Improving Emergency Operations for Dam and Levee Failures and Incidents: Agenda

*All agenda items shown below are shown in Eastern time. 

January 26, 2021

  • 10:00 am – 10:45 am Introductions & Course Overview
  • 10:45 am – 12:00 pm Overview of Historic Dam & Levee Incidents
  • 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Break
  • 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Dam Safety 101
  • 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm Incident Command Overview
  • 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Break
  • 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm Common Dam and Levee EAP Formats
  • 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm Step #2 – Decision-making Workshop 
  • 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Break  
  • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Potential Failure Modes for Dams and Levees


January 27, 2021

  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am Step 1 - Detection Systems Discussion
  • 11:00 am – 11:15 am The EAP Preparation Planning Process
  • 11:15 am – 12:00 pm Testing and Validating EAPs
  • 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Break
  • 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Introduction to the NRCS Example EAP 
  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Step 3 - Internal Communications Workshop
  • 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Break  
  • 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Planning for a Tabletop Exercise
  • 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Tabletop Exercise & Hot wash 
  • 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Break  
  • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Inundation Mapping & Consequence Estimating


January 28, 2021

  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am Evacuation Planning Workshop
  • 11:00 am – 11:20 am Overview of New Technologies
  • 11:20 am – 12:00 pm Crisis Communication Workshop
  • 12:00 pm –12:30 pm Break
  • 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Integrated Step #4 Activity (Engineering Breakout Group)
  • 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm Integrated Step #4 Activity (Emergency Management Breakout Group)
  • 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Step #4 Group Discussion of Roles 
  • 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Break
  • 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm Functional Exercise  
  • 4:00 pm – 4:15 pm Functional Exercise Hot Wash 
  • 4:15 pm – 4:30 pm Break  
  • 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Course Review & EAP Checklist 
  • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Course Wrap-up Panel Discussion 
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