ASDSO Conferences and Seminars

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The Dam Safety 2016 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS is now underway!  Submit your abstract today to be considered for presentation at the 2016 national conference in Philadelphia. Review suggested topics, tips on writing your abstract, and all submitall guidelines HERE.

View the 2016 Training & Education Catalog today!



2016 West Regional Conference.   March 9-11 at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, CA. Exhibit & Sponsorship info now available. *Register before Feb. 24 to receive the early-bird rate.

Dam Safety 2016 National Conference. Sept. 11-15 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA. Exhibit & Sponsorship info now available.  Call for Abstracts NOW OPEN.

Dam Safety 2017 National Conference. Sept. 10-14 at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Hotel in San Antonio, TX


Advance registration is now open for all of the 2016 classroom seminars:

Principles of Open Channel Hydraulics with HEC-RAS for Dam Safety, and an Intro to HEC-RAS 2D on February 23-26 in Phoenix, AZ.  New name, same course content - now approved for continuing education credit for NY-licensed professional engineers!

Fundamentals of Reinforced Concrete Design of Hydraulic Structures (NEW!) on March 29-31 in Baltimore, MD. 

Seepage Through Earthen Dams on April 26-28 in Atlanta, GA. 

Inspection and Assessment of Dams on May 25-27, in Omaha, NE

Stability Analysis of Embankment Dams on June 28-30 in Austin, TX

Inspection and Assessment of Dams on October 11-13, in White Plains, NY


February 17-18 National Dam Safety Program Technical Seminar: Internal Evaluation Techniques for Earthen Dams, Emmitsburg, MD. More Info.

TISP Critical Infrastructure Symposium: Resilience: An Infrastructure, Social & Economic Imperative. April 3-5, 2016, Charleston, South Carolina. Hosted by The Infrastructure Security Partnership Council of the Society of American Military Engineers and The Citadel.  CALL FOR PAPERS NOW OPEN.





For webinar agenda and registration info, please visit the ASDSO WEBINAR INFO PAGE.

Upcoming Live Webinars:

Dam Safety with 3D Weirs, Brian M. Crookston, Ph.D., P.E. and Gregory S. Paxson, P.E. February 9, 2016.  *Eligible for New York P.E. credits.

Remedial Cutoff Walls for Dams and Levees, Donald A. Bruce, Ph.D., P.E. March 8, 2016. *Eligible for New York P.E. credits.

Spillway Conduits - More Than Just a Pipe Through the Dam, Joseph Monroe, P.E., April 12, 2016

Strength Selection for Static Slope Stability AnalysisJohn W. France, P.E., and Christina Winckler, P.E. May 10, 2016

Cracking and Hydraulic Fracturing in Embankment Dams and Levees, Debora Miller, Ph.D., P.E. June 14, 2016.

Three-Dimensional Influences on Seepage Safety and Development of Seepage Failure Modes, Keith Ferguson, P.E. July 12, 2016

The Application of Geophysics in th Design, Construction, and Operation of Dams, Robert K. Davis, P.G., and Brent B. Waters, P.G., August 9, 2016

The fee for each 2 hour webinar is $130 per registrant. Paid registrants will receive a link to the on-line broadcast, downloadable course materials, and a certificate for two professional development hours.


ALL previously held ASDSO webinars are available in digital archived format for on-demand viewing.

See the registration page for archived webinar titles and instructor info. Fees $95 per person per course for webinars broadcast prior to July 1, 2015)

See the ASDSO Bookstore for additional distance learning materials, including webinar content on CD, and digital archives of selected annual conference sessions.

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