NZSOLD SYMPOSIUM ‘ADVANCES IN NEW ZEALAND AND INTERNATIONAL DAM PRACTICE’

Dan Forster

It is my pleasure to invite NZSOLD members, as well as the wider dams community, to join us in Christchurch for our Symposium ‘Advances in New Zealand and International Dam Practice’.

Instead of a deep dive into an individual topic, we have decided this year to explore several different areas of advancing dams practice.  These are some topical areas of practice in which we expect to see significant changes in the coming years and are therefore important for our industry to think about. 

We’re also excited to introduce our international keynote speaker, Lianne Lefsrud.  Lianne is an Associate Professor at the School of Engineering Safety and Risk Management, University of Alberta.  She brings a wealth of experience in systems, process safety, human and organisational factors, and risk management, from her work in the rail transport and mining sectors (including tailings dams).