ASDSO Conferences and Seminars


April 25-26 at the Mount Washington Conference Center, 5801 Smith Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21209.

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To Register: Download the registration form in PDF format or log in to the ASDSO Portal to access on-line registration. 

Course Objectives

This course is intended to provide both the novice and experienced dam or levee safety emergency planner with valuable lessons and skills that will allow them to develop new EAPs and improve the effectiveness of exist­ing EAPs. The course is a hands-on, interactive workshop, covering the basic elements and knowledge required to prepare, implement, update, and review effective EAPs that will mesh with the constantly changing emergency management community.  

The agenda is structured to answer the following key questions: 

  1. Why are EAPs important?
  2. What are the important components of an effective EAP?
  3. How do you develop, update, and test an EAP?

This is a BASIC level course, and there are no specific education or experience prerequisites, although some knowledge/experience in dam safety would be beneficial.

Course Manual

A course manual will be provided in a three-ring notebook, so that course participants can customize the notebook by adding their own notes and other information during or after the course.  The manual will include:

  1. Copies of presentation slides.
  2. Exercise materials.
  3. A generic EAP document for use in the exercises.
  4. An EAP reviewer’s checklist.
  5. A compilation of valuable references, including:
         a. A summary of EAP formats and requirements for the different states.
         b. EAP format examples from state and federal agencies.
         c. A list of other key EAP and dam safety references. 
         d. Internet URLs for sites where additional information can be found.

The course manual will include a DVD with copies of all of the materials distributed in hard copy at the course plus additional reference materials.

Continuing Education

This technical seminar contains 14 hours of instruction.  Forms for the documentation of PDH credits will be provided to all registered attendees. NOTE: This Technical Seminar is also approved for credit to satisfy mandatory continuing education requirements for Professional Engineers licensed in New York State.  The course is certified by the Practicing Institute for Engineering for 13 PDHs in Continuing Education (CE) training, provided the attendee participates in all sessions on each day. 

Registration Fees

Fees prior to April 11 are $650 for ASDSO members and $750 for non-members.  A late fee of $50 will be applied to registrations received after April 11.  Registration fees include all course materials, daily continental breakfasts and coffee breaks. Refund Policy: Cancellations received in writing by Tuesday, April 18 will receive a refund.  All refunds are subject to a $75 processing fee.  After April 18, registration fees are no longer refundable.

Provision of Services for Sensory Impaired Attendees

ASDSO will provide services to sensory impaired persons attending the seminar if requested at least five days prior to the date of the seminar.  Please contact Susan Sorrell at ASDSO (859) 257-5140 for more information.

Overnight Accommodations

Mt. Washington Conference Center is offering attendees overnight accommodations at $129 per night.  The cutoff date for this rate is April 7, 2017.  To book your room and receive the contracted rate contact Mt. Washington Conference Center at 410-735-7964 and reference "Association of State Dam Safety Officials Program" before April 7.

Transportation and Parking

Mt. Washington Conference Center is within walking distance of the light rail station making it minutes to travel to Downtown Baltimore and the Inner Harbor.  The center is one hour from Washington DC.  Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) is approximately 25 minutes away.  Penn Train Station is approximately 10 minutes away.
The Mt. Washington Village is located within walking distance of the Conference Center, and includes a variety of restaurants and shopping.

Parking at the Conference Center is complimentary for meeting attendees.

Confirmation and Attendee Profile

A registration confirmation message will be sent via email.  You will also receive a link to a short on-line survey prior to the seminar date.  Please take a moment to complete the survey, as your participation in this survey will help us efficiently tailor the content to the needs of the attendees.


Call Jennifer Burns, ASDSO, at (859) 550-2788 or email

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