USSD honors individuals and organizations with the following awards:
USSD honors an individual whose lifetime of dedication and achievement has contributed significantly to the dam engineering profession.
Excellence in the Constructed Project
This Award recognizes the significant contributions made to the dam community and to society through the construction, remediation or removal of a dam or water resources structure. The Award will honor an individual or team of professionals who meet the challenges of the nation's aging infrastructure in an era of limited financial resources and increasing environmental awareness.
The USSD President selects this award to recognize a Member who has provided exceptional service to the Society.
This annual award recognizes the outstanding paper presented during each USSD Conference.
Outstanding Paper by a Young Professional
This annual award recognizes the outstanding paper presented by a Young Professional during each USSD Conference.
Outstanding Poster Presentation
This annual award recognizes the outstanding poster presentation during each USSD Conference.
Lifetime Achievement Award
2015 Joseph L. Ehasz
2014 Alan L. O'Neill
2013 John J. Cassidy
2012 Eric B. Kollgaard
2011 Glenn S. Tarbox
2010 Arthur H. Walz, Jr.
2009 William B. Bingham
2008 Ralph Peck
2007 Richard W. Kramer
2006 Thomas M. Leps
2015 Michael F. Rogers
2015 Larry D. Stephens
2013 Ronald A. Corso
2011 John J. Cassidy
2009 Eric B. Kollgaard
2007 Constantine G. Tjoumas
Excellence in the Constructed Project
2015 Removal of Elwha and Glines Canyon Dams
2014 Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Redevelopment Project
2013 Deep Creek Watershed Dam 5D Project
2012 Big Tujunga Dam Seismic Rehabilitation and Spillway Modification Project
2011 Ridges Basin Dam
2010 Taum Sauk Upper Reservoir Dam Restoration Project
2009 Lake Lenexa Dam and Spillway
2008 Lake Brazos Labyrinth Weir
2007 Pine Brook Dam
2006 Saluda Dam Remediation Project
2005 Guanella Dam and Reservoir Project
Outstanding Paper Award
2015 Jay N. Stateler, Bureau of Reclamation; and Brad Iarossi, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
2014 Lelio Mejia, URS Corporation; Jiaer Wu, CHEC USA; Erik Newman, URS Corporation; and Michael Mooers, Santa Clara Valley Water District
2013 William R. Swanson, MWH Americas
2012 Michel Jubran, MWH
2011 E.F.R. Bollaert, AquaVision Engineering Ltd.
2010 Lewis E. Hunter and Ronn S. Rose, Corps of Engineers; Bruce R. Hilton and William McCormick, Kleinfelder, Inc.; and Todd Crampton, AMEC Geomatrix, Inc.
2009 Patrick J. Regan, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
2008 Gregg A. Scott and Barbara L. Mills-Bria, Bureau of Reclamation
2007 Alan F. Rauch, Jeffrey S. Dingrando and Thomas Pace, FMSM Engineers; and Robert Van Cleave II and Mark Harris, Corps of Engineers
2006 Guy S. Lund, URS Corporation
2005 Ross Boulanger and I. M. Idriss, University of California, Davis
Outstanding Poster Presentation Award
2015 Meghann Wygonik, Christopher Kelly, William Walker and Baron Worsham, Corps of Engineers
2014 Michael McCaffrey, Parsons Brinckerhoff; Mark J. Gross, Alcoa Power Generating Inc.; and Tony Plizga and Paul F. Shiers, Parsons Brinckerhoff
2013 Mason Ghafghazi, University of California, Davis
2012 John Ruhl, Black & Veatch Corporation
2011 B. Dasgupta, D. Basu, K. Das and R. Green, Southwest Research Institute
2010 E.F.R. Bollaert, AquaVision Engineering Ltd.
2009 Jay N. Stateler, Bureau of Reclamation; John Anevski and Doug Oellermann, Bureau of Indian Affairs; and Michael Brown, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
Outstanding Young Professional Paper Award
2015 Brian Hart, Bureau of Reclamation
2014 Jared Deible, RIZZO Associatesf
2013 Jack Montgomery, University of California, Davis
2012 Hillery Venturini, Bureau of Reclamation
2011 Everett L. Litton and Dennis Hogan, Black & Veatch Corporation
2010 R.J. Armstrong, California Department of Water Resources. The paper was co-authored by Ross Boulanger, University of California, Davis; and M.H. Beaty, Beaty Engineering.