Upcoming USSD Conferences and Workshops

Fall Workshops – In Person


October 03 - 05, 2023


900 Auraria Pkwy. Denver, CO 80204

2023 Fall Workshops


October 3-5, 2023

1-day  and 2-day workshops, including:

Rock Scour

Dams in Revit

Role of Instrument…


DLS-208: Internal Erosion Risk Assessment


November 14 - 16, 2023


Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown 1701 Commerce Street Fort Worth, Texas

𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲 𝗢𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄

Through this training course, establish the essential skills for assessing internal erosion potential failure modes in support of dam and levee risk assessments. This course provides pertinent background related to physics and mechanics of the internal erosion processes, summarizes important case histories, and identifies best practices for estimating probabilities of failure.

Physics-based analytical models are central to assessing internal erosion potential failure modes, and an in-depth understanding of their application is essential to informing judgment for sound and consistent risk-informed decision-making. This training course includes demonstrations and hands-on practice with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Risk Management Center (RMC) Internal Erosion Suite of toolboxes.

𝗧𝗮𝗿𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗔𝘂𝗱𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲

Intermediate (200 series) courses at this level are devoted to a particular discipline. Intermediate courses may require a prerequisite at the fundamental level.

This course is designed for geotechnical engineers and scientists with 5-15 years of experience, who are involved in quantitative risk assessment of internal erosion failure modes.

More information, and registration form, available via the below Details link:


2024 USSD Annual Conference & Exhibition


April 22 - 27, 2024


Seattle, WA

Call for Abstract Closes Thursday, July 13, 2023. For more information, see our General Guidelines. More conference information coming soon.