Small dam, big task
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….
Enabling Sustainable Growth
The Opuha Dam project in New Zealand is described as being a great success story for the economic prosperity of the region, enabling the development of a robust agricultural sector covering a wide range of….
Young Professionals Group Update
It was pleasing to have 24 Young Professionals attend the Symposium and Workshop in Wellington in September. Back by popular request, the Young Professionals hosted the….
NZSOLD young professionals group launched
With blue sky, sunshine, an excellent turn out and a trip to dams in the Waitakere Ranges, the Inaugural event of the NZSOLD Young Professionals Group took place on Friday 20th February. Hosted by Watercare in Auckland and organised….
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…
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…
Dams in the Kaikoura Earthquake
NZSOLD Members have been very active following the Kaikoura Earthquake sequence. Many dam owners have carried out special inspections following the…