HARC have recently been awarded a risk assessment and concept design update for McCall Say Dam by North East Water (NEW).  In conjunction with our project partner URS, we are currently assisting NEW to better understand the dam safety risks for McCall Say, and whether a major and expensive upgrade is required in order to meet ANCOLD’s tolerable risk criteria.  By making best use of existing information we have been able to reduce the estimated risk profile, which has resulted in the project moving into a second stage where targeted on-ground investigations will be conducted in order to confirm whether an upgrade is required.