Entura’s dedicated training arm, the Entura clean energy and water institute (ECEWI), delivered the training, drawing on the technical expertise of their engineering staff. The program covered an array of dam safety principles in Australian, South Asian, and Southeast Asian contexts, and global sustainability guidelines. Delegates visited several key Hydro Tasmania sites as part of the training, including Trevallyn, Miena, and Meadowbank Dams. The training program was followed by a networking event which saw participation from TasWater, the Tasmanian Department of State Growth (Tas), UGL and Hydro Tasmania among others.
The recently concluded 10 day intensive training program on dam safety principles was followed by a networking event in Hobart, Tazmania hosted by Entura. The delegation comprised of 21 senior executives and engineers from Bhutan, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka with roles in water and hydropower organisations.
The South Asian delegates participated in ‘speed networking’ with a variety of guests from the government and private sector of Australia specialising in policy, operations, management of dams, hydropower, clean energy and affiliated subjects. The event provided an opportunity for the Australian experts to mingle with the delegates, share insights on opportunities, challenges, upcoming technological solutions in the area of dam safety. Networking under SARIC promotes deep linkages between Australia and the South Asia region in the transport and energy sector. It also helps to promote a community of experts who are better connected with each other in the region.
The participants delved deep into the world of dam safety, guided by the expertise of distinguished specialists from Entura over 10 days.
Through a combination of classroom instruction and immersive visits to Tasmania’s dams, they built on their knowledge in the fundamental aspects of dam safety and the sustainable management of hydropower assets.
On their last day, they engaged in a dynamic networking event, connecting with key representatives from organizations like TasWater, the Tasmanian Department of State Growth (Tas), UGL, and Hydro Tasmania, among others.