ASDSO Learning Center

Welcome to the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) Learning Center. The Learning Center is your hub for ASDSO digital learning opportunities (Live Webinars, On-Demand Webinars, and Downloadable Webinars) as well as other downloadable educational offerings. To learn more about the various types of training programs offered in the Learning Center please visit the FAQ page. 

The Learning Center will also assist you in finding educational offerings based on your interest categories (make sure to update your profile so it knows what you're looking for) or the type of training you prefer!

Upcoming Webinars

  • Human Factors in the Oroville Dam Spillway Incident

    2.00 credits offered Includes a Live Event on 08/14/2018 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    This webinar will serve as a "Part 2" continuation of a prior ASDSO webinar which presented an overview of the findings of the forensic investigation by the six-person Independent Forensic Team, and will expand on the prior webinar's discussion of human, organizational, and industry factors contributing to the incident, beginning with the design of the project and continuing until the decision-making during the incident response.

  • Drone Technology Integrated into Dam Safety Inspections and Evaluations

    2.00 credits offered Includes a Live Event on 10/09/2018 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    This webinar presents an overview of drones and how this technology can be incorporated into dam safety inspections and evaluations.

  • Why Embankments Crack and How to Fix Them

    2.00 credits offered Includes a Live Event on 11/13/2018 at 12:00 PM (EST)

    This course is based on 50 years of NRCS experience with investigating and remediating cracked earth embankments. The presentation consists of two main sections, covering: 1) the nature of soil cracking and the associated internal erosion failure modes; and 2) how to remediate cracked earth embankments.

  • How to Conduct a Successful PFMA - Lessons Learned from Past Successes and Failures

    2.00 credits offered Includes a Live Event on 12/18/2018 at 12:00 PM (EST)

    The PFMA process has evolved over the years with new twists, ideas, and improvements to the process. Still, improvements are needed., Preparation, process, and team composition remain key factors in the success or failure of a PFMA. This webinar will provide examples (both good and bad) and some suggested guidance.

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