Industry Events

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

Plans & Specs Review and Construction Inspections for Dams, Levees, and Ancillary Structures

When:

February 28 - March 01, 2017

Where:

Phoenix, AZ

Important aspects of dam safety are the design and construction of the dam, levee and appurtenant structures. The basis for dam and levee safety is established in the development of the detailed design drawings and project specifications, and implemented in construction of the project. Technical reviewers have the important role of checking to verify if the design meets the requirements and criteria that have been developed by the regulatory agency, prior to issuance of the permit to construct. Designs involving the subsurface soil and geologic conditions also must be adaptable to actual conditions encountered during construction as the geotechnical investigation is not complete until construction has been completed. This seminar will focus on:

1) The design review for dam and levee safety, including what is important and how to avoid getting side-tracked by non-safety related issues, and 2) What to look for in construction inspection and addressing unexpected conditions.

This is a BASIC level seminar. Participants should have a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and at least 5 years of experience design or construction of dams or levees, or 10 years of related technical experience in the investigation, design, or construction of levees or dams and reservoirs.

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CEATI Spring Industry Conference

When:

March 07 - 08, 2017

Where:

Indian Wells, CA

WATER STORAGE AND HYDROPOWER DEVELOPMENT FOR AFRICA

When:

March 14 - 16, 2017

Where:

Marrakech, Morocco

Conduits, Gates and Valves

When:

January 01, 1970 - March 30, 2017

Where:

Columbia, SC

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.

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2017 Southeast Regional Conference

When:

April 18 - 20, 2017

Where:

Nashville, TN

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.

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Interactive Preparedness: Emergency Action Planning for Dams and Levees

When:

April 25 - 26, 2017

Where:

Baltimore, MD

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.

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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

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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