Previous Conferences and Workshops

Fall 2022 Fundamentals of Facilitating a Semi-Quantitative Risk Analysis

When:

October 04 - 05, 2022

Where:

Lowry Conference Center, Denver, CO

Fall 2022 Fundamentals of Facilitating a Semi-Quantitative Risk Analysis

In-Person Workshop

Denver, CO

October 4-5 2022

Workshop is FULL  Click here for Waitlist

 Eligible for 16 PDHs

Overview / Learning Objectives

The Dam and Levee Safety industry is in the process of adopting Risk-Informed Decision Making (RIDM) as a framework for identifying and managing risks associated with dams and levees.  A core component of RIDM is risk analysis workshops. In these workshops a team of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), aided by a Facilitator:

1. Consider all the relevant information for a specific dam or levee (drawings, photos, history, studies, etc.)
2. Select the appropriate approach to …

 

Fall 2022 Understanding Potential Life Loss from Flooding; What’s going on inside LifeSim?

When:

October 04 - 05, 2022

Where:

Lowry Conference Center, Denver, CO

Fall 2022 Understanding Potential Life Loss from Flooding; What’s going on inside LifeSim?

In-Person Workshop

Denver, CO

October 4 – 5, 2022

 Eligible for 16 PDHs

The workshop will highlight how LifeSim was developed to effectively support reduction of life safety risks associated with flooding; evaluate existing and residual risks against tolerable risk guidelines; calculate life loss and economic damages; understand life loss dynamics associated with floods; and create or improve existing emergency action plans (EAPs).

Several Federal agencies and dam and levee owners have made significant efforts over the years to better understand and quantify the risk of their dam and levee portfolios. The dam and levee safety community is relatively familiar with potential failure mode analysis and estimating failure likelihoods, but there is less…

 

Investigation of the Feijão Tailings Dam Failure near Brumadinho, Brazil

When:

July 21, 2022

Where:

Online

Investigation of the Feijão Tailings Dam Failure near Brumadinho, Brazil 

July 21, 2022 – 10:00AM MDT 

Online Workshop

2 PDHs Available

At approximately 12:28 pm local time on J…

Safety Evaluation of Existing Dams International Technical Seminar and Study Tour, June 6-16, 2022

When:

June 06 - 16, 2022

Where:

The seminar is designed for managers, administrators, engineers, and geologists responsible for the design, construction, operation, maintenance, and safety of dams.  Lectures, case histories, and structured discussions covering all aspects of a dam safety examination program are led by Reclamation engineers or geologists with extensive experience and knowledge in the areas of design, construction, operation, maintenance, and dam safety. 

To register, go to https://www.usbr.gov/international/seminars.html or click below.

Consequences of Flooding: Understanding and Estimating Potential Loss of Life

When:

June 16, 2022

Where:

Online

Consequences of Flooding: Understanding and Estimating Potential Loss of Life

June 16, 2022 – 10:00AM MDT 

Online Workshop

2 PDHs Available

Explore the latest research and methods…

ICOLD 27th Congress – 90th Annual Meeting – Marseille (France)

When:

May 27 - June 03, 2022

Where:

Marseille France

The 27th Congress and 90th Annual Meeting of the International Commission on Large Dams will take place
from May 27 to June 3, 2022 at the Parc Chanot in Marseille.

The French Committee on Dams and Reservoirs (CFBR), which is organizing this event, will welcome more than 1000 delegates, and among them the world’s leading experts in the field of dams, representing the 104 member countries of ICOLD.

To learn more about the rich and dense program of this event:

Structural Behavior of Dams

When:

May 17 - 20, 2022

Where:

Online

Structural Behavior of Dams 

May 17-20, 2022 – 9:00 am MDT 

Registration is limited to 12 seats 

24 PDHs available

Bruce Brand’s “Structural Behavior of Dams” is a 4-d…

International Best Practices in Risk Analysis Workshop, April 18-22, 2022

When:

April 18 - 22, 2022

Where:

The primary goal of the workshop is to provide participants with an overview of Reclamation’s risk analysis methodology and its proper role within a RIDM oriented dam safety program. Participants at the workshop will gain an understanding of how potential failure modes (PFMs) are conceptualized and developed, how they can be modeled as finite sequences of events, and how the probabilities of those events can be estimated using expert judgment. The course will cover both embankment dams and concrete structures, and touch upon operational PFMs. 

We realize there are many uncertainties with the COVID-19 pandemic and Reclamation will continue to monitor the situation and adjust as needed. Due to agency Covid-19 restrictions, all events are limited to 45 participants. 

Event details are available on the US Bureau or Reclamation’s website https://www.usbr.gov/international/seminars.html

2022 USSD Annual Conference & Exhibition

When:

April 11 - 16, 2022

Where:

San Diego, CA

2022 Conference Tour Tickets – Not Registered for Conference

When:

April 15 - 16, 2022

Where:

Town & Country San Diego

SOLD OUT 

USSD 2022 Annual Conference Friday Field Tour

Friday April 15, 2022

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

We will tour the San Vicente and Lake Murray Dams. Tour price includes round tr…

Paid Ticket to Closing Wrap Party at Casa de Reyes

When:

April 14, 2022

Where:

Historic Old Town

Conference Wrap Party

SOLD OUT – Wait List Available

Don’t miss the party! Join us at Casa de Reyes  in Old Town San Diego to wrap up the exhibitions and technical sessions. Relax…

2022 USSD Scholarship 5K FUNds Run/Walk

When:

April 13, 2022

Where:

Town and Country San Diego-Riverfront Park

7th Annual USSD 

5K FUNds Run/Walk

  Wednesday, April 13, 2022

6:30-7:30a (check-in @ 6am)

Lace up those running/walking shoes for this annual 5k run/walk to benefit…

2022 Morning Fitness Class-Benefits USSD Scholarships

When:

April 12 - 13, 2022

Where:

Town and Country San Diego

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

When:

February 07 - 11, 2022

Where:

Online

Structural Behavior of Dams

When:

January 25 - 29, 2022

Where:

Online

Infrastructure Bill Overview – Member Only Event (free)

When:

December 13, 2021

Where:

Online

Specialty Geotechnical Workshop for Dam & Levee Investigations & Modifications

When:

December 06 - 08, 2021

Where:

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Westin Fort Lauderdale Resort December 6-8, 2021 This joint event, offered by AEG (Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists) and USSD, is limited to the first 100 registrants! Presentations will cover geotechnical investigations and dam modifications best practices and risk management, followed by a round table discussion with all the speakers. The goals of the […]

Reservoir Sedimentation and Sustainable Management

When:

November 18, 2021

Where:

Online

Performance Based Earthquake Engineering and Fragility of Dams

When:

November 16, 2021

Where:

Online

Role of Instrumentation in a Dam Safety Program

When:

November 08 - 15, 2021

Where:

Online

2021 Fall Workshop Series

When:

October 04 - November 12, 2021

Where:

Online

Reviewing HEC-RAS 2-D Models: Pretty Colorful Animations are Not Always Accurate

When:

November 03, 2021

Where:

Online

Probabilistic Flood Hazard Analysis

When:

October 26 - 27, 2021

Where:

Online

Filter and Drain Design and Construction Details

When:

October 21, 2021

Where:

Online

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

When:

October 04 - 08, 2021

Where:

Online

Instrumentation Data Analysis Tips and Tricks

When:

August 26, 2021

Where:

Online

Data Acquisition and Visualization

When:

July 22, 2021

Where:

Online

2021 USSD Conference

When:

May 10 - 21, 2021

Where:

Online

InSAR – Dam Safety Considerations and Applications

When:

April 22, 2021

Where:

Online

2021 Leveraging PFMA to Perform SQRA Virtual Workshop

When:

March 22 - 26, 2021

Where:

Online

2020 Fall Workshop Series

When:

October 01, 2020 - January 21, 2021

Where:

Online-more details to follow

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

When:

January 12, 2021

Where:

Online

Introduction to the Engineer of Record for Tailings Dams

When:

December 15, 2020

Where:

Online

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

When:

December 09 - 11, 2020

Where:

Online

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

When:

December 08, 2020

Where:

Online

2020 Fall Workshop Series: Instrumentation and Performance Monitoring of Dams

When:

November 10 - 19, 2020

Where:

Online

Seismic Thresholds for Embankment Dams & Their Return Periods

When:

November 18, 2020

Where:

Online

2020 Fall Workshop Series: Introduction and Overview of Rock Scour

When:

October 27 - 30, 2020

Where:

Online

What the f-N? Clarifying Misconceptions about Risk Plots

When:

October 21, 2020

Where:

Online

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

When:

October 20, 2020

Where:

Online

2020 Fall Workshop Series: Leveraging PFMA to Perform SQRA Webinar

When:

October 12 - 16, 2020

Where:

Online

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

2020 Fall Workshop Series: Introduction to Probabilistic Dam Breach Modeling

When:

October 06, 2020

Where:

Online

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

When:

October 01, 2020

Where:

Online

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

When:

September 11, 2020

Where:

Online

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