Edmund Quaglieri—An Overview of the Nevada Dam Safety Program
ASSOCIATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENGINEERING GEOLOGISTS GREAT BASIN SECTION
MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT: Thursday March 16, 2017
SPEAKER: Mr. Edmund Quaglieri, Engineering Manager of the Nevada Division of Water Resources
TOPIC: An Overview of the Nevada Dam Safety Program
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ABSTRACT: In the State of Nevada, the State Engineer is charged with dam safety pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) Chapter 535. The goal of Nevada’s dam safety program is to avoid dam failure and thus prevent loss of life and destruction of property. This is accomplished by careful review of new dam applications, on-site inspection of the dams being built, review of as-built drawings and QA/QC reports and finally, through periodic visual inspections of the structures themselves. Our office inspects 642 every year, three years or five years, depending on the hazard classification. We also provide plan review for approximately 20 new dams.
BIOGRAPHY: In the past as a consulting engineer for over 10 years, Ed worked on a wide array of projects including water/sewer transmission and distribution pipelines, subdivision design, pump stations, water/wastewater treatment plants and water storage tanks, storm-water conveyance, alternative energy design and treatment, hydrologic studies and field inspection. More recently, Ed was the former Water Engineer at the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada which included the rate regulation of 30 water/wastewater companies across Nevada. Currently, he is the Engineering Manager at the Nevada Division of Water Resources and currently oversees, Dam Safety, Water Planning, Water Right Forfeitures, Water Right Assessments, Channel Clearance, Truckee River Maintenance, and Floodplain Management. He is also the State of Nevada representative for the Truckee River Operating Agreement. Ed is a registered Professional Engineer in Nevada, registered Water Rights Surveyor, and an AWWA Licensed Water Operator.