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Emergency Planning for Reservoirs, webinar

Event organised by The British Dam Society

Date
26 April 2021
Time
19:00 - 21:00 BST (GMT+1)
Location
Online
Online,
United Kingdom

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Overview

Three presentation will provide an outline of each of Emergency Flood Plans, and some of the key aspects and developments.

Summary

Annual General Meeting (AGM) at 18.00 followed by the lecture.

Presentation 1 - On-Site Emergency Flood Plans – The New Requirements in England (Defra & EA)

In November 2020, following consultation, the Government said it would take forward making a statutory requirement for undertakers of large raised reservoirs to prepare on-site emergency flood plans, by issuing a Direction to all undertakers in England. Defra and the Environment Agency will explain the new requirements and how this fits in with what owners and engineers do now.

Presentation 2 - Exercise Vander Mill    Lessons Learnt on the Organisation and Running of an On-Site Plan Exercise (Severn Trent Water)
Severn Trent Water undertook an emergency exercise to test the on-site plan and emergency response at Ladybower Reservoir in 2019. This presentation will describe the planning of the exercise, the key events, and the lessons learnt.

Presentation 3 - Reservoir Emergencies: Planning, Review and Response (NRW)
Since 2015 NRW have experienced a number of reportable incidents at their reservoirs. As part of a drive to minimise such incidents and improve responses NRW have embarked on a programme of activities which have included: developing or updating on-site plans; installing appropriate drawdown facilities (temporary and permanent); undertaking emergency exercises (desktop and with contractors); incidents, debriefings and lessons learnt; training for internal staff (including control centre staff); briefing the Local Resilience Forum (LRF); and planning a joint exercise with the LRF

The presentation will provide an outline of each of these processes, and some of the key aspects and developments
 

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