Southeast Regional Conference: Agenda

*Tentative Agenda as of October 6, 2020. 
* Invited speakers and moderators.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29

1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Speaker Preview Room Open
 
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Exhibit Setup
 
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Registration Open
 
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Southeast Regional Caucus Meeting
 
*Seperate registration required. Transportation to and from is provided.
 
 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30

7:30 am – 8:00 pm
Speaker Preview Room Open

7:30 am – 6:30 pm
Exhibits Open (includes Reception)

7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Registration Open

7:30 am – 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

8:30 am – 10:00 am
General Session: When It Rains It Pours.

Welcome

Recent Extreme Rainfall in the Southeastern US
Bill D. Kappel, President, Applied Weather Associates

The Importance for Dam Safety-Hurricane Florence and October 2015
Jill C. Stewart, Director, Dam Safety and Stormwater Permitting Division, SC Department of Health & Environmental Control

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall

10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Concurrent Session 1: How to Handle the Rains
Moderator: Valerie Hrabal, Lead Water Resources Engineer, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.

Lessons Learned from Design and Construction of an Earthen Auxiliary Spillway
Kenneth Avery, Water Resources Segment Leader, and Tiphaine Ketch, P.E., CFM, Bergmann

A Case Study of Canterbury Dam Illustrating Recent Dam Safety Enhancement at DCR
Mark Killgore, VA Department of Conservation and Recreation

Gibson Pond Dam - Using the latest Trends in RCC for Gravity Dams
Randall P. Bass, Principal, Schnabel Engineering

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Concurrent Session 2: Modeling
Moderator: Jeffery Powers, Sr. Associate, Hazen & Sawyer

WinDAM: Practical applications of NRCS's other dam modeling software
Anthony W. Grubbs, and Kyle Jacobs, Freese & Nichols, Inc.

Hydrology for Dam Safety Evaluations – It’s All Subjective!
Erman Caudill, Stantec

Best Practices and Lessons Leaned for Large Scale 2D Hydrologic, Hydraulic and Consequence Modeling of the Amite River Watershed and Darlington Reservoir Concept, Louisiana
Sam Crampton, Senior Associate, Dewberry; and Edward Knight, State Dam Safety Engineer, LA Department of Transportation & Development

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch On Own

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Concurrent Session 3: Owner Issues
Moderator: Robert Sauer, Environmental Engineer, GA Department of Natural Resources

RIDM
Shaun Carney, Senior Water Resources Engineer, and Jonathan Quebbeman, Senior Water Resources Engineer, RTI International

12 Lessons Learned from 12 Years of Rehabilitating Small Urban Embankment Dams
Jeff Blass, Project Manager, Dams Team, Southeast Region, AECOM

WAIT!, I own a dam? And Regulatory is Filing a Lawsuit?!
James Guistina, Bergmann

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Concurrent Session 4: What’s Inside Matters
Moderator: Joshua Gilman, Manager, Water Resources & Geotechnical Markets, Portland Cement Association

The Applicability of Filter Compatibility Evaluation Procedures for Existing Embankment Dams - Hearthstone Lake Dam Case Study and General Evaluation and Design Considerations
Corey Schaal, Jonathan Pittman, Associate, and Gerald Robblee, Schnabel Engineering

Are Your Drains Tip-Top or Just Getting By? Guidance for the Evaluation and Maintenance of Dam and Levee Drains, Relief Wells and Instrumentation.
Marc T. Miller, Associate, and Chuck Easton, P.E., Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Freese & Nichols, Inc.

Some Considerations for Design and Construction of Filters and Drains
John W. France, PE, D.WRE, D.GE, JWF Consulting LLC

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Break in the Exhibit Hall

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Concurrent Session 5: Rehab
Moderator: Patrick Miles, Engineer, Freese & Nichols

Saving the "Largest Pond in the World"
Jonathan Dean, and Joseph S. Monroe, Principal, Schnabel Engineering

Reedy Mill BMP Dam Rehabilitation
Jeffery G. Powers, Senior Associate, Glenn Rogers, John Derby, and Jerry Duffy, Hazen & Sawyer

Rehabilitation Design for an Historic Stone Masonry Spillway
Gregory L. Johnson, Practice Leader - Waterway Structures, and Kenneth Avery, Water Resources Segment Leader, Bergmann; and Thomas McDonald, NYS Canal Corproation

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Concurrent Session 6: States Going High Tech
Moderator: Kristin Ray, Associate, Hazen & Sawyer

Dam Safety Critical Infrastructure and Flood Risk Management Innovation
Katherine Osborne, Associate, Stantec; and Carey Johnson, CTP Program Manager/Risk MAP Coordinator, KY Division of Water

Dam Inspections Made Easy as 1-2-3 (Survey 123, that is!)
Chase Clark, GIS Analyst, and Jon Keeling, Water Resources Project Manager, Stantec

A South Carolina Dam Safety Collaborative Technical Assistance Case Study: Using GIS to Integrate Community Profile Analysis, Critical Infrastructure Information, and Inundation Mapping to Support Consequence Analysis and Dam-Related Planning Activities
John McCain, Manager, SC Department of Health & Environmental Control; and Preston Wilson, Federal Emergency Management Agency

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm 
Reception in the Exhibit Hall

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1

7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Registration Open

7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Speaker Preview Room Open

7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Exhibits Open 

7:30 am – 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

8:30 am – 10:00 am
General Session II: It’s Just Talking Y’all

Let's Talk to the Dam Expert!
Jill C. Stewart, Director, Dam Safety and Stormwater Permitting Division, SC Department of Health & Environmental Control

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall

10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Concurrent Session 7: States Gone Wild
Moderator: Jonathan Atkins, LA Department of Transportation and Development

Boltz Lake Dam, Kentucky – Successfully Using HHPD Grant Program Funds to Identify and Manage Risk
Michelle Meehan, Project Engineer, Stantec; and Carey Johnson, CTP Program Manager/Risk MAP Coordinator; and Glen Alexander, Environmental Engineer Supervisor, KY Division of Water

Neuse River Basin Dam Overtopping Analysis and Integrated Flood Risk Management: Phase I
George L. Eller, Dam Safety Engineer, Yu Liu, Susan White, Senior Assistant Dam Safety Engineer, Brian Shane Cook, Craig Deal, Andrew Brooks, Erica Langdon, Austin Brooks, Sydney Carpenter, Francis Tubolino, Jordan Michael Pappas, Tom Poe, Tyler McEwen, NC Assistant Dam Safety Engineer, and Rachel Taylor, NC Department of Environmental Quality

A GIS-Centric Evolution of the South Carolina Dam Safety Program
Jeannie P. Eidson, GIS Manager, SC Department of Health & Environmental Control

10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Concurrent Session 8: Construction
Moderator:Fred DeLeon, Principal, Engineering & Environmental, ATC Group Services, LLC.

Lost in Translation - Will your performance-based specification perform as intended?
Michael Jason Genduso, Project Engineer, and Richard LeBlanc, Project Engineer, HDR

Reservoir in the way? Just draw it down. Sounds simple, right?
James Guistina, Bergmann

Integrated Dam Safety Management During Construction
Rachael Bisnett, Stantec; and Nick Fanning

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch On Own

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Concurrent Session 9: When the Rains Come
Moderator: Benjamin Phillips, Manager – Dam Safety Inspections, Tennessee Valley Authority

Maridee Romero-Graves, Schnabel Engineering
 
Greg Monley, Senior Engineer, W.W. Wheeler & Associates, Inc.
 
Stephen Whiteside, Vice President, Danielle K. Neamtu, Patterson X. Gambill, and Thomas E. Evans, P.E., CDM Smith; and Jill Stewart, P.E., and John M. McCain, P.E., SC Department of Health & Environmental Control

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Concurrent Session 10: Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On – Seismic Activity in the Southeast
Moderator: Dennis Hogan, Southeast US Market Lead, Dam Engineering, AECOM

History of Seismic Activity in the Southeast
Dr. Norm Levine, College of Charleston

What We Know and Don’t Know about Earthquake Hazards in the Southeast
Dr. Andrew Newman, Georgia Tech

TBA
TBA

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Break in the Exhibit Hall

3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Exhibitor Move Out

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Concurrent Session 11: Stop! In the Name of Being Safe
Moderator: Jonathan Keeling, Water Resources Project Manager, Stantec

Security Considerations for Protecting Dams and Levees
Michelle L. Yezierski, Section Chief, Enrique E. Matheu, Acting Director, Craig R. Freer, Management and Program Analyst, and Kate Schwartzer, PMP, Program Analyst, Dams Section, US Department of Homeland Security

Public Safety Dam Signage - Leading Practices from USACE, ASCE, FERC and CDA
Paul S. Meeks, President, Worthington Products Inc.

Does What Happens at A Dam, Stay at the Dam? Public Safety Hazards and Consequences Related to Making Releases from Dams
Steve Davidheiser, and Paul Schweiger, P.E., Gannett Fleming

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Concurrent Session 12: Rehab
Moderator: Conrad Ginther, Geotechnical Engineer, Black & Veatch Corporation

William A. Brundage, EAP Engineer, Southern Company Generation
 
Caroline Wheadon, and Susan Matzat, LaBella Associates, DPC
 
David Guetta, and Joshua Repp, Project Manager, Bergmann

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2

8:00 am – 4:30 pm (time is approximate)
Field Trip - Santee Cooper Project
*Seperate registration required. Transportation to and from as well as a box lunch is included with registration. All field trip participants must ride the transportation provided by ASDSO. 

Special thanks to our sustaining members