2020 Fall Workshop Series

  • 01 Oct 2020
  • 9:00 AM
  • 20 Jan 2021
  • 5:00 PM
  • Online-more details to follow


Choose one or more of our dynamic virtual workshops for dam and levee professionals. 



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Leveraging PFMA to Perform SQRA (5-day webinar, 4.5 hours/day) 21 PDHs

It will cover review of the PFMA process and historically significant potential failure modes, TRGs, using the PFMA results to perform a SQRA (including additional required input and how to obtain it), estimating consequences including but not limited to life safety, assessing the results, and building the dam safety case. Click Here for more information and to register.


Instrumentation and Performance Monitoring of Dams (4, two-hour webinar Series) 8 PDHs

Presentations, exercises, and instrumentation equipment displays/demonstrations for improved insight, understanding, and effectiveness. Click Here for more information and to register. 


Introduction and Overview of Rock Scour (4, two-hour webinars) . 7 PDHs

Provides knowledge and understanding of information needed for a scour assessment, current tools and methods available to perform a scour assessment, and case histories on the use and interpretation of scour analyses results. This workshop will be limited to the characterization, evaluation, analysis, and remediation of erodibility of rock scour. Erodibility of soils will not be covered. Click Here for more information and to register. 


Understanding Potential Life Loss from Flooding - Shining a Light into the Black Box that is HEC-LifeSim (2, two-hour webinars) 4 PDHs

Provides an overview of dam and levee safety risk assessment activities and consequence estimates used within the decision-making process at all levels, specifically using HEC-LifeSim, a software tool for estimating economic damages and life loss. Click Here for more information and to register.


Introduction to Probabilistic Dam Breach Modeling 4 PDHs

As an introduction to the concept of probabilistic dam breach modeling and how it supports risk-informed decision making, attendees will learn the theory behind the Monte Carlo Method plus how it is applied to determining probabilities of flood from a dam breach event. Click Here for more information and to register.

Bureau of Reclamation's Consequences Estimating Methodology (RCEM) (1/2 Day Webinar) 4 PDHs

Provides an introduction to dam failure life loss estimation concepts with specific emphasis on the empirical RCEM approach. Attendees will come away with a basic knowledge of the use of the RCEM method, and the importance of life loss estimation in the dam safety risk analysis process. Click Here for more information and to register.

Regional Analysis Tools for Calculating the Magnitude of Extreme Floods (3, three-hour webinars) 9 PDHs

Three separate regional analysis techniques discussed in this workshop include Regional Flood Frequency Analysis (RFFA), Regional Precipitation Frequency Analysis (RPFA), and Probable Maximum Precipitation (PMP) analysis. Historical information collected by non-standard scientific measurement methods are also incorporated into the analysis. Novel methods of completing the analysis are presented using the results of studies completed in western US and Canada. Click Here for more information and to register.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

No registration is confirmed until full payment is received. Seating is limited and only those with paid status are guaranteed a workshop seat.

In order to take advantage of multi-webinar discounts, registration for more than one workshop must be made on the same date.

Cancellations must be received via email to info@ussdams.org  at least 2 weeks prior to start of workshop webinar, in order to receive a refund. Substitutions are accepted up until the day before workshop webinar.


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