ASDSO Conferences and Seminars

Welcome to Dam Safety 2015!

September 13-17, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency, New Orleans, LA

Make your plans now to attend Dam Safety 2015, in New Orleans! Dam Safety 2015 is one of the leading conferences in the United States dedicated to dam and levee safety engineering and technology transfer. 

View and share the Dam Safety 2015 Registration Packet or download a pdf version

Attendee Registration

Pre- Registration is CLOSED.  Please visit the onsite registration desk in New Orleans to register onsite!


Cancellation and Refund Policy: Please notify ASDSO as soon as possible if you must cancel your registration. Fees that have already been paid may either be refunded or transferred to another attendee. To receive a refund, notice of cancellation must be submitted to ASDSO by the end of business Thursday, September 10, 2015.  After September 10, registration fees are not refundable. All refunds are subject to a $75 processing fee including workshops.

Technical Agenda and Activities

The four-day conference program is packed with technical sessions, workshops and other optional activities. See all details linked below:

  • Technical Agenda
  • Poster Forum and Lightning Talks
  • Field Trips to the New Orleans Storm Damage Risk Reduction System
  • Conference Kick-Off Event: Mardi Gras World Tour and Reception
  • Guest Activity: Taste of NOLA Culinary Tour
  • NEW!! Golf Outing: TPC Louisiana
  • Specialty Workshops: ASDSO is pleased to offer three top notch specialty workshops in conjunction with Dam Safety 2015. All three will be held on Thursday, September 17. Choose carefully, as you will only be able to attend the workshop for which you register.
    • Workshop I: Internal Erosion Analysis and Remediation of Embankment Dams. Full/Closed as of 9-3-15
    • Workshop II: HEC-RAS 5.0 2D Modeling. Full/Closed as of 8-24-15
    • Workshop III: Update on National Levee Safety Initiative Implementation and Overview of Levee Technical Guidelines

Presenter's Toolbox

Attention all agenda speakers, poster and lightning talk presenters: Please visit the Presenter's Toolbox page for instructional bulletins and submittal deadlines.

Exhibit, Sponsorship & Advertising Information

View our current exhibitors.

If you would like to exhibit, sponsor, or advertise at Dam Safety 2015 please download our information packet and contract now. Spaces are going fast, view the floor plan and reserve your space today! For more information please contact Ross Brown at or call (859) 550-2788. 

Already an exhibitor or sponsor? Learn how to register your staff or update your company description. Download the exhibitor kit

Housing Update

All events will be held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, one of the city’s premier destinations for meetings and conferences. The Hyatt Regency is offering Dam Safety 2015 attendees guestroom accommodation at the conference rate of $189 plus tax per night, single or double occupancy.  The cut-off date for making reservations at the ASDSO group rate was August 21, 2015. Some rooms however, are still available during the conference dates except on Tuesday, Sept. 15, when the Hyatt is completely sold out. If you'd like to make a reservation for any other nights please call Hyatt Central Reservations at 1-888-591-1234 and mention the Association of State Dam Safety Officials conference.

If you plan to stay over on 9/15 and prefer to book your entire stay at a nearby hotel, please contact A Room With A View housing service for assistance. They will secure the lowest available rates within walking distance of The Hyatt Regency. Call A Room With A View at 1-800-780-4343. International attendees can reach them at

This is a FREE SERVICE for all ASDSO attendees, and is approved by ASDSO.  Note: You will not be contacted by A Room with a View.  The only way to secure a reservation through this approved service is to contact them yourself.

Housing Scam Alert: Please read this notice about what to do if you are contacted by a housing or hotel reservations service.


Platinum Sponsors


Gannett Fleming

GEI Consultants, Inc.

Schnabel Engineering

Worthington Products

Gold Sponsors

GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.









Silver Sponsors



CDM Smith


CH2M Hill



RJH Consultants, Inc. 

Bronze Sponsors


Barnard Construction Company, Inc.

Mead & Hunt

Michael Baker International, LLC.

Phillips & Jordan

Stantec, Inc.



Tetra Tech








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