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USSD 2017 Fall Workshop: The Challenges of Dams in Cold Climates

Plenary and Lunch Presentations:

Cold Climate Dam Engineering and Operation in Alaska: Case Studies, Part 1, Charles Cobb, State Dam Safety Engineer, Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Cold Climate Dam Engineering and Operation in Alaska: Case Studies, Part 2, Charles Cobb, State Dam Safety Engineer, Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Dams in Cold Climates: Lessons Learned, Doug Johnson, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Portland

IHA Hydropower Sustainability Protocol, Joerg Hartman, Sustainability Consultant

Overview of Alaska Affordable Energy Strategy and the Role of Hydropower, Neil McMahon, Alaska Energy Authority

Special Alaska Requirements to Permit Hydropower and Other Dams, David Schade, Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Cold Weather and High Altitude Dam Construction — Twin Lakes Dam Enlargement Project Case Study, Daniel L. Johnson, AECOM; Dan Hertel, Engineering Solutions; and Ted Feldsher, AECOM

ASCE’s Cold Regions Engineering Division: Standards, Manuals of Practice Case History Documentation, Thomas G. Krzewinski, Golder Associates, former President of the International Association of Cold Regions Development Studies (IACORDS)

Permitting, Cost and Technical Challenges of Removing Lower Eklutna Dam, Brad Meiklejohn, Alaska State Director, The Conservation Fund

Track A – Investigation, Design, Construction and Operation:

Selection of Dam Types for Cold Climate and High Altitude Conditions, Glenn Tarbox, Stantec

Cost Estimating for Cold Climate Construction, Kevin Schneider, Barnard Construction Company

Applications and Performance of Exposed Waterproofing Geomembrane Liners on Dams in Extremely Cold Climate and Icy Conditions, Part 1, John Wilkes, Alberto Scuero, and Gabriella Vaschetti, Carpi Tech

Applications and Performance of Exposed Waterproofing Geomembrane Liners on Dams in Extremely Cold Climate and Icy Conditions, Part 1, John Wilkes, Alberto Scuero, and Gabriella Vaschetti, Carpi Tech

Muskrat Falls Project Overview, Ron Power, Nalcor Energy

Muskrat Falls Dams – Cold Climate Considerations, Greg Snyder, SNC Lavalin

Muskrat Falls North RCC Dam – Constructing in a Harsh Environment, Anderson Koehler, Barnard Construction Company

Site C: Cold Climate RCC Mix Design, Mike Pauletto, M. Pauletto and Associates, LLC

Site C: Cold Climate RCC Placement, Mike Pauletto, M. Pauletto and Associates, LLC

Remote Access Drilling and Geophysical Program at Terror Lake Hydro Project, Kodiak Island, Gary Rogers, Schnabel Engineering; and Jennifer Richcreek, Kodiak Electric Association

Dense Asphaltic Concrete Faced Dams and DAC Core Dams: A Canadian and European Solution for Short Construction Periods and Ice-Covered Reservoirs, David Wilson, WALO

High Production RCC and Mass Concrete Operations in Extreme Climate Conditions for Large Dams and Hydro Projects Worldwide, Ted Warren, RCC Presa Associates International LLC

Design and Construction Issues for the Planned RCC Susitna Dam, Wayne Dyok, H2O EcoPower (Retired, Alaska Energy Association)

Mile-High Cold Weather Marine Construction Mitigation Techniques, Jared Bell and Scott Korab, Ballard Marine

Unique Challenges of Floating Barriers in Cold Climate Regions: Case Studies, Greg Saunders, Revelstoke Design Services, Ltd.

Sweetheart Hydro Near Juneau, Alaska –Constructing a Large RCC Dam with no Road Access: Design and Construction Considerations, Tom Fitzgerald, Schnabel Engineering and Duff Mitchell, Juneau Hydro Inc.

Moose Creek Dam/Chena River Lakes Flood Control Project, North Pole, Alaska: USACE Design, Cost, and Constructability Considerations for CSM Barrier Walls in the Far North, Coleman Chalup and Derek Maxey, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Track B – Environmental Sustainability – Plans, Studies and Permits in Alaska

Hydropower and Fish: Considerations and Case Studies for Sustainable Development in Alaska, Megan Marie, Alaska Department of Fish and Game

What’s Needed to Obtain Water Rights for FERC and Non-FERC Hydroelectric Projects, Carl Reese, Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Using Climate Science to Assess Long-Term Effects of Dams on Salmon, Susan Walker, National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Region; Andrea J. Ray, NOAA Earth System Research Lab; and Joseph J Barsugli, NOAA-University of Colorado CIRES

Planning Site Work at Cold Region Dams – Logistical Impacts of Short Summer Seasons, Jennifer Richcreek, Kodiak Electric Association

Considerations in FERC Licensing of New Projects, Kirby Gilbert, Stantec

Permitting and Gaining Acceptance for Sweetheart Lake Hydroelectric Project, Duff Mitchell, Juneau Hydro

Emerging Federal Policy Affecting Hydro Development, Chuck Sensiba, VanNess Feldman

Track B – Case Studies of Projects Successfully Permitted

Permitting, Licensing, and Environmental Issue Resolution for the Susitna-Watana Hydro, Southcentral Alaska, Wayne Dyok, H2O EcoPower (Retired, Alaska Energy Association)

Thayer Creek Hydro, Del Shannon, Barnard Construction Company

Track B – Sustainability Workshop

IHA Hydropower Sustainability Assessment, Protocol, Joerg Hartman, Sustainability Consultant

 

 

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