The recent visit to MYCOLD members started with the meeting with Mr. Rogers, President of the International Committee on Large Dams (ICOLD) on 28 January 2019. The venue was Stantec Office, 1526, Cole Boulevard, Building No. 3, Suite 250, Golden, Denver, Colorado. Topics discussed are:

  • Dam Safety Regulation
  • PMF compliance
  • Dam Decommissioning
  • Quantitative Risk Assessment

Key points of this meeting are:

  • MYCOLD members has access to ICOLD
    • Joining technical committee (28 tech. comm. in ICOLD)
    • Email to Chairperson of respective technical committee
    • One person or more to represent MYCOLD
  • ICDSME 2019
    • Michael Rogers agreed to become keynote speaker
    • Suggestion for other keynote speakers
    • Invitation to speakers: offer to pay local expenses, free registration, hotel.



MYCOLD members visited Physical Lab at ERC, Department of Natural Resources, Colorado State University, Fort Collins on 29 January 2019.

Topics discussed are:

  • Corporate Presentation & Future Collaboration with CSU
  • Mountain Basic Hydrologic Response Study by Dough Woolridge
  • Analysis of Extreme Floods in Malaysia by Prof. Pierre Julien
  • Presentation by Department of Natural Resources, Division of Water Resources by Kallie Bauer and Mark Perry
    • Water, Water Storage and Dams in Colorado
    • Colorado Dam Safety
    • Recent Advances in Extreme Rainfall Estimation
    • Recent Advances in Analyzing Runoff
    • Highlights of Proposed Role Updates
    • Certification for Dam Safety Inspector
  • Compliance to PMF & Spillway Expansion

Date       : 31 January 2019

Activity  :  Visit to Engineering & Laboratory Service Division, USBR by Mr Kit Shuper, Hydraulic Engineer and meeting with Reclamation Staff

Venue    : US Bureau of Reclamation Office

Topic of Discussion

  • Presentation on Dam Safety Program
    • Development of Dam Safety Program
    • Governance Documentation for Reclamation’s Dam Safety Program
    • Difference between O&M and SOD recommendations
    • Future of Dam Safety Program
    • DSO Review of significant O&M modifications
  • Presentation of Security Program Overview
    • Program Overview
    • Facility Security Risk Management Program
  • Policies & Decision Making