WATER AND ENVIRONMENT: CAN CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT PMP ESTIMATES AT HYDRO DAMS?
Series: Around the World with Hydro
Date : April 20, 2021
Can the estimates for probable maximum precipitation (PMP) at hydropower facilities change over time? The focus of this session will be on the likelihood of changes to PMP estimates due to a warming climate, knowing that changes to the PMP could have significant ramifications on the satisfactory performance of dam spillways at hydropower projects during a PMP event.
Chuck Kahler, Vice President, Project Manager, Waterpower & Dams at Stantec
Mike McMahon, Senior Hydro-meteorologist and Project Manager at HDR
Carmen Bernedo Sanchez, Principal Engineer at Stantec
Zoran Micovic, Principal Engineer at BC Hydro