April 03 - 08, 2017Where:
The 2017 USSD Conference Theme is It’s a Small World: Managing Our Water Resources. The theme plays into the Conference venue in Anaheim, just blocks away from Disneyland, but more importantly, …
October 25 - 30, 2016Where:
The International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) Annual Meeting was held in Antalya in 1999. In 2009, Istanbul hosted the 5th World Water Forum. In October of 2016 the 10th ICOLD European Club Symposium will return to Turkey and will be hosted in Antalya, once again.We are very glad to organize this Symposium that occurs once every three years in our country together with the ICOLD European Club.Details
October 26 - 28, 2016Where:
Mexico City, Mexico
The Symposium Theme is Dam Safety in the Americas. Experts from throughout the Western Hemisphere will give presentations and lead discussions on the following topics, with an emphasis o…
September 07 - 09, 2016Where:
Fort Collins, Colorado
It is our pleasure to invite you to Protections 2016, the 2nd International Seminar on Dam Protection against Overtopping that will take place on 7th-9th of September, 2016 in beautiful Fort Collins, …
August 08 - 11, 2016Where:
Salt Lake City, Utah
The International Symposium on the Mechanics of Internal Erosion for Dams and Levees will consist of two days of technical presentations and discussion, followed by a full-day field trip to the site of the 1976 Teton Dam failure. The scope will focus on the mechanics of internal erosion and assessment methods for evaluating internal erosion hazards.
The Symposium format is designed to bring together experts from around the world to discuss, compare and contrast our understanding of the mechanics and assessment methods for internal erosion. In recent years, international collaborations have exposed considerable variation in the understanding of the mechanisms of internal erosion processes and the methods for which these processes are assessed in dam and levee engineering. This Symposium will be an opportunity to share and discuss differences in how internal erosion is assessed in different parts of the world.
June 27 - 30, 2016Where:
The 6th International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures, co-sponsored by USSD and the Hydraulic Structures Technical Committee of the International Association for Hydro-Environmental Engineering. The Symposium brought together domestic and international expertise from research, practice, and implementation in a forum for knowledge exchange and networking discussion on critical issues related to hydraulic structure research, performance, operations, maintenance, and community implications. This series has a rich tradition of stimulating interest on advancement in the development and use of hydraulic structure elements and systems. The Symposium informed and instigated discussions on advanced tools, applications, and unique approaches needed to develop and implement more effective, environmentally sound, and robust solutions. The full proceedings or individual papers can be downloaded via the event website http://ishs2016.com/proceedings.html or directly through the publisher http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/ishs/2016/.
May 15 - 20, 2016Where:
Johannesburg, South Africa
The Organizing Committee of the SANCOLD has been hard at work at ensuring a high technical content for the meeting by way of one-day technical tours, symposium and workshops, exhibition and study tours. A social and accompanying person’s program has been devised to give you a taste of Africa.
April 11 - 15, 2016Where:
The 2016 USSD Conference Theme is Celebrating the Value of Dams and Levees – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Dams and levees have provided and will continue to provide significant benefits to our society. Many of our existing structures provide greater benefits today than they did when they were first constructed.Proceedings
November 02 - 04, 2015Where:
Nearly 200 participants attend one of four concurrent USSD Workshops held in Oakland, California, during the first week of November. Workshop topics included Decommissioning, Construction, Monitoring and Levees.
April 13 - 17, 2015Where:
The 35th USSD Annual Meeting and Conference was held April 13-17, 2015, in Louisville, Kentucky. The Conference Theme was Managing Risk and Uncertainty — Ensuring a Sustainable Future for Dams. Conference activities included several workshops and tours to Corps of Engineers projects.Proceedings
April 07 - 11, 2014Where:
San Francisco, California
A record number — more than 500 — dam engineering professionals and exhibitors attended the USSD 34th Annual Meeting and Conference, held April 7-11 in San Francisco, California. Technical and management issues were addressed during Conference plenary and concurrent sessions, and four workshops. The Conference theme was Dams and Extreme Events Reducing Risk of Aging Infrastructure under Extreme Loading Conditions. Conference participants took field tours to several area dams, including Calaveras, Los Vaqueros and Lower Crystal Springs. The meeting was hosted by the San Francisco Public Utilities District, who organized the field tours.Proceedings
February 11 - 15, 2013Where:
The 33rd USSD Annual Meeting and Conference was held February 11-15 in Phoenix, Arizona. The theme of the Conference was Changing Times — The Challenges and Risks of Managing Aging Infrastructure under a New Financial Reality. Four Workshops organized by USSD Technical Committees were held on Thursday. The Bureau of Reclamation and the Salt River Project hosted the meeting, and organized two field tours to nearby water resources projects.Proceedings
April 23 - 27, 2012Where:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Nearly 500 participants and exhibitors attended the 32nd USSD Annual Meeting and Conference, held in New Orleans, Louisiana, on April 23-27, 2012. The Theme of the Conference was Innovative Dam and Levee Design and Construction for Sustainable Water Management.Proceedings
April 11 - 17, 2011Where:
San Diego, California
More than 450 participants and exhibitors attended the 31st USSD Annual Meeting and Conference, held in San Diego, California, on April 11-15, 2011. The Theme of the Conference was 21st Century Dam Design — Advances and Adaptations.Proceedings
April 12 - 16, 2010Where:
A record number of participants and exhibitors attended the 30th USSD Annual Meeting and Conference, held in Sacramento, California, on April 12-16, 2010. The Theme of the Conference was Collaborative Management of Integrated Watersheds.
October 13 - 15, 2009Where:
USSD organized Levees Workshops on October 13-15, 2009, in Sacramento, California, and in Memphis, Tennessee, on November 2-4, 2010. The Sacramento Workshop included the technical complexities associated with problem identification and analysis, the design and construction of mitigation measures, risk analysis, issues related to vegetation on levees, and levee certification. The Memphis Workshop addressed Seepage Issues, Penetrations, Closure Structures and Hydraulic Height.
April 20 - 24, 2009Where:
More than 400 dam industry professionals attended the 29th USSD Annual Meeting and Conference, held in Nashville, Tennessee, on April 20-24, 2009. The Theme of the Conference was Managing Our Water Retention Systems.Proceedings
April 28 - May 02, 2008Where:
The 28th USSD Annual Meeting and Conference was held in Portland, Oregon, on April 28 – May 2, 2008. The Theme of the Conference was The Sustainability of Experience — Investing in the Human Factor.Proceedings
March 05 - 09, 2007Where:
The 27th USSD Annual Meeting and Conference was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on March 5-9, 2007. The Theme of the Conference was Modernization and Optimization of Existing Dams and Reservoirs.Proceedings
October 09 - 10, 2006Where:
USSD organized Dam Surveillance and Monitoring Workshops on October 9 and 10, 2006, in Sacramento, California, and in Atlanta, Georgia, on October 30 and 31, 2007. The Workshops featured dam instrumentation issues, ranging from how to instrument a new dam, to solving problems and updating existing dam instrumentation systems. Emerging issues and new developments were discussed. Workshop presenters included professionals from Federal and State Government agencies responsible for dam safety issues, and consulting engineers involved in instrumentation activities.
May 01 - 05, 2006Where:
San Antonio, Texas
The 26th USSD Annual Meeting and Conference was held in San Antonio, Texas, on May 1-5, 2006. The Theme of the Conference was The Role of Dams in the 21st Century.Proceedings
October 05 - 06, 2005Where:
A Workshop on Practical Seepage Considerations for Embankment Dams — The Design and Construction Perspective was held in Durango, Colorado, on October 5-6, 2005.
June 06 - 10, 2005Where:
Salt Lake City, Utah
The 25th USSD Annual Meeting and Conference was held in Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 6-10, 2005. The Theme of the Conference was Technologies to Enhance Dam Safety and the Environment.
March 29 - April 02, 2004Where:
St. Louis, Missouri
The 24th USSD Annual Meeting and Conference was held in St. Louis, Missouri, on March 29-April 2, 2004. The Theme of the Conference was Working Rivers — Balanced Resource Management.
April 14 - 18, 2003Where:
Charleston, South Carolina
The 23rd USSD Annual Meeting and Conference was held in Charleston, South Carolina, on April 14-18, 2003. The Theme of the Conference was Reducing Risk from Extreme events.
June 24 - 28, 2002Where:
San Diego, California
The 22nd USSD Annual Meeting and Conference was held in San Diego, California, on June 24-28, 2002. The Theme of the Conference was Dams – Innovations for Sustainable Water Resources.
July 30 - August 03, 2001Where:
The 21st USSD Annual Meeting and Lecture was held in Denver, Colorado, on July 30-August 3, 2001. The Theme of the Lecture was The Future of Dams and Their Reservoirs
July 10 - 14, 2000Where:
The Twentieth USCOLD Annual Meeting and Lecture was held in Seattle, Washington, on July 10-14, 2000. The Theme of the Lecture was Dam O&M Issues — The Challenge of the 21st Century.
June 02 - 05, 1999Where:
USCOLD was the Sponsor of the Workshop on Numerical Analysis of Dams, held in Denver, Colorado, on June 2-5, 1999. The Workshop was organized by the ICOLD Ad Hoc Committee on Computational Aspects of Analysis and Design of Dams. The Bureau of Reclamation was the Co-Sponsor of the Workshop
May 17 - 21, 1999Where:
The Nineteenth USCOLD Annual Meeting was held May 17-21, 1999, in Atlanta, Georgia. The Southern Company was Host of the Meeting. The USCOLD Committee on Hydraulics of Dams, with support from the Committee on Construction and Rehabilitation, organized the Lecture. The theme of the Lecture was Dealing with Aging Dams.
August 10 - 14, 1998Where:
Buffalo, New York
The Eighteenth USCOLD Annual Meeting was held August 10-14, 1998, in Buffalo, New York. The New York Power Authority was the Host of the Meeting. The USCOLD Committee on Public Awareness, with support from the Committees on Dam Safety and Monitoring of Dams, organized the Lecture, which addressed the theme Managing the Risks of Dam Project Development, Safety and Operation.
April 07 - 11, 1997Where:
San Diego, California
The Seventeenth USCOLD Annual Meeting was held April 7-11, 1997, in San Diego, California. Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, San Diego County Water Authority, City of San Diego and Olivenhain Municipal Water Authority were Hosts of the Meeting. The USCOLD Committee on Materials for Embankment Dams, chaired by David E. Kleiner, organized the Lecture.
The theme of the Lecture was Non-Soil Water Barriers for Embankment Dams. Three technical sessions addressed the use of Asphalt Concrete, Concrete, and Geomembranes for Embankment Dams. Papers discussed several topics including facings and reservoir linings, cores, internal diaphragms, cutoff walls, performance and construction methods.
July 22 - 26, 1996Where:
Los Angeles, California
The Sixteenth USCOLD Annual Meeting and Lecture, held July 22-26, 1996, in Los Angeles, California, was hosted by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and Southern California Edison Company.
The theme of the Lecture was Seismic Design and Performance of Dams. The Lecture was organized by the USCOLD Committee on Earthquakes to address such topics as Seismic Parameters and Seismic Analysis Techniques for Dam Design; Seismic Design of Earthfill, Rockfill and Concrete Dams; Foundation Considerations; Seismic Design of Appurtenant Structures; Reservoir Triggered Seismicity; Seismic Instrumentation; Seismic Upgrades of Deficient Dams; and Case Histories.
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