Our expert presenters will review the basis of the regression equations in state-of-the-art dam breach software, covering the background behind dam failure observations, development and validation of datasets, and updated methodologies for analysis.

We will show how to validate hydraulic models to observed data, covering breach parameters, margin of error, and probabilistic modelling. We’ll also address the limitations of current methods, present cautionary tales, and highlight recent changes to modelling practices and changes to ANCOLD guidance that reflect improved practices.

This free webinar leads into a premium webinar on 26 June 2024 in which attendees will work with available data sets and regression equations to estimate dam breach parameters for use in hydraulic modelling software. Regardless of which software package you use for dam breach modelling, the webinar material will allow attendees to prepare the required data for analysis.


Wednesday, 8 May 2024
10:00am (Australia/Sydney; find your local time)
Format 1 hour webinar
Cost Free
Contact training@awschool.com.au
Resources Webcasts and other documents will be available here


Tim Rhodes

SMEC Australia

Tim Rhodes is a water resources engineer affiliated with SMEC Australia, boasting a wealth of expertise accumulated over 25 years. His specialization encompasses hydrological analysis, water resources... Read more

Dr. Mayari Bernard-Garcia


Dr. Mayari Bernard-Garcia completed her PhD in Dam Safety at the Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering at Polytechnique Montréal, Canada. The research focused on the probabilistic da... Read more

Dr. Monte Azmi

Dr. Monte Azmi has been immersed in the water industry and research institutes for nearly two decades. With a diverse portfolio, Monte has played a crucial role in projects ranging from water resource... Read more

Panel Members

Dr. David Froehlich

International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research

Dr Froehlich is an independent Water Resources Consultant specializing in complex and computationally-intensive designs and plans for water resource engineering projects. He has accumulated more than ... Read more

Kyle Thomson

Forward Hydro

Kyle Thomson is a Technical Director at Forward Hydro with extensive experience in hydraulic, hydrologic and civil engineering. Kyle has been involved in a broad variety of projects providing technic... Read more

Krey Price

International Water Training Institute

Educated at the University of California at Berkeley, Krey is a civil engineer and project manager with international experience in water resources. He is engaged in computational modelling, engineeri... Read more