Dam Owner Academy: Emergency Intervention Toolbox Webinar: On-Demand
|This webinar will introduce and encourage the use of the Dam Owner Emergency Intervention Toolbox that was developed in 2016. The Dam Emergency Intervention Toolbox is currently available as an interactive electronic PDF document and contains the recommended procedures to prepare for, identify, and respond to emergency conditions at embankment dams. Through case study descriptions, photographs, videos, and reference to best practice documents, in addition to summarizing the content of the document, the webinar will present detailed instructions on how and when to use the document as well as emphasize its benefits when used properly.|
Kate Naughton is a Project Engineer in Gannett Fleming’s Dams and Hydraulics Section. She received an honors bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering with a concentration in water resources and water quality as well as a minor in civil engineering from the University of Delaware. Kate’s specialties include hydrologic and hydraulic analyses for dams, emergency action plan exercising and operation and maintenance manual development, and estimating reservoir safe yield. In 2016, Kate worked with the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation to develop the Dam Emergency Intervention Toolbox which she presented to over 400 participants during Association of State Dam Safety Officials’ first Dam Owner Academy Webinar in 2017. Over the last two years, Kate has led the planning and facilitation efforts for EAP seminars, tabletops, and functional exercises for a number of high hazard, FERC-regulated dams in CA including DWR’s Oroville-Thermalito Complex, United Water Conservation District’s Santa Felicia Dam, and PG&E’s Drum-Spaulding System. She has been an active member of the since 2015, recently served as a Young Professional Interest Group Co-Chair, and is currently a member of the Technical Training Committee.
Paul G. Schweiger, P.E.
Vice President, Gannett Fleming, Inc.
Paul is a Vice President of Gannett Fleming, Inc. and Manager of the Firm's Dams and Hydraulics Section in Camp Hill. He has over 33 years of consulting engineering experience and has served as a project engineer or manager for the design of eleven new dams and the design and technical review of many dam rehabilitation projects. He has inspected hundreds of dams across the nation including completing over 200 dam assessment reports. Paul is an approved FERC facilitator for performing potential failure modes analysis exercises for dams, Emergency Action Plan exercises, and Part 12 dam assessments. He regularly serves as an expert hydrology and hydraulics engineer on Independent External Peer Review panels for United States Army Corps of Engineers dam and flood control projects and has served on the National Dam Safety Review Board as the Private Sector Representative. Paul is currently serving on the Board of Consultants for the Oroville Spillway Emergency Recovery Project and the Oroville Dam Comprehensive Needs Assessment.