Brasfield Dam

2024 U.S. Society on Dams (USSD) Conference

April 22 - 26, 2024

Westin Seattle
Seattle, WA
United States

Ripple Effect: Amplifying the Importance of the Dam Industry

Our dams and levees experts will be attending and presenting at the 2024 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. Be sure to check out our exhibit located at Booth 61 while you’re there. 

Our USSD Conference Presentations

Tuesday, April 23

Expedited Assessment of Dam’s Seismic Collapse Capacity

  • 11:20–11:45 a.m. | Track: Concrete
  • Presenter: Amin Hariri

Cyclopean Concrete Spillways – Coring, Testing and Repair

  • 2:30–2:55 p.m. | Track: Concrete
  • Presenters: Reza Farahani, Ufuk Dilek, Casey Nickols

The Risk of Data Gaps in the Levee Design Process  

  • 4:55–5:20 p.m. | Track: Levees – Tools and Project/Program Implications
  • Presenters: Kimberly Lukas, Daniel Teak

Wednesday, April 24

Comparing Radial Gate Analyses With New and Outdated USACE Design Manuals: A Case Study  

  • 9:35–10 a.m. | Track: Dam Safety – Reducing Uncertainty
  • Presenters: David Hernandez, Travis Ford

Transforming the Nation's Understanding of Risk - Why a Risk Estimate is Not Enough

  • 10:20-10:45 a.m. | Track: Human Factors
  • Presenter: Stephanie White

Human Factors in Dam Failures

  • 11:35 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Track: Human Factors
  • Presenter: Sharon Roach

Dams and February 2023 Turkey Earthquake - Part 1: Understanding Mechanism, Recordings and Monitoring

  • 2-2:25 p.m. | Track: Turkey Post-Earthquake Reconnaissance
  • Presenter: Amin Hariri

Dams and February 2023 Turkey Earthquake - Part 2: Assessing Reported Damage to Embankments

  • 2:25-2:50 p.m. | Track: Turkey Post-Earthquake Reconnaissance
  • Presenter: Amin Hariri

What’s the Probability of My Dam Failing?

  • 3:30–3:55 p.m. | Track: Dam Safety – Risk Process
  • Presenter: Rick Schultz  

Thursday, April 25

Instrumentation Lifecycle: Planning, Installation, Maintenance and Troubleshooting Considerations with Site Visits

  • 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Presenters: Greta Backman, Patrick White

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