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Basic Soil Mechanics Related to Earth Dams
To protect the health and safety of attendees, this event has been moved to online-only due to COVID-19 concerns. The objective of this course will be to provide a comprehensive presentation of the significant principles and concepts of soil mechanics to the participants. The material will be presented with emphasis on the basic soil mechanics principles prerequisite to further study for design or rehabilitation of earth embankment dams. This...
June 2-4, 2020
Organizer: Association of State Dam Safety Officials
Location: Virtual
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Webinar: The 1979 Machhu Dam Disaster:...
Join us on June 9, from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern for The 1979 Machhu Dam Disaster: Social Origins and Social Consequences. In this webinar, Utpal Sandesara and Tom Wooten will discuss their book “No One Had a Tongue to Speak: The Untold Story of One of History’s Deadliest Floods.” The course will cover the social causes and social consequences of the 1979 failure of the Machhu Dam-II in Gujarat, India. The flood wiped out d...
June 9, 2020
Organizer: Association of State Dam Safety Officials
Location: Webcast
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Seepage Through Earth Dams
To protect the health and safety of attendees, this event has been moved to online-only due to COVID-19 concerns. This 2.5-day introductory course is designed to be a participatory, interactive workshop, which will cover the basic elements required to understand and evaluate seepage-related issues for earth dams. The first day begins with providing an understanding of why seepage mechanisms in earth dams are important to dam safety. Discussion...
June 23-25, 2020
Organizer: Association of State Dam Safety Officials
Location: Virtual
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HEC-RAS
To protect the health and safety of attendees, this event has been rescheduled due to COVID-19 concerns. New Date: 7/28-7/30/2020 This course is a three-day introduction of HEC-RAS with applications to dam safety. The three-day introduction course provides hands on opportunity to use the program and resolve specific questions. The objective of this course is to review the basic principles of open channel hydraulics as they relate to the natura...
July 28-30, 2020
Organizer: Association of State Dam Safety Officials
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Inspection & Assessment of Dams
Together Paul and Dean have offered this seminar 19 times in 17 states and it has been attended by more than 1,000 students. The seminar provides comprehensive instruction in inspection and evaluation techniques for dams. The principles, concepts and procedures taught will be readily adaptable to any organization conducting dam inspections and evaluating their compliance with current design standards. Participants learn about a variety of dam...
August 4-6, 2020
Organizer: Association of State Dam Safety Officials
Location: Nashville, TN
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Webinar: Low-Level Conduits- What Can G...
Join us on August 11, from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern for Low-Level Conduits – What Can Go Wrong, How to Inspect, How to Repair? This course will provide an overview of commonly observed issues associated with the most common type of spillway for relatively small dams (riser and low-level conduit). Importantly, the presentation will summarize methods to evaluate the condition of existing conduits and present common methods to repair and/...
August 11, 2020
Organizer: Association of State Dam Safety Officials
Location: Webcast
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Webinar: Delhi Dam - A Compound Failure
Join us on October 13, from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm for the Delhi Dam Failure. This webinar will involve the presentation of the Delhi Dam failure case history. Delhi Dam failed on July 24, 2010 during a record storm. The failure was a result of a number of factors all contributing to the ultimate failure. The review of dam failure by a forensic team allowed for a good understanding of the mechanisms that lead to failure. Analysis were performed wh...
October 13, 2020
Organizer: Association of State Dam Safety Officials
Location: Webcast
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HEC-RAS 2D
To protect the health and safety of attendees, this event has been rescheduled due to COVID-19 concerns. New Date: 10/27-10/29/2020 This is an Interactive seminar focused on application and benefit of two-dimensional flow capabilities of HEC-RAS, specific to the dam safety industry. The course will maintain a balance between both lecture-style presentations on model theory and hands-on workshop sessions for examples of model applications. Topi...
October 27-29, 2020
Organizer: Association of State Dam Safety Officials
Location: Chicago, IL
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Webinar: Judgment and Decision-Making i...
Dam engineering is about dams, but is done by and for people. As a result, in order to achieve dam safety, we need to understand not just dams, but also the people (including ourselves) involved in designing, constructing, operating, maintaining, and benefitting from them. Social scientists have been studying people scientifically for more than a century, and we are now at a point historically where the social sciences have generated valuable...
November 10, 2020
Organizer: Association of State Dam Safety Officials
Location: Webcast
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