About the program

About the program

This development program contributes with knowledge to the strategic work on dam safety. The program is beneficial for the long-term development of Swedish hydropower production.

For twenty years, the program has been operated in collaboration between dam owners and Svenska kraftnät. The purpose and objectives of the program are:

  • To promote the development of dam safety through relevant and important development projects.
  • To promote knowledge and competence development in the field of dam safety.
  • To enable dam owners to maintain a sustainably high level of dam safety.
  • To follow international developments in the field and promote international collaborations.
  • To provide long-term support to the power industry's dam safety policy.
  • To support the continued development of industry guidelines (RIDAS).

Prioritized areas

The program's steering group has conducted strategic discussions on future needs and has identified five prioritized areas that the program primarily works on:

• Discharge safety.
• Aging dam facilities.
• Dam monitoring.
• Safety criteria and risk-informed approach.
• Preparedness and collaboration.

Work procedures

A document in Swedish describes how projects within the project are developed, ordered, implemented, reviewed, and also how results are approved. Access them here, in the right column.