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Siphons in dams – new CIRIA guidance

Join this webinar to celebrate the launch of new CIRIA guidance 'Siphons in dams – design, installation, operation, management and testing (C813)'.

Effective management of reservoirs in the UK is key to maintaining sustainable supply of water for homes, industry, agriculture and hydro-electric power generation, as well as for protection against flooding. To prevent or minimise risk of failure within dam systems, it is necessary to be able to drawdown the reservoir level in the event of an emergency. With climate change increasing the frequency and intensity of storm events and heavy rainfall, there is a demand for available drawdown capacities from dam systems to be increased, and for the industry to move away from temporary arrangements. Siphons provide a means to both increase drawdown capacity as well as introduce a permanent system removing the reliance on temporary arrangements such as pumps.

New CIRIA guidance Siphons in dams – design, installation, operation, management and testing (C813), explores the design and installation of retrofitted siphons at reservoirs. The guide also covers the operation, maintenance, inspection and testing of siphons which can be applied to existing facilities.

This webinar will provide insight into this new guidance. Hear from key representatives from UK water utilities, consultancies and the authors of the guide, who will showcase the importance and relevance of the guide in today’s industry.

Special offer
All attendees will qualify from a 20% discount off Siphons in dams – design, installation, operation, management and testing (C813) for a limited period. The promotional code will be communicated with the joining instructions pre-event.

Sponsorship opportunities
For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Tam Simmons.

Why attend
  • Understand the importance and impact of this new guidance
  • Benefit from an overview of the guide and how to use it
  • Learn how to integrate this valuable research into your day-to-day duties
  • Explore key case studies from the guide
  • Catalyse change from temporary to permanent drawdown solutions
  • Hear from key UK water clients and consultancies
  • Learn more from an interactive Q&A session with the authors of the guidance
  • Earn valuable CPD
Who should attend
Undertakers or reservoir managers, dam operators, inspecting, supervising and design engineers, asset owners, regulators, contractors, consultancies, siphon manufacturers and suppliers.

Wednesday 21 February 2024
10:00 – 11:45

10:00 Welcome and introduction
Jack Young, Project Manager, CIRIA
10:05 Introduction to Siphons in dams
Ian Kirkpatrick, Reservoir Safety Manager, Anglian Water
10:10 Siphons in dams - new CIRIA guidance
John Foster, Technical Principal, Mott MacDonald
10:50 The management of siphons - clients perspective
Tony Judge, Reservoir Team Manager, Scottish Water
11:05 The management of siphons - consultants perspective
Andy Hughes, Managing Director, Dams and Reservoirs Ltd
11:20 Interactive discussion and Q&A
11:40 Closing remarks

CIRIA members Free to attend
Non-members Free to attend

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2/21/2024 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
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