otago day. Contact Energy staff hosted the tour which was jointly organised by the Otago and newly formed Central Otago Branch of ENZ. The popularity of tours and open days continue to show wide interest in … Continue reading Clyde Dam Tour

NZSOLD Fellows

NZSOLD Fellows

We are proud to announce and congratulate three of our members who have just been elected as Fellows of Engineering New Zealand at an awards ceremony held on 29 March in Wellington. They are: Rebecca Knott (General Manager Dam Safety Intelligence and immediate past-Chair of NZSOLD). Rebecca Knott is a civil engineer with a Masters … Continue reading NZSOLD Fellows

Earth Dam researcher wins Ivan Skinner prize

Earth Dam researcher wins Ivan Skinner prize

Congratulations to Dr Kaley Crawford-Flett who has been awarded the 2019 Ivan Skinner Award by the Earthquake Commission and New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering for excellence in earthquake engineering research. The award was presented at the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering’s annual conference today and recognises Dr Crawford-Flett’s work on dam engineering, in … Continue reading Earth Dam researcher wins Ivan Skinner prize