Previous Conferences and Workshops

2021 USSD Conference

When:

May 10 - 21, 2021

Where:

Online

USSD Virtual Annual Conference

May 10-May 21, 2021

Safety, Security, and Emergency Response in the 21st Century

Eligible for up to 38 PDHs and or 3.8 CEUs

Due to the ongoing CO…

InSAR – Dam Safety Considerations and Applications

When:

April 22, 2021

Where:

Online

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InSAR – Dam Safety Considerations and Applications 

2.0 PDHs available

This webinar will be focused o…

2021 Leveraging PFMA to Perform SQRA Virtual Workshop

When:

March 22 - 26, 2021

Where:

Online

Leveraging PFMA to Perform SQRA

5-Day Virtual Workshop

March 22-26, 2021

Eligible for 20 PDH credits

Description

Despite the criticism that Potential Failure Mode Analys…

2020 Fall Workshop Series

When:

October 01, 2020 - January 21, 2021

Where:

Online-more details to follow

Choose one or more of our dynamic virtual workshops for dam and levee professionals. 

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Just Go with the Flow: A Phased Approach to Understanding Your Spillway

When:

January 12, 2021

Where:

Online

Just Go with the Flow: A Phased Approach to Understanding Your Spillway

2 – hour Webinar

Jan. 12, 2021

11:00 am – 1:00 pm MST

 Eligible for 2 PDH credits

Description

Introduction to the Engineer of Record for Tailings Dams

When:

December 15, 2020

Where:

Online

Introduction to the Engineer of Record for Tailings Dams1.5 hour Webinar
Dec. 15, 2020

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm MST

 Eligible for 1.5 PDHs

Description

This webinar will provide…

2020 Fall Workshop Series: Regional Analysis Tools for Calculating the Magnitude of Extreme Floods

When:

December 09 - 11, 2020

Where:

Online

USSD 2020 Fall Workshop Series

Regional Analysis Tools for Calculating the Magnitude of Extreme Floods

Three, 3 – hour Webinars (9 hours total)

Dec. 9-11, 2020

9:00 am – 12:00 pm MST

2020 Fall Workshop Series: Reclamation Consequences Estimating Methodology (RCEM)

When:

December 08, 2020

Where:

Online

USSD 2020 Fall Workshop Series

Reclamation’s Consequences Estimating Methodology (RCEM)

4 – hour Webinar

Dec. 8, 2020

9:00 am – 1:00 pm MST

 Eligible for 4 PDHs

Descrip…

2020 Fall Workshop Series: Instrumentation and Performance Monitoring of Dams

When:

November 10 - 19, 2020

Where:

Online

USSD 2020 Fall Workshop Series

Instrumentation and Performance Monitoring of Dams

4-Part Webinar Series

9:00 – 11:00 am MST over 4 days

Eligible for 8 PDHs

Description

This Works…

Seismic Thresholds for Embankment Dams & Their Return Periods

When:

November 18, 2020

Where:

Online

Seismic Thresholds for Embankment Dams & Their Return Periods

90-Minute Webinar, 9:00 – 10:30 am MST

Eligible for 1.5 PDHs

Description

The webinar will describe the pr…

2020 Fall Workshop Series: Introduction and Overview of Rock Scour

When:

October 27 - 30, 2020

Where:

Online

USSD 2020 Fall Workshop Series

Introduction and Overview of Rock Scour –

4, 2-hour webinars

10:00 am – Noon MDT over 4 days

Eligible for 8 PDHs

Description

One of the many lesson…

What the f-N? Clarifying Misconceptions about Risk Plots

When:

October 21, 2020

Where:

Online

What the f-N? Clarifying Misconceptions about Risk Plots

1- hour Webinar

Oct. 21, 2020 11:00 am – Noon MDT

Eligible for 1 PDH

Description

Risk analysis results for dam safe…

Evaluating Complex Systems as Part of a Semi-Quantitative Risk Assessment

When:

October 20, 2020

Where:

Online

Evaluating Complex Systems as Part of a Semi-Quantitative Risk Assessment

1- hour Webinar 

Oct. 20, 2020 1:00 – 2:00 pm MDT

Eligible for 1 PDH

Description

An important…

2020 Fall Workshop Series: Leveraging PFMA to Perform SQRA Webinar

When:

October 12 - 16, 2020

Where:

Online

Leveraging PFMA to Perform SQRA

5-Day Webinar

Oct. 12 – 16, 2020

9:30 am – 2:00 pm MDT each day

Eligible for 21 PDHs

Description

Despite the criticism that Potential Failure…

2020 Fall Workshop Series: Understanding Potential Life Loss from Flooding – Shining a Light into the Black Box that is HEC-LifeSim

When:

October 07 - 08, 2020

Where:

Online

USSD 2020 Fall Workshop Series

Understanding Potential Life Loss from Flooding – Shining a Light into the Black Box that is HEC-LifeSim

Two, 2-hour webinars

Oct. 7 – 8, 2020, 9:00 – 11:0…

2020 Fall Workshop Series: Introduction to Probabilistic Dam Breach Modeling

When:

October 06, 2020

Where:

Online

USSD 2020 Fall Workshop Series

Introduction to Probabilistic Dam Breach Modeling

4-hour webinar 

Oct. 6, 2020 9:00 am – 1:00 pm MDT

Eligible for 4 PDHs

Description

Asphalt Core Embankment Dams (ACED) – Why, Where and How?

When:

October 01, 2020

Where:

Online

Asphalt Core Embankment Dams (ACED) – Why, Where and How?

1- hour Webinar

Oct. 1, 2020 9:00 – 10:00 am MDT

Eligible for 1 PDH

Description

Asphalt has been used in eng…

Specialized Communication for Engineers – #3 The Business Skill of Likability

When:

September 11, 2020

Where:

Online

USSD Leadership Webinar Series

Specialized Communication for Engineers

#3 The Business Skill of Likability

Learn what makes people likable grow your business through elevated touchpoints. The…

Specialized Communication for Engineers – #2 Culture-building Conversations

When:

September 10, 2020

Where:

Online

Specialized Communication for Engineers – #1 Crisis Communication

When:

September 09, 2020

Where:

Online

Advanced Communication for Engineers- #3 Build Your Tribe

When:

August 28, 2020

Where:

Online

Advanced Communication for Engineers- #2 Prepare for Difficult Conversations

When:

August 27, 2020

Where:

Online

Advanced Communication for Engineers- #1 Executive Presence for Online Meetings

When:

August 26, 2020

Where:

Online

Communication Fundamentals for Engineers- #3 Winning Presentations

When:

August 21, 2020

Where:

Online

Communication Fundamentals for Engineers- #2 Be Heard!

When:

August 20, 2020

Where:

Online

Communication Fundamentals for Engineers-#1 Communicate with Anyone!

When:

August 19, 2020

Where:

Online

Professional Ethics Webinar

When:

June 02, 2020

Where:

Online

2020 USSD Conference and Exhibition

When:

April 20 - 24, 2020

Where:

Denver, CO -- Hyatt Regency Denver Convention Center

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Conference was canceled. Webinars on select papers that would have been presented at the conference will be available later in the year.

 

Leveraging Potential Failure Mode Analyses to Perform Semi-Quantitative Risk Assessments

When:

October 29 - 31, 2019

Where:

Lowry Conference Center, 1061 Akron Way, Denver, CO 80230

Static Liquefaction Workshop

When:

July 09 - 10, 2019

Where:

AECOM 6200 S. Quebec St., Greenwood Village, CO 80111

FEMA National Dam Safety Program: Rapid Dam Break, Flood and Consequence Assessment: Preparedness, Response, Recovery and Mitigation Risk Assessments

When:

May 14 - 15, 2019

Where:

FEMA Conference Center, 400 C St SW, Room A, Washington, DC 20024

2019 USSD Conference and Exhibition

When:

April 08 - 11, 2019

Where:

Chicago, Illinois -- Hilton Chicago Hotel

2019 USSD Scholarship 5K FUNds Run/Walk

When:

April 10, 2019

Where:

Hilton Chicago

2018 ICOLD 86th Annual Meeting Vienna

When:

July 01 - 08, 2018

Where:

Vienna, Austria

2018 USSD Conference and Exhibition

When:

April 30 - May 04, 2018

Where:

Hyatt Regency Miami, 400 SE Second Avenue, Miami FL

The Challenges of Dams in Cold Climates

When:

September 20 - 22, 2017

Where:

Girdwood, Alaska (near Anchorage)

Lessons Learned from Recent Tailings Dam Failures: A Path Forward

When:

September 14 - 15, 2017

Where:

San Antonio, TX

ICOLD 85th Annual Meeting

When:

July 03 - 08, 2017

Where:

Prague, Czech Republic

USSD 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibition

When:

April 03 - 08, 2017

Where:

Anaheim, California

ICOLD National Committees of the Americas International Symposium on Safety of Dams

When:

October 26 - 28, 2016

Where:

Mexico City, Mexico

2nd International Seminar on Dam Protection Against Overtopping

When:

September 07 - 09, 2016

Where:

Fort Collins, Colorado

International Symposium on the Mechanics of Internal Erosion for Dams and Levees

When:

June 27 - 30, 2016

Where:

The Event Venue

Sixth International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures (ISHS 2016)

When:

June 27 - 30, 2016

Where:

The Event Venue