Previous Conferences and Workshops

10th Annual European Club Symposium

When:

October 25 - 30, 2016

Where:

Antalya, Turkey

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.

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ICOLD National Committees of the Americas International Symposium on Safety of Dams

When:

October 26 - 28, 2016

Where:

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…

2nd International Seminar on Dam Protection Against Overtopping

When:

September 07 - 09, 2016

Where:

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, …

International Symposium on the Mechanics of Internal Erosion for Dams and Levees

When:

August 08 - 11, 2016

Where:

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.

ISHS 2016

When:

June 27 - 30, 2016

Where:

Portland, Oregon

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/.

84th ICOLD Annual Meeting in Johannesburg South Africa

When:

May 15 - 20, 2016

Where:

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. 

USSD 2016 Annual Meeting and Conference

When:

April 11 - 15, 2016

Where:

Denver, Colorado

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. 

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2015 USSD Workshops

When:

November 02 - 04, 2015

Where:

Oakland, California

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.

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2015 USSD Annual Meeting and Conference

When:

April 13 - 17, 2015

Where:

Louisville, Kentucky

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.

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2014 USSD Annual Meeting and Conference

When:

April 07 - 11, 2014

Where:

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.

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2013 USSD Annual Meeting and Conference

When:

February 11 - 15, 2013

Where:

Phoenix, Arizona

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.

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2012 USSD Annual Meeting and Conference

When:

April 23 - 27, 2012

Where:

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.

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2011 USSD Annual Meeting and Conference

When:

April 11 - 17, 2011

Where:

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.

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2010 USSD Annual Meeting and Conference

When:

April 12 - 16, 2010

Where:

Sacramento, California

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.

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Levees Workshops

When:

October 13 - 15, 2009

Where:

Sacramento, California

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.

2009 USSD Annual Meeting and Conference

When:

April 20 - 24, 2009

Where:

Nashville, Tennessee

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.

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2008 USSD Annual Meeting and Conference

When:

April 28 - May 02, 2008

Where:

Portland, Oregon

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.

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2007 USSD Annual Meeting and Conference

When:

March 05 - 09, 2007

Where:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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.

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Dam Surveillance and Monitoring Workshops

When:

October 09 - 10, 2006

Where:

Sacramento, California

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.

2006 USSD Annual Meeting and Conference

When:

May 01 - 05, 2006

Where:

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.

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2005 USSD Workshop

When:

October 05 - 06, 2005

Where:

Durango, Colorado

A Workshop on Practical Seepage Considerations for Embankment Dams — The Design and Construction Perspective was held in Durango, Colorado, on October 5-6, 2005.

2005 USSD Annual Meeting and Conference

When:

June 06 - 10, 2005

Where:

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.

2004 USSD Annual Meeting and Conference

When:

March 29 - April 02, 2004

Where:

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.

2003 USSD Annual Meeting and Conference

When:

April 14 - 18, 2003

Where:

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.

2002 USSD Annual Meeting and Conference

When:

June 24 - 28, 2002

Where:

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.

2001 USSD Annual Meeting

When:

July 30 - August 03, 2001

Where:

Denver, Colorado

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

2000 USCOLD Annual Meeting

When:

July 10 - 14, 2000

Where:

Seattle, Washington

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.

Fifth Benchmark Workshop on Numerical Analysis of Dams

When:

June 02 - 05, 1999

Where:

Denver, Colorado

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

1999 USCOLD Annual Meeting

When:

May 17 - 21, 1999

Where:

Atlanta, Georgia

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.

1998 USCOLD Annual Meeting

When:

August 10 - 14, 1998

Where:

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.

1997 USCOLD Annual Meeting

When:

April 07 - 11, 1997

Where:

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.

The Sixteenth USCOLD Annual Meeting and Lecture

When:

July 22 - 26, 1996

Where:

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.