This webinar is intended to provide an introduction to emergency action plans (EAPs) for dam safety emergency planners, dam owners, dam regulators, and consultants. The webinar will include information that will be useful to participants in developing new EAPs and improving the effectiveness of existing EAPs. The agenda is structured to answer the following key questions: Why are EAPs important? What are the important components of an effective EAP? How do EAPs relate to other aspects of emergency planning? How do you develop, update, and test an EAP?
John W. France, P.E., D.GE, D.WRE
President, JWF Consulting, LLC
Mr. John France is a registered professional engineer employed by AECOM as a Vice President and National Technology Leader for Dams. He received BS and MS degrees in civil engineering from Cornell University. Mr. France has 42 years of consulting engineering experience, during which time he has worked on hundreds of civil engineering projects. For the past 35 years his professional career has been focused on dam engineering and dam safety services. During his career, Mr. France has been involved in various capacities in evaluating and remediating seepage issues for earth dams. He has written numerous papers on the topic, and in 2012 he was an invited speaker at a FEMA workshop on filters and seepage remediation. He was also engaged by the Montana Dam Safety office to prepare a technical note on chimney filter design for posting on the State’s website. Together with Jennifer Williams he has presented workshops on internal erosion failure modes for ASDSO and the States of Colorado and Wyoming.