"I recently attended, presented, and co-chaired a technical session at the India Dam Safety Conference 2019 in Bhubaneswar, and I am writing to express my sincere appreciation for the significant value the conference offered me from a professional and personal level.
With over 30 countries represented, the meaningful sharing of varied perspectives contributed to robust discussions of real value. Also, utilizing the theme of the Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Program as a framework for discussions was a great idea as it offers a modern, state-of-the-practice program approach that is risk informed. Approval of phases 2 and 3 is evidence of DRIP’s success.
DRIP is an exciting, important program that will be a significant model for other countries in the world to follow. As someone who has had a similar experience of implementing risk on a large scale, I offer my congratulations and encouragement to continue in this direction. Getting to know Mr. Pramod Narayan, DRIP Director, was important and helpful, and I look forward to assisting our friend India in any way I can."