USSD Annual Conference and Exhibition

USSD Annual Conference and Exhibition

April 03, 2017 -
June 01, 2017

Anaheim Convention Center
800 W Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA
United States

Hope to see you at the U.S. Society of Dams (USSD) 2017 Annual Conference in Anaheim, California! This year's theme is It's a Small World: Managing Our Water Resources pointing to how the world is connected to a finite amount of water resources, especially fresh water. With so many interconnected competing interests for our limited water resources, collaboration from a diverse population is a necessity.

Our dams, levees and civil works experts will be joining other dam industry professionals around the world to share ideas, best practices and research.

Join us at one of our session below. Or stop by our exhibit booth #70 or at the HDR's sponsored Young Professionals reception to chat with our experts.


8 - 10 a.m. 
Plenary Session: It's a Small World - Celebrating our National Relationships
The Development of California's Water System and Water Management in California
Co-presenter: Leslie Harder 

1:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Track A, Session 1A: Conference Theme 
Dam Safety and Resilient Water Management: A Case for Dynamic Reservoir Operations
Presenter: Michael McMahon

The Nebraska Department of Natural Resources Coordinated Efforts in Flood Flows
Co-presenters: Bob Beduhn and John Engel

Track E, Session 2E: Gates and Valves
Fail Safe Design for Gated Structures Construction and Rehabilitation 
Presenters: Peter Davis and Mathew McGuire

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Poster Session on Construction
Validated Integrated Compaction Monitoring at TVA's Kif Coal Combustion Product Stacking Facility
Co-author: Eric Hageman

Poster Session on Monitoring
Reality Capture for Dam and Hydroelectric Facilities
Author: Adam Serock


1:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Track C, Session 5C: Earthquakes
Co-moderator: Kenwarjit Dosanjh

Track D, Session 5D: Levees
Co-moderator: Elena Sossenkina

Track D, Session 5D: Levees
U.S. Levee Safety Coalition and International Community of Practice, Recent Activities and Updates
Co-presenter: Elena Sossenkina

Track F, Session 5F: Safety & Security
Managing Threats Through Effective Security Programs
Co-presenter: A.C. Baehr


3 - 3:30 p.m.
Track D, Session 6D: Levees
Advances in Design Procedures for Relief Well Lines in Variable Urban Settings
Co-presenters: Joseph Weber and Mark Stanley

Design and Construction of Feather River West Levee Improvements
Co-presenters: Christopher Krivanec and Les Harder

Track F, Session 6F: Safety & Security
City of Dubuque, Iowa: Defining Emergency Actions with a Levee Breach Evaluation
Co-presenters: Andrew McCoy and Rusty Jones