Design dams


Envision and design dams considering calculations, project purpose, and budget.

Alternative labels

draft dams
plan dams
develop dams
dam design

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Design dams is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Optional skill

Design dams is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Waterway construction labourer: Waterway maintenance labourers maintain canals, dams and other waterway structures such as coastal or inland water plants. They are responsible for the construction of breakwaters, canals, dikes and embankments as well as other works in and around water.
Water engineer: Water engineers research and develop methods for the provision of clean water, water treatment and flood damage prevention and reaction. They research water needs in a location and develop methods for meeting those needs, such as designing and developing projects for managing water resources such as treatment plants, pipelines, pump systems, irrigation or draining systems and other water supply systems. Water engineers also ensure proper installation of these systems on construction sites. Water engineers also maintain, repair and build structures that control water resources, such as bridges, canals and dams.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022