January 01, 1970 - March 30, 2017Where:
The objective of this course is to provide a general understanding of conduits, valves and gates in the context of the operation, maintenance and design of dams and dam safety. Emphasis will be placed on issues related to the design, construction, and performance of conduits, values, and gates types commonly used at dams. Case histories and practical exercises will be used to enhance learning of the purposes and features of conduits, valves, and gates at dams; common materials; design standards and design considerations; operation and control; performance issues; and maintenance and rehabilitation.
This is a BASIC level course, and is intended as an introduction for those with a minimal to moderate level of experience in the design, inspection and operation of dams. This course will provide a general understanding of conduits, gates, and valves at dams with an emphasis on design, construction, and performance. This course is targeted toward individuals interested in dam safety with an introductory to intermediate level background in dam safety and conduits, gates, and valves.Details
April 18 - 20, 2017Where:
The Southeast Region of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials invites you to attend its 2017 Regional Conference, April 18-20 at The Music City Center in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. The conference program will focus on issues of importance to dam owners, government officials and engineers in the southeast States. Both general and concurrent technical sessions, as well as timely panel discussions, and an informative exhibit show will highlight the two day agenda.Details
April 19 - 20, 2017Where:
Columbia, South Carolina
Dam Security and Protection Technical Seminar (L260)
Dams, levees, and related facilities are a vital part of the Nation’s infrastructure, providing a wide range of economic, environmental, and social benefits. Those benefits include hydroelectric power, river navigation, water supply, wildlife habitats, waste management, flood control, and recreation.
The Dam Security and Protection Technical Seminar was developed in collaboration between the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Infrastructure Protection, Dams Sector Specific Agency (Dams SSA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Emergency Management Institute and provides dam owners and operators, emergency managers, and other relevant stakeholders with information on the fundamental aspects of security and protection for dams, levees, and related facilities. It provides a solid foundation for the effective implementation of security and protection programs.
This course provides participants with basic concepts related to threat, vulnerability, and consequence as key risk variables. It provides an overview of threats and relevant attack vectors and describes potential suspicious activities. The course addresses common physical vulnerabilities and related protective measures, including both land-side and waterside considerations. It includes information on the basic components of effective security and crisis management programs, including the development of security plans and incident response plans. It also addresses cybersecurity risks, security compromises, and privacy incidents.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
This course is designed for dam owners and operators; professional staff of dam safety and dam security programs; emergency managers at the Federal, State, local, tribal, and territorial levels; and other safety, security, and incident management personnel with roles and responsibilities relevant to dams and related infrastructure.
The Dam Security and Protection Technical Seminar focuses on key security and protection concepts and their integration into risk management strategies.
The scope of the course includes:
This course is designed for delivery in the classroom. Lecture, discussion, and multiple hands-on activities are incorporated to enable participants to learn, practice, and demonstrate their knowledge.
Activities include a method to grade participants, when appropriate, using a checklist administered by the instructors.
|Day 1||Day 2|
|Unit 0: Overview
Unit 1: Understanding Risk
Unit 2: Threats and Adversaries
Unit 3: Surveillance, Detection, and Reporting
|Unit 4: Security Programs and Protective Measures
Unit 5: Incident Preparedness and Response
Unit 6: Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
Unit 7: Summary
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, 2762 Wildlife Lane, Styx Classroom, Columbia, SC 29172
April 25 - 26, 2017Where:
This course is intended to provide both the novice and experienced dam or levee safety emergency planner with valuable lessons and sk.ills 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:
Why are EAPs important?
What are the important components of an effective EAP?
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.Details
May 16 - 18, 2017Where:
his course provides instruction on common failure modes for most types of dams and levees with primary emphasis on dams. The principles, concepts and design standards taught are applicable to anyone conducting inspections, performing assessments, conducting risk analyses, or involved in the design of a dam or levee project. Participants will learn about potential failure modes, conditions that can lead to these failure modes, approaches to responding to dam and levee failure modes to avert failures, and defensive design details or modifications for dams and levees to increase their resistance to various failure modes. These lessons learned will be illustrated using numerous case histories from dam and levee failures and incidents.
1. Potential Failure modes for different dam types
2. Dam failure statistics and trends
3. State of the practice deffensive design details to address common failure modes
4. Introduction to potential failure mode and risk analyses
5. Importance of inspecting and monitoring dams
This is a BASIC LEVEL seminar. There are no specific education or experience prerequisites for this course, although some knowledge/experience in dam engineering and dam safety would be beneficial. Some advanced geotechnical concepts will be presented.Details
June 05 - 14, 2017Where:
June 27 - 29, 2017Where:
Participants will gain a practical knowledge of methods for simulation of runoff from storm rainfall. The methods covered relate to the processing of historical and hypothetical (design-storm) rainfall data; estimation of losses (infiltration); transformation of rainfall excess to direct runoff with unit hydrographs; routing of flood waves; calibration of model parameters; and modeling of runoff from watersheds. Experience will be gained in applying the methods with the program Hydrologic Modeling System (HEC-HMS). Where possible, applications will emphasize the Hydrologic Computations for Dam Safety.
1. Methods to simulate runoff from storm rainfall response to rainfall.
2. Estimating hydrologic abstractions
3. Transforming excess rainfall utilizing unit hydrograph theory
4. Running the HMS model on several real world problems
5. Estimating uncertainty in modeling the runoff
This is a BASIC Level seminar. Participants should have a bachelor’s degree in engineering, science or similar fields or related experience.Details
June 27 - 30, 2017Where:
September 10 - 14, 2017Where:
San Antonio, TX
Make plans now to attend Dam Safety 2017 in the San Antonio Hill Country! Dam Safety 2017 is one of the leading conferences in the United States dedicated to dam and levee safety engineering and technology transfer.
Agenda and Advance Registration information will be posted in April/May of 2017.Details
October 14 - 20, 2017Where:
Kelowna, British Columbia
October 24 - 27, 2017Where:
New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, LA
Join us for our 42nd Annual Conference in the Big Easy where you will network with the largest gathering of practitioners specializing in the deep foundation industry; attend special lectures featuring our world-renowned keynote speakers; learn about innovations in design, construction and delivery of deep foundations; become updated on design, construction, QC/QA and risk assessment/management; hear about DFI’s global initiatives and research to promote foundation safety, quality, durability and sustainability. There will also be an Exhibit Hall featuring 120+ companies.Details
May 15 - 18, 2018Where:
Hydraulic engineering is one of the most challenging fields in civil engineering and becomes more and more important in times of climate and demographic change. Particularly, the flow around structures is of a complex nature and flow phenomena are still not fully understood. This symposium aims to bring together experts working in the specialized field of hydraulic structure design from both, research and practice communities. It will provide a forum for presentation and discussion of recent advances in knowledge as well as future needs.
The symposium is yet another event in a series of successful workshops and symposia organized by the IAHR Hydraulic Structures Committee during the last decade – e.g. ISHS2016 (Portland, USA), IJREWHS2016 (Lübeck, Germany), IWHS2015 (Coimbra, Portugal), ISHS2014 (Brisbane, Australia), IJREWHS2014 (Spa, Belgium), IWLPKW2013 (Paris, France), IWLHS2013 (Aachen, Germany), ISHS2012 (Porto, Portugal), and many more.
The 2018 ISHS edition will be held in Aachen, Germany. The surroundings of Aachen are characterized by a long tradition in hydraulic engineering being reflected in a large number of dams, weirs and other structures as well as a high density of consultancies and local water associations. The Local Organizing Committee is thus delighted to invite you to participate in the 7th International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures, taking place on May 15 to 18, 2018, in Aachen, Germany.
For more information please contact info(at)ishs2018.de.Details
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