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 Aulenbach, E.I.T., CFM
Hydraulic and Hydrologic Designer
|Kate Aulenbach, E.I.T., CFM is a Hydraulic and Hydrologic Designer in Gannett Fleming, Inc.’s Dams and Hydraulics Section. Kate 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 in 2014. In her brief three years in the dam industry, Kate has authored several technical papers, including one article published in the ASDSO’s Journal of Dam Safety, as well as participated in dam safety conferences and committees. Kate’s technical specialties include hydrologic and hydraulic analyses for dams, estimating reservoir safe yield, bridge scour analysis, conducting dam assessments, historical dam failure and intervention research, emergency action planning and response, and technical writing. Kate is currently part of the team conducting an after action review of the emergency response and management during the Oroville Dam Spillway Emergency.|
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.