ASDSO Conferences and Seminars


February 4-5 at the Arizona Department of Water Resources in Phoenix, Arizona.

Online registration is now closed.  Contact ASDSO at 859-550-2788 if you are interested in registering.

View Seminar Agenda or Instructor Bios.

(Posted 12/10/14) This Technical Seminar has just been approved for credit to satisfy mandatory continuing education requirements for Professional Engineers licensed in New York. The course is classified as CE Training and participants who complete the course and the assessment quizzes will receive a certificate for up to 13.5 professional development hours (PDHs). See details and eligibility guidelines.

Course Objectives:  This course is intended to provide both the novice and experienced dam 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. Notes: 1. ASDSO is not an approved provider for New York continuing education credits. 2. Florida-licensed P.E.s must submit license number to ASDSO with the registration form in order to receive credit from the Florida Board of Professional Engineering.

Registration Fees:  Fees prior to January 19 are $600 for ASDSO members and $700 for non-members.  A late fee of $50 will be applied to registrations received after January 19.  Registration fees include all course materials, daily continental breakfasts and coffee breaks. .   Refund Policy: Cancellations received in writing by Wednesday, January 28 will receive a refund.  All refunds are subject to a $75 processing fee.  After January 28, 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.

Questions:  Call Susan Sorrell, ASDSO, at (859) 550-2788.

To Register: Download the full registration brochure (above) complete the enclosed registration form and mail with payment to ASDSO, 239 South Limestone Street, Lexington, KY, 40508 or fax to (859) 550-2795. Or register online by clicking the link above, credit card payments only. 

Overnight Accommodations:
No ASDSO group blocks have been reserved, but these hotels are near to the seminar location and may offer government per diem or other discounted rates. 

Hilton Garden Inn, 4000 N Central Ave, 602-279-9811
Holiday Inn, 212 West Osborn, 480-300-5641
Hampton Inn Phoenix Midtown, 160 W Catalina Dr, 602-200-2990
Wyndam Garden Inn, 3600 N Second Ave, 602-604-4900

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.

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