Industry Events

The following events are of interest to the dams and levees industry.

Dam Failures and Lessons Learned

When:

May 16 - 18, 2017

Where:

Chicago, IL

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.

Key Takeaways:
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.

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28th Safety Evaluation of Existing Dams International Technical Seminar and Study Tour

When:

June 05 - 14, 2017

Where:

Denver, Colorado

The Bureau of Reclamation’s International Affairs Office, is pleased to announce the 28th Safety Evaluation of Existing Dams International Technical Seminar and Study Tour, June 5-14, 2017.
The technical session will take place in Denver, Colorado, at the Denver Federal Center, June 5-8, 2017, and will consist primarily of classroom presentations and discussions. Lectures, case histories, and structured discussions covering all aspects of a dam safety examination program are led by Reclamation engineers and geologists with extensive experience and knowledge in the areas of design, construction, operation, maintenance, and dam safety.
The post session study tour begins June 9, with a tour of Rocky Mountain National Park. Participants will travel by air June 10, to Salt Lake City, Utah, and enjoy free time to explore Park City, Utah, home of the 2002 Winter Olympics.  June 12 and 13 will include site visits to Starvation Dam, Upper Stillwater Dam, Jordanelle Dam, Echo Dam and East Canyon Dam, all part of Reclamation’s Upper Colorado Region. Participants will travel by air the evening of June 13, to Las Vegas, Nevada, and the seminar will conclude with a VIP tour of Hoover Dam and a close out luncheon, June 14.
The registration fee is $3200 per person and includes: 1) Various printed and electronic materials; 2) Most breakfasts and lunches; 3) Airfare during study tour (Denver/Salt Lake City/Salt Lake City/Las Vegas); 4) Motorcoach transportation; and 5) Hotel accommodations during the Study Tour, June 10-14.  

 

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HEC-HMS

When:

June 27 - 29, 2017

Where:

Austin, TX

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.

Key Takeaways:
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.

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Hydrovision 2017

When:

June 27 - 30, 2017

Where:

Denver, Colorado

Dam Safety 2017

When:

September 10 - 14, 2017

Where:

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.

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CDA Conference & Exhibition

When:

October 14 - 20, 2017

Where:

Kelowna, British Columbia

DFI 42nd Annual Conference on Deep Foundations

When:

October 24 - 27, 2017

Where:

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.

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ISHS 2018 - 7th Annual Symposium on Hydraulic Structures

When:

May 15 - 18, 2018

Where:

Aachen, Germany

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.

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