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Dam Safety 2022 | Association of State Dam Safety Officials

September 18 - 22, 2022

Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD
United States

We’re proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the Dam Safety 2022 conference. See our presenters share case studies and insights on the latest research and techniques in the dam and levee industry.   

Stop by and visit our exhibit booth to chat with our technical leaders and learn more about our innovative practices. We look forward to seeing you there! 

HDR ASDSO Presenters
HDR ASDSO Presenters

Our Dam Safety 2022 Sessions


8:30-10 a.m. | Opening General Session – 50th Anniversary of the Buffalo Creek Dam Failure  
Buffalo Creek Dam Failure – Reexamination of the Postulated Failure Mode 

  • Presenter: Keith Ferguson 

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Session 1 – Decade Dam Failures Series Part 1 
Fiftieth Anniversary of the 1972 Black Hills Flood and Subsequent Canyon Lake Dam Failure – A Disaster of PMP-level Proportions 

  • Presenter: Lee Mauney 

3:30-5 p.m. | Session 5 – Warning and Consequences  
Improved Monitoring at Upper Highline Dam to meet Colorado's Early Warning System Program Requirements 

  • Presenters: Lee Mauney, Loring Crowley and Eric Eisinger 

3:30-5 p.m. | Session 6 – Improving Inspections 
Together is Better – Complimenting Assessments Utilizing Rope Access and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles 

  • Presenters: Kenny Dosanjh, Matt Lynch, Eduard Egov and Michael Buga 

3:30-5 p.m. | Session 7 – Potpourri Grab N Go 
Homogeneous vs. Heterogeneous Concrete Considerations in PFMA 

  • Presenter: Amin Hariri 


1:30-3 p.m. | Session 14 - Decade Dam Failures Series Part II  
1912 Collapse of the Nashville City Reservoir: From Failure to Fortress 

  • Presenter: Dawning Wu 

3:30-5 p.m. | Session 23 - Advancements in Inundation Mapping
The Domino Effect – A Look Into Cascading Dam Failures 

  • Presenters: Mark Forest and Lee Mauney 


8:30-10 a.m. | Session 24 – Levee Management 
Common Levee O&M Pitfalls – Keeping Sponsors Above Water 

  • Presenters: Vicki Twerdochlib and Brice Stafne 

The Benefits of Active Levee Sponsor Engagement in the Inspection Process 

  • Presenters: Kimberly Lukas and Daniel Teak 

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Session 28 – Updates On The National Levee Safety Program 

  • Moderator: Elena Sossenkina 

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Session 30 - Advanced Geo Tech 
Investigating and Addressing Seepage and Slope Stability Issues at Oroville Dam 

  • Presenters: Les Harder, Mark Stanley, Christopher Krivanec and Sagar Raj Satyal 

1:30-3 p.m. | Session 32 – The Best Of The Rest 

  • Moderator: Chad Davis  

1:30-3 p.m. | Session 33 – Federal Funding and Communications Initiatives 
Conceptual Dam Safety Improvement Program Financed through Corps Water Infrastructure Financing Program 

  • Presenters: Bob Beduhn, Jeremy Cook, Derek Gardels and Cris Parker 

3:30-5 p.m. | Session 36 – Decade Dam Failures Series Part III
Impacts of a Slow Moving Hurricane: Agnes and the Breach of Lake Barcroft Dam 

  • Presenter: Paul Risher 

3:30-5 p.m. | Session 38 – Top Tips and Tools in Construction Management 
Leveraging Construction Manager at Risk for Efficient Dam Safety Portfolio Delivery 

  • Presenter: Chad Davis 

Reducing Risk, Schedule and Costs Via Construction Manager at Risk Delivery at Hargus Lake Dam 

  • Presenter: Pete Logsdon and Chad Davis  


Poster Lightning Talks 

DFIC Gate Structures – Snatched from Failure 

  • Presenters: Travis Ford and Janine Ninive 

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