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The main role of the USSD Committee on Foundations is to undertake special studies, prepare reports, and collect and disseminate data regarding the overall engineering and geological aspects of foundations for large dams and their appurtenant structures, as well as the reservoir floor and rim. The impact these aspects have on safe performance of the project are also examined. Contact Info@USSDams.org for more information and to get involved.Learn More
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As I write this message to USSD members, my final one as President of the Board of the Directors, the FEMA National Dam Safety Program Technical Seminar has just ended. The 2021 theme was Risk Informed Decision Making and Benefit Cost Analysis for Dam and Levee Projects. In the introductory remarks, FEMA acknowledged USSD was instrumental in identifying speakers. This acknowledgement is a tribute to the USSD members who are industry leaders on these topics and were willing to share their expertise to advance Risk Informed Decision Making as a tool to improve decision making and improve the safety of the nation’s dam infrastructure. More importantly, it reinforces our values to be known as the premier, valid, reliable, and unbiased research-based resource.
During the past year we have shared our progress on the development of our new Strategic Plan (Plan). You have provided valuable input to develop strategies to achieve our objectives, and now I can announce the Board of Directors finalized the Plan at our winter board meeting. This is an important step forward, and
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