If you are a USSD member and are interested in joining or learning more about one of our technical committees, please contact us at Info@USSDams.org.
The USSD Advocacy Committee serves as the clearinghouse to establish the position of USSD for any initiative that supports national, state, and local programs, legislation, and responses to significant events related to dams, levees, and water resources.
USSD annually honors individuals and organizations through three awards: Lifetime Achievement Award, Award of Excellence in the Constructed Project, and Outstanding Paper Award. A President’s Award is given at the discretion of the President.
USSD scholarships are awarded annually to graduate students enrolled in dam-related programs.
Plans the technical program for the annual conference.
Promotes all aspects of dam safety and security through study, compilation and interchange of information on legislation, policy, technical developments and actual performance and security requirements of dams and reservoirs; maintains information by states as to the laws relating to safety and security of dams and compiles information on dam safety and security incidents or failures of dams. Develop programs and tools which gather and disseminate dam safety and security information, coordinate and provide dam safety and security training for USSD members, and establish cooperative arrangements and partnerships with other organizations for the purpose of enhancing the dam safety and security of dams within the United States.
Bureau of Reclamation
Mohammad Amin Hariri Ardebili
Undertakes special studies, prepares reports and collects and disseminates data regarding the use of synthetic and natural materials in the construction of embankment dams.
Bureau of Reclamation
Studies 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.
Compiles, analyzes, develops and disseminates information relating to the hydraulics of dams and appurtenant structures. The scope of Committee activities includes water resources projects in the planning, design, construction and operations phases.
Addresses levee issues, including levee systems, safety and safety programs, risk assessment and management, dam vs. levee concerns, levee security, peer and independent reviews, and other non-technical issues related to levees that are inter-disciplinary.