Links & Downloads

2015 USSD Levee Workshop

International Levee Handbook

The International Levee Handbook (ILH) provides a guide to the evaluation, design, construction, implementation, maintenance and management of levees in one single comprehensive handbook and offers international good practice on levees. The handbook has been written by a core team of experts and practitioners from the United States, Germany, Netherlands, France, UK and Ireland. The effort in the US was a collaboration among the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Department of Homeland Security, professional organizations, private consulting firms, academia, and other levee stakeholders.  Download the ILH here (

The US Levee Coalition in cooperation with the USACE presented a series of webinars on the recently published ILH. Each webinar covered a specific topic presented by lead authors of the ILH.  The webinars are brought to you by the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) and USACE on behalf of the Levee Coalition.   Archived webinars can be accessed here (

US Levee Coalition, which currently includes ASDSO, the United States Society on Dams (USSD), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies (NAFSMA), and the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), fully supports and endorses the ILH. We regard the handbook as an important document in levee safety for reference in the application of international codes and manuals.


ActewAGL Educational Site

Army Corps of Engineers

Army Corps of Engineers Digital Visual Library

Association of State Dam Safety Officials

Bobber Water Safety Dog

Bureau of Reclamation

Building Big

California Department of Water Resources

Canadian Hydropower Association

Dams and the World’s Water

Elementary Education Degree

Engineering Degrees

Foundation for Water and Energy Education (developed school materials)


Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Freshwater Reservoirs

Hydroelectric Energy

Hydro Research Foundation (Research and Education)

International Hydropower Association

Las Vegas and Water in the West (UNLV Libraries)

NC GreenPower

National Hydropower Association

Northwest Hydropower Association

National Inventory of Dams (Dams in your backyard!)

Nova interactive

People Power (grassroots efforts on hydro issues)

San Diego Water Authority

National Park Service Teacher Class Guide – Dams

National Park Service Teacher Class Guide – Watershed

National Park Service Teacher Class Guide – Energy

National Park Service Teacher Curriculum Materials