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Small dam, big task

Craig Scott from MWH gives an Engineer’s personal reflections on managing an emergency dam decommissioning Is that dam safe? Are my children safe? Will my house be flooded if the dam fails? These are just a few examples of the many questions asked of me after the August 2013 earthquakes, which forced the emergency dewatering … Continue reading Small dam, big task

Matahina Dam performance in the April 2017 Rangitaiki Floods

Matahina Dam performance in the April 2017 Rangitaiki Floods

The Eastern Bay of Plenty experienced two large rainfall events during April, the first due to Ex-Cyclone Debbie on 4 and 5 April and the second due to Ex-Cyclone Cook on 12 and 13 April. Because of the rainfalls associated with ex-cyclone Debbie the Rangitaiki River experienced its largest flood on record. Matahina’s normal consented … Continue reading Matahina Dam performance in the April 2017 Rangitaiki Floods

Risk Informed Decision Making Workshop and UC Quake Centre Workshop

Risk Informed Decision Making Workshop and UC Quake Centre Workshop

A successful Risk Informed Decision Making Workshop was held at the College of Engineering, University of Canterbury, on Thursday 27 April. The workshop was well attended, with approximately 65 attendees and presenters. Christchurch weather, i.e. fog, forced a programme reshuffle due to presenters aircraft being unable to land. This necessitated some reshuffling on the fly … Continue reading Risk Informed Decision Making Workshop and UC Quake Centre Workshop