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United States Society on Dams

USSD is a world class organization of dam industry professionals who advance the environmentally sustainable science of planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of dams, levees and associated civil engineering projects. Our members lead the nation, and work with partner organizations worldwide, to resolve the world’s most critical resource problem: access to clean water.

Upcoming Events and Activities

Fundamentals of Facilitating a SQRA


Join us in September 2024 for Fundamentals of Facilitating a SQRA. This course is intended for SMEs with risk analysis experience who wish to learn the role and responsibilities of a risk analysis facilitator. This course will be delivered via a 1/2-day virtual session and a 2 day in-person session where participants will have opportunities to practice their taught skills in breakout sessions. Click the link below to learn more and register today.

2025 Annual Conference Call For Abstracts

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The Call for Abstracts for
the 2025 Annual Conference is

We are accepting submissions for:
• Technical Presentations
• Special Topics
• Legacy Lecture
• Plenary Session
• Workshops

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