Membership


USSD is recognized as the preeminent society in the U.S. for professionals involved with all aspects of dams, including engineering, construction and rehabilitation, operation and maintenance, and safety of dams. The society also addresses related contemporary issues such as environmental effects, dam decommissioning and public awareness.

USSD Members participate in the advancement of dam technology by working on technical committees and attending USSD and ICOLD meetings, which provide an opportunity to establish relationships with water professionals from nearly 100 countries.

Members of USSD realize many benefits, including the following:

     ..updating professional skills
     ..professional interaction with peers
     ..exposure to new technology and practice
     ..study tours of U.S. and international water and dam projects
     ..opportunities to publish
     ..business contacts

Individuals

All Individual Members receive the USSD Newsletter, a discount on USSD publications and discounted registration fees for the USSD Annual Meeting and Conference and other USSD meetings or workshops.

Regular - Individuals of established professional competence who are involved in the field of dams are eligible to join. Annual dues are $95.

Life - Individuals qualified for membership may apply for life membership. Life Memberships are currently available for a one-time fee of $1,140.

Young Professional - Individuals qualified for membership, and who are age 35 years or younger, are eligible for Young Professional Membership. Annual dues are $50.

Student - Individuals with an interest in dams, and who are enrolled full time in a U.S. college or university program related to dams, are eligible for Student Membership. Annual Dues are $25; the first year is free.

Senior - Fully retired persons age 65 or older, who have been USSD Members for 20 years, qualify for Senior Membership. Annual dues are $50.

Organizations

Private and public organizations involved with dams and water resources activities are invited to join USSD. Membership gives these organizations an opportunity to support USSD and the dam profession. There are two levels of membership for organizations - Organizational and Sustaining.

Organizational Membership

Benefits of USSD Organizational Membership:

     ..The USSD Newsletter.
     ..One set of USSD publications in print and a copy of all future publications.
     ..Special Listing in each USSD Newsletter.
     ..A 20 percent discount on display advertising in each USSD Newsletter and Membership Directory.
     ..A 20 percent discount on exhibit space at USSD conferences.
     ..A link from the USSD website to the website of the Organizational Member.
     ..Four Individual memberships in USSD, two of which must qualify for Young Professional Membership (age 35 or younger).

Organizational Member Dues are $710 per year.

Sustaining Membership

Benefits of USSD Sustaining Membership:

     ..The USSD Newsletter.
     ..One set of USSD publications in print and a copy of all future publications.
     ..Special Listing in each USSD Newsletter.
     ..Free business card or quarter page ad in each USSD Newsletter and Membership Directory.
     ..A representative will receive a fully paid registration for each USSD conference.
     ..One free exhibit space at each USSD conference.
     ..A link from the USSD website to the website of the Sustaining Member.
     ..Ten Individual memberships in USSD, five of which must qualify for Young Professional Membership (age 35 or younger).

Sustaining Member Dues are $3,050 per year.


To join USSD, you may go directly to an on-line Membership Form or, download the Membership Application Form and return it to USSD by fax or mail.

Contact the USSD Denver Office for additional information

USSD
1616 Seventeenth Street, #483
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-628-5430, Fax: 303-628-5431,
e-mail: stephens@ussdams.org





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