DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
PETER T. YOUNG, CHAIRPERSON
Phone: (808) 587-0401
Fax: (808) 587-0390
For Immediate Release:
Department of Land and Natural Resources Holds
HONOLULU -- The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will be presenting statewide “Hawaii Dam Safety Training” seminars for dam owners in the islands, starting October 25.
“We encourage all dam owners and operators to attend this no-cost three-day seminar that will help attendees learn principles and procedures to apply and improve the effectiveness of their dam safety operations,” said Peter Young, DLNR chairperson.
This seminar will be beneficial for dam owners, lessees, facility managers, and operators and maintenance personnel, as well as design engineers, planners and consultants, and others involved in the design, construction, regulation, and emergency response planning for dams and reservoirs.
Each three-day seminar will take place on the four main islands and will cost $20. All dam owners and operators will be invited to attend, at no cost, and will be given priority for seating.
The statewide schedule is as follows:
Hawaii October 25-27, 2006
Oahu October 30-Nov. 1, 2006
Maui November 29- Dec. 1, 2006
Kauai December 4-6, 2006
The course will be presented by trainers from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Chris Veesart, Patrick Wanker, and Jeff Daniels. They will provide specific information and guidance on periodic inspection and evaluation of dams, and emergency planning.
Sample training topics include:
Learn about the various ways embankment dams typically fail.
To obtain the seminar registration form and agenda, or for additional information contact Denise Manuel, DLNR-Engineering Dam Safety Program via email at Denise.M.Manuel@hawaii.gov. Registration deadline is one week prior to start of each session.
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