Dam Safety & Rehabilitation

  • New York City Dams

    Rehabilitating 13 century-old dams to modern standards

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  • Salto Grande Hydroelectric Upgrade and Modernization

    Supporting the energy resilience of Uruguay

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  • Seismic and Hydraulic Rehabilitation of Big Tujunga

    We made safety improvements to address seismic stability concerns and inadequate spillway capacity.

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Project safety and security

Stantec has the in-house talent and skills necessary to handle all aspects of dam safety reviews and rehabilitations. As owner’s engineer, we’ve partnered with numerous clients to provide operations and maintenance support, dam safety training, inspections, and project monitoring.

We’re leaders in emergency preparedness and assistance with emergency response plans for either low flow/drought or flood situations. For decades, we’ve provided consultant services to organizations looking to develop or implement dam safety programs for existing or future dam inventories.

We’ve also designed rehabilitation solutions at numerous dams worldwide, including upgrades and life extension at various existing facilities. Whether we’re evaluating structures for earthquakes, floods, or forced outages, we work with you to determine remediation measures that best meet the needs of your structure and satisfy current safety requirements and guidelines.

In North America and abroad, we’ve set up dam safety programs, developed dam safety committees, and prepared guidelines. These projects have helped owners save millions in costs by applying our dam design expertise.

We know the ins and outs of various international dam safety guidelines:

  • US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Division of Dam Safety and Inspections.
  • US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
  • International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD)
  • United States Society on Dams (USSD)
  • Canadian Dam Association (CDA)
  • Australian National Committee on Large Dams (ANCOLD)
  • New Zealand Society on Large Dams (NZSOLD)

Our consultants offer engineering in a variety of dam safety services such as inspections and condition evaluations, design estimates, potential failure modes analyses (PFMA), risk assessments, spillway design and expansion, emergency action plan (EAP) development, and public safety and recreation plans.

Meet Our Team

Gregory Rollins, Vice President, Power & Dams

Always try to take the high road, no matter how difficult. It takes longer sometimes, but doing the right thing ultimately pays off.
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Manoshree Sundaram , Vice President, Power & Dams

Relationships form the core of every aspect of my work. My focus is listening to clients and learning how my teams can collaborate to help.
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Vik Iso-Ahola , Vice President, Power & Dams

I’m passionate about leading teams to solve the largest, most complex water infrastructure projects—and our Company does that every day.
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Glenn S. Tarbox, Senior Vice President, Power & Dams

I always enjoy my work, but I truly love the everyday relationships I’ve been fortunate enough to create over the years—it drives me every day.
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Dave Thompson , Vice President, Power & Dams

When you take pride in what you do, it’s almost always reflected in the high quality of your work—and that’s what clients love seeing above all else.
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Christine Weber, Senior Associate, Power & Dams

I’m immensely pleased when our hard-earned knowledge and experience lead to elegant solutions for complex dam designs and dam safety issues.
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Gregory  Rollins

Vice President, Power & Dams

Manoshree Sundaram

Vice President, Power & Dams

Vik Iso-Ahola

Vice President, Power & Dams

Glenn S. Tarbox

Senior Vice President, Power & Dams

Dave  Thompson

Vice President, Power & Dams

Christine Weber

Senior Associate, Power & Dams


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Rehabilitation & Upgrades Working with you to determine remediation measures that best meets the needs of your structure and satisfies current safety requirements.

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