Calero Dam, Santa Clara, California

2019 U.S. Society on Dams (USSD) Conference and Exhibition

April 8 - 12, 2019

Hilton Chicago Hotel
Chicago, IL
United States

Our dams and levees experts will be attending and presenting at the 2019 United States Society on Dams (USSD) Conference—the leading event in advancing the role of dam and levee systems and building the community of practice.

We hope to see you at any of our technical sessions where you can meet our professionals and learn about the latest in dams and levees, and their value in our society.

Our Presentations

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

TRACK 1 - 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 

1A: Advocacy

  • Moderator: Keith Ferguson

TRACK 2 - 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

2C: Conference Theme I Cedar Rapids, Iowa – A Second Chance for a Flooded City

  • Presenters: Matthew Redington and Michael Butterfield

2D: H&H (Hydraulics) | Flow Modeling of a Steep, Curved Spillway Chute

  • Presenters: Abbas Dorostkar and Sarah Christian

2E: Construction (Rehabilitation) | Upgrades for a Second Century at Duke Energy’s Bridgewater Hydroelectric Project

  • Presenters: Brian Reinicker, Brian Chrisman, and David Gerlach


A Study on Seismic Effects of Gate-Wall Interaction on Spillway Gates in an Existing Spillway

  • Presenter: Anurag Singhal

Three-Dimensional Finite Element Analysis of Levee Through Seepage Considering End-Around Effects

  • Presenter: Mark Stanley

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

TRACK 3 - 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

3B: Environment/Decommissioning

  • Moderator: Ali Reza Firoozfar

3D: Dam Safety II | How to Make a Business Case to Justify Dam Safety Improvements?

  • Presenters: Ali Reza Firoozfar, Keith Moen, and Adam Jones

3D: Dam Safety II | Decision Making in Dam Engineering

  • Presenters: Daniel Osmun and William Fiedler

TRACK 5 - 4–6 p.m. 

5A: Levees

  • Moderator: Elena Sossenkina

5A: Levees | Improving Levee Resiliency – Mitigating Failure Modes to Avoid Disasters in Great Britain and the United States

  • Presenter: Robert Beduhn

5C: Dam Safety III |  Information to Inform Design of Dams and Levees

  • Presenter: Elena Sossenkina