University of Vermont

Vermont Water Resources & Lake Studies Center

Dam Safety Convention, Denver, CO


September 16-21, 2012

Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO


5th Annual National Dam Security Forum
September 18th & 19th 
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) are collaborating for the fifth consecutive year to conduct the Annual National Dam Security Forum in conjunction with the ASDSO Annual Dam Safety '12 conference.

The Forum will provide participants with the opportunity to obtain information on a variety of technical and non-technical issues pertaining to the safety, security, and protection of the Nation's dams and related infrastructure.
Not planning on attending the entire conference?? Register for either one or both days of the forum by taking advantage of the one-day registration fee of $225 (ASDSO Member) for each day.
Specialty Workshop: Dam Break Flood Simulation - Doing It Faster and Simpler (DSS-WISE)
September 20th

There is no additional fee to attend this workshop, but advance sign-up is required. Please email ASDSO and ask to have your name added to the participant list. The objective of this workshop is to present the working principles of the DSS-WISE model, discuss the characteristics of the DSS-WISE "Lite" implementation, and give workshop participants hands-on experience with using the software tools. 

This special version of the DSS-WISE software -called DSS-WISE "Lite"-is now available for performing first-tier dam-break simulation and mapping automatically using a simple, graphical user interface connected to the Dams Sector Analysis Tool (DSAT). DSAT is a Web-based platform that provides secure access to multiple analytical modules and applications. One of the important features of DSAT is its geospatial viewer, which allows users to automatically set up a dam-break flood simulation using DSS-WISE Lite. See the Specialty Workshops page of the Dam Safety 12 website for agenda details to be posted soon. 


Conference Registration Fees (before August 26th)

$645 Full Conference - ASDSO Member Rate $225 One-Day - ASDSO Member Rate
$750 Full Conference - Non-Member Rate $275 One-Day - Non-Member Rate




Hotel Information

The Hyatt Regency at the Colorado Convention Center is offering Dam Safety '12 conference attendees deluxe guestrooms at the conference rate of $149 plus tax per night. The cutoff date is August 14, 2012. Reservations can be made by calling 800-233-1234. Identify yourself as being with the Association of State Dam Safety Officials, or refer to Group Code ASD to get the group rate. If the Hyatt rooms sell out, please visit the Dam Safety '12 website for info on alternative accommodations.



Contact: ASDSO


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