National Dam Safety Program Technical Seminar No. 21
Current and Available Guidelines, Tools, and Resources for Dam Design, Evaluation, Remediation, Operation, and Maintenance
The National Dam Safety Review Board – Work Group on Dam Safety Training is pleased to announce the Twenty-First Annual National Dam Safety Program Technical Seminar, "Current and Available Guidelines, Tools, and Resources for Dam Design, Evaluation, Remediation, Operation, and Maintenance". The seminar will take place February 19-20, 2014, on the campus of the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
A vast amount of free or low-cost information is available to people that work in the area of dams and dam safety. Though principally available via the internet, other sources exist. For the most part, the information is available from federal agencies, state organizations, and professional organizations. Much of it has been developed through cooperative interaction involving federal, state, local, and private sector professionals.
- I am aware of some of this information, but how do I find more of it?
- How do I know what information is current and appropriate to use today, versus information that is out-of-date and should no longer be relied upon?
These questions will be addressed in this seminar. The seminar will include presentations regarding information available from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the National Weather Service (NWS), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), several state organizations, the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO), the United States Society on Dams (USSD), the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and the Centre for Energy Advancement through Technological Innovation (CEATI), among others. The presentations will cover a broad spectrum of available information, including flood and earthquake information, emergency preparedness, inundation mapping, design, operations and maintenance, evaluation and analysis, risk analysis, remediation, etc.
The seminar is intended for dam safety professionals, bringing together inspectors, designers, consultants, owners, contractors, and regulators for two days of presentations and discussions. The seminar will conclude with an open discussion period. Take advantage of this FREE worthwhile training and plan now to attend! The link for further information and applying to attend NETC course E-0274 is: http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/dsts/index.asp