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Membership Overview


A world-class organization of dam industry professionals

USSD members advance the environmentally sustainable science of planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of dams, levees and associated civil engineering projects.


  • Collaborate on technical committees with international professionals
  • Help develop industry best practices for a safer, cleaner, healthier environment and economy
  • Receive free access to USSD publications
  • Receive ICOLD (International Commission on Large Dams) membership benefits

Premier source for technical information about dams and levees

USSD members' expertise covers all facets of dam and levee projects. In concert with them, USSD publishes White Papers, Guidelines, and our annual conference Proceedings to share both honed wisdom and cutting edge innovations. Hands-on workshops and technical webinars further contribute to the industry's body of knowledge. In addition, USSD serves as a trusted source of information for the media, the public, government, and others in the engineering practice.

International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD)

As the US representative to ICOLD, USSD members participate in the international advancement of dam and levee technology.  ICOLD opportunities include technical committees, conferences, symposia and congresses. Establish relationships and enhance technical skills with industry professionals from nearly 100 countries.


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