Past Events

Young Professional Group Summit 2020

The NZSOLD Young Professional Group (YPG) held their Summit in June. The theme is “recent dam and levee incidents and failures”, with the aim of exploring these events so the NZ industry can learn from them.

We showcased seven presenters, who have been working closely with industry experts. The presentations included high-profile NZ incidents and failures, such as Matahina Dam (1967 and 1987) and stopbank breach in the Edgecumbe 2017 flood, as well as exploring several lesser known NZ dam and stopbank incidents and failures. Two high-profile international failures, Feijao Dam in Brazil and Toddbrook Reservoir in England, will be examined with a focus on what we can learn from these for NZ practice.

If you’re under 40 and interested in the dam industry, please consider signing up to the NZSOLD YPG. Membership is free and sign up is easy: https://nzsold.org.nz/committee/young-professionals-group/