Sediment and erosion are concerns for all dams. From dams filling with sediment, to operation of hydroelectric power plants and dams with high aggregation of bedload and suspended sediment at intake structures, to regulating minimum flows to prevent erosion.
Join Dr. Boualem (Bo) Hadjerioua as he presents “Civil Works and Dam Safety: Monitoring Sedimentation and Erosion” as part of the HYDRO+ Series TM on May 17, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. CT. The presentation briefly discusses issues and solutions for dealing with sedimentation and erosion affecting dams and hydroelectric projects. Click here to register.
Dr. Hadjerioua is the Director of the Integrated Water Resource Management at Mesa Associates, Inc. Leading the hydropower, PSH, and special studies for major power companies, Dr. Hadjerioua has over 35 years of experience in integrated river system operations, and is a visionary for river system modeling, analyses, and optimization that integrate the environmental, social, and economic pillars of sustainable hydropower and pumped storage hydro (PSH) development. Dr. Hadjerioua has over 170 technical publications.
About Mesa Associates, Inc.
Mesa Associates Inc. (Mesa) is a woman/minority owned engineering, procurement, and construction management firm specializing in hydro power generation projects. Mesa offers an experienced multi-disciplined hydro team for preparing engineering studies and detailed engineering designs which provide practical and innovative solutions for our clients. We also offer power delivery services including electrical high-voltage, substations, switchyards, transmission line, & distribution design.
With a staff of more than 850 engineers and designers, our personnel are actively involved in performing major utility improvement projects. Our staff provides support to various customers for the complete rehabilitation and modernization of hydro power plants. We have experience in preparing equipment specifications, design drawings, and engineering calculations, field installation and startup support.
Mesa also provides balance of plant design and integration for specific system and equipment upgrades including generators, turbines, governors, excitation systems, main and station service transformers, generator circuit breakers (medium voltage), generator cable and bus systems.