Natural Resources Conservation Service Dam Design and Dam Safety Resources: Policy, Procedures, and Tools: Instructors

Steve Durgin, P.E.
National Design Engineer
Natural Resources Conservation Service


Steve Durgin P.E. is the National Design Engineer for the Conservation Engineering Division (CED) within the Science and Technology Deputy Area of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Washington, D.C.  In this capacity, he has responsibilities for dam safety and dam inventories, engineering job approval, design variance, and review of engineering reports.  He serves as the NRCS liaison with ASDSO.  On behalf of NRCS and USDA, he represents the director on the Inter-Agency Committee on Dam Safety (ICODS) and the National Dam Safety Review Board (NDSRB).  Steve has over 38 years of engineering experience in planning, designing, and constructing conservation practices in various positions.  Steve graduated from Clarkson University with a BS degrees in Social Sciences (Sociology), and Civil and Environmental Engineering.  He received a Master of Administrative Sciences (Public Administration) from the University of Montana.

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