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National Organizations Commemorate National Dam Safety Awareness Day – May 31st

May 31, 2016 For Immediate Release Contact: Gene Guilford, U.S. Society on Dams, gene@ussdams.org, 860-989-0756 Lori Spragens, Association of State Dam Safety Officials, lspragens@damsafety.org, 859-550-2788 Linda Church Ciocci, National Hydropower Association, linda@hydro.org, 202-750-8399 Theresa Engler, Deep Foundations Institute, tengler@dfi.org, 973-423-4030 Lynn Badgley, American Society of Civil Engineers, lbadgley@asce.org, 703-295-6406 May 31st is National Dam Safety […]

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Cannelton hydroelectric plant nears completion

A hydroelectric plant under construction for nearly seven years next to the Cannelton Locks and Dam is almost finished and is expected to begin generating electricity for customers in March, according to a company official. American Municipal Power began building the 84-megawatt, triple-unit plant on the Ohio River in 2009 at a cost then estimated […]

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USSD 2017 Annual Meeting Call for Papers – It’s a Small World: Managing Our Water Resources

On behalf of John Wolfhope of Freese & Nichols, Inc., President of the USSD Board of Directors, and Dina Hunt of MWH, Chair of USSD’s 2017 Annual Meeting Planning Committee, it is our pleasure to issue this Call for Papers for USSD’s 2017 Annual Meeting. Our 2017 event will be held at the Marriott Hotel […]

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In the CPP Era, Hydro Is More Important Than Ever

As the US National Committee of the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD), the United States Society on Dams (USSD) is the nation’s foremost organization for advancing the role of dams and levee systems in America, as well as for building the community of practice among the thousands of professional engineers who work on dam […]

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Local officials drink in what the new Ragged Mountain Dam provides

“Cold and slightly damp, standing over a remote body of water collecting Thursday morning’s rainfall, local government and utility officials smiled as they held a toast to the world’s most important natural resource.” From the Charlottesville Daily Post, May 5, 2016. Read the entire article here.

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Meet The Next Generation of Women in Engineering

The UK has the lowest percentage of female engineers of all countries in Europe. What’s stopping women getting into the sector? This article from The Guardian, dated May 3rd, highlights women in engineering and the issues unique to women entering the profession.

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Wesleyan College Students Learn About Water Management

The Mount Higby Dam and Reservoir is a special place in the Middletown, Connecticut region. Thousands enjoy recreation in the Mt. Higby Preserve, that includes fishing, boating and swimming on Black Pond, adjacent to the reservoir, each year. The Black Pond Wildlife Management area, located within the Preserve, is home to hundreds of species of […]

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USSD Supports STEM Education In Denver

The individual speaking in the picture, above, Joe Saboe, Director of Denver Public Schools Career/Connect. Both Joe and Mary McGee, Senior Director of Major Gifts, Denver Public Schools Foundation attended the awards banquet. Joe is employed by DPS, Mary is a volunteer. Joe accepted a donation of $3.095 from USSD in support of STEM Education […]

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