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Invitation to National Dam Safety & Engineering Conference, Sept. 25-29, 2011 in Washington D.C.

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Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff involved in fields related to dam safety – including engineering, geology, hydrology, environmental and agricultural sciences, construction, risk assessment, and more – are invited to attend Dam Safety 2011, the 28th annual national conference of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO), to be held September 25-29 at the Gaylord National Resort Hotel, in the Washington, DC area at National Harbor, Maryland. The conference is expected to attract more than 900 attendees representing state and federal agencies, engineering consulting firms, researchers, dam owners, and others interested in dam safety from throughout the US and several foreign countries. Conference admission is free for university students who present a valid student ID. Professors are invited to bring their classes to the conference in order to give students the opportunity to attend the sessions, visit the exhibit hall, and network and learn about career opportunities, internships, scholarships, and more in a special hospitality lounge for students and young professionals. Technical sessions will begin on Monday, September 26 with a keynote address on national infrastructure needs by Ohio Congressman Steven C. LaTourette. Additional highlights include sessions on lessons learned from dam failures and incidents, best practices of state and local levee safety programs, and dam security, ten years after 9/11. The full agenda is posted at, on the Dam Safety 2011 pages. Students may register on-site, or by mailing, faxing or emailing the registration form by September 21. (Circle “comp” next to “Student” on the left-hand side of the form. The right column includes Membership rates.) Dam Safety 2011 is a fantastic opportunity for students who are interested in careers in engineering, geology, and water resources. Please forward to those who may be interested, and feel free to contact me if you have questions.


Sarah McCubbin-Cain
Association of State Dam Safety Officials
Additional Upcoming Events:
2012 ASDSO Southeast Regional Conference, May 6-9, Louisville, KY
Dam Safety 2012 National Conference, Sept 16-20, Colorado Convention Center, Denver
2012-2013 ASDSO Undergraduate Scholarship   Up to $10,000 awarded to undergraduates planning to graduate in 2013.  Application forms will be available soon.  Application deadline: March 31, 2012.

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