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Dam Safety 2020 | Association of State Dam Safety Officials

September 21 - 25, 2020

Virtual Conference
United States

We’re proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the Dam Safety 2020 virtual conference. See our presenters share case studies and insights on the dam and levee industry's latest research and techniques.  Visit our virtual exhibit booth to chat with our technical leaders and attend the Poster and Lightning Talks to learn more about our innovative practices.

Congratulations to Mark Baker for receiving the ASDSO 2020 National Award of Merit. This award honors an individual or entity contributing to dam safety on a national level and is chosen by the organizations board of directors.

Dam Safety 2020 Presenters

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Our Dam Safety 2020 Presenters and Poster/Lightning Talks:

Note: All times are listed in Eastern time.


1–2:30 p.m. | Concurrent Session #3: Decade Dam Failure Series Part I: Failed but Rebuilt
Alexander Dam: The Story of a Construction Failure on Kauai in 1930

  • Presenters: Abbas Dorostkar and Lee Mauney


11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | General Session: Report from the First ASDSO Dam Failure Investigation – The Spencer Dam Failure 
The Spencer Dam Failure Investigation 

  • Presenter: Mark Baker

1–2:30 p.m. | Concurrent Session #9: Rehab Construction: Intake and Outlet Works

  • Moderator: Arun Parsons

To Lift a Hoist or Torque a Trunnion for Tainter Gate Trunnion Friction Load Cases? 

  • Presenters: Asha Baradi, Kevin Gerst and Sam Planck


1–2:30 p.m. | Concurrent Session #16: Barrier Cutoff Walls & Grouting  

  • Moderator: Greg Yankey

1–2:30 p.m. | Concurrent Session #18: The Importance of Vigilance: Managing Risk during Rehabs
Risk Management for Dam Rehabilitation Projects 

  • Presenter: David Paul 

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Concurrent Session #22: Decade Dam Failures Series Part 3: Class of 2010

  • Moderator: Lee Mauney

3-4:30 p.m. | Concurrent Session #28: Let’s Talk About Improving Resiliency

  • Moderator: Chad Davis

3-4:30 p.m. | Concurrent Session #29: Federal, State and Local Perspectives
Comprehensive Needs Assessment for Oroville Dam and Appurtenant Facilities 

  • Presenters: Leslie Harder and Rhonda Robins

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Concurrent Session #32: A+ Case Studies
Emergency Replacement of Collapsed Spillway Underdrain Pipe

  • Presenter: Paul Woerrlein

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Concurrent Session #33: Decada Dam Failures Series Part II: Old Stories, New Lessons

  • Moderator: Elena Sossenkina

1-2:30 p.m. | Concurrent Session #35: Prioritizing thru Risk Analysis
Gated Side-Channel Spillway Capacity and Structural Stability of the Salt Springs Dam

  • Presenters: Abbas Dorostkar and Adrian Strain

Posters/Lightning Talks – View on Demand

Pyramid Dam Emergency Spillway: Comprehensive geologic and geotechnical investigation to quantify rock erodibility for an unlined emergency spillway

  • Presenters: Michael Buga, Eduard Egov and Dawning Wu