USSD 2020 Fall Workshop Series
Reclamation's Consequences Estimating Methodology (RCEM)
4 - hour Webinar
Dec. 8, 2020
9:00 am - 1:00 pm MST
Eligible for 4 PDHs
The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) Consequences Estimating Method (RCEM) is an empirically-based method for estimating life loss consequences from dam failure in support of dam safety risk analysis. This RCEM methodology considers the intensity of flooding and warning time to be the most important factors when selecting ranges of fatality rates for a given exposed population. The method is a simplified approach which relies on a data set comprised of dam failure, flash flood and other flood-related case histories as a basis for fatality rate selection. Consensus results are developed through a team approach to life loss estimation and confidence in life loss estimates are evaluated. RCEM is the primary method currently used by Reclamation to estimate dam failure life loss.
The attendee will learn the basics of dam failure life loss estimation for risk analysis, as illustrated through the application of the RCEM method.
The course agenda will cover an introduction to concepts regarding dam failure consequences estimation, discussion of dam failure case histories, interpretation of inundation modeling output data, warning and evacuation, and the estimation of downstream population at risk. The RCEM method will be introduced and discussed in some detail, and an example RCEM analysis will be conducted as a hands-on exercise for participants.
Dam Owners, Engineers, Geologists, All Involved with Dam Safety Risk Analysis
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Bruce Feinberg, USBR
Dom Galic, USBR
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