Curriculum Vitae of Desmond Hartford

Dr. Desmond Hartford is Specialist Engineer- Dam Safety Risk Assessment at British Columbia Hydropower Authority. Specialising in dam safety and catastrophic loss risk management of large dams, hydroelectric facilities and water resource infrastructure he is primarily responsible for the development and implementation of risk management solutions for BC Hydro’s portfolio of 43 dams. Dr. Hartford also advises dam and water resource agencies interna-tionally on dam safety and risk management. He is co-author with Prof. G. Baecher of the authoritative textbook Risk and Uncertainty in Dam Safety, and a principal author of ICOLD bulletin 130: Risk Assessment in Dam Safety Management.