SA Water has appointed consulting firms WSP and Entura to support its ongoing program of dam safety upgrades.
WSP and Entura are partnering to work with and assist SA Water’s Assets, Dam Engineering and Delivery teams by providing Owner’s Engineering Services across some of the projects in SA Water’s dams upgrade program over the next three years.
These services include the provision of technical support and review during all stages of dam safety activities, advice to improve existing technical standards and guidelines, and identifying opportunities for innovation and standardised solutions.
The appointment follows Entura’s previous Dam Portfolio Risk Assessment for SA Water, which provided the foundation for SA Water’s current dam safety upgrade program. The program will help SA Water better manage any major floods and increase the dams’ ability to withstand major earthquakes, aligning them with updated safety guidelines set by the Australian National Committee on Large Dams (ANCOLD).
SA Water owns 17 large dams and manages another two on behalf of the South Australian Government.
WSP and Entura will be involved in the planning, design and construction of upgrades at several of SA Water’s dam safety upgrades, as well as some other minor dam-related projects.