Volunteer Opportunities
ASDSO has a number of committees, interest groups, task forces and work groups that meet throughout the year and work towards building a stronger dam and levee safety community. If you are interested in serving on an ASDSO committee please complete our committee interest form
 
Advisory Committee
The AdCom is a technical advisory committee, made up of private sector members. Members are chosen by the ASDSO Board of Directors.
 
Annual Conference Program Committee
Develops program and activities for ASDSO's Annual Conference.
 
Annual Awards Committee
Chooses the National Rehabilitation Project of the Year and coordinates additional ASDSO awards.
 
Committee on Education Outreach (Student Outreach)
The CEO works to: (1) stimulate interest among pre-college and higher education students in career opportunities in dam engineering and (2) increase the number of professionals who specialize in dam engineering and dam safety.
 
Constitution & Bylaws Committee
Recommends amendments to the voting membership for the Constitution and Bylaws.
 
Dam Design and Construction Committee
The mission of the committee is to identify and disseminate information on commonly accepted current engineering methods for use by designers, regulators, and decision-makers involved in the design and construction of small dams.
 
Dam Failure & Incidents Committee
The mission of the committee is to assist the states (in partnership with other stakeholders) to improve the current practice of investigating/learning from dam failures and incidents. 
 
Dam Failures & Incidents Subcommittee to Oversee Updates to the DamFailures.Org Website
This subcommittee is a collection of volunteers who research dam failure/incident case studies and develop lessons learned in order to add content to the DamFailures.Org website.
 
Dam Owner Outreach Advisory Committee
Oversees all outreach to dam owners, including the development of workshops, tools, and guidelines.
 
Dam Rehabilitation Funding Committee
The mission of the committee is to research potential funding mechanisms for the rehabilitation or removal of dams.

 

Finance Committee
The mission of this committee is to oversee the financial management and fundraising programs of ASDSO.
 
Guidance for Dam Safety Reviews of Engineering Designs - ASDSO Task Force
The mission of the Task Force is to develop guidance for state dam safety regulators with respect to their roles and responsibilities in the review of engineering designs for both new dams and upgrades to existing dams.
 
Legislative Activities Interest Group
Interest group members act as key contacts to educate federal and state officials about legislative reforms needed to promote and improve dam safety in the U.S.
 
Peer Review Committee
The mission of the committee is to oversee, evaluate, and improve the Peer Review Program. The objective of an ASDSO Peer Review is to provide professional guidance to improve the performance and management of dam safety programs.
 
Public Safety at Dams Committee
The mission of the committee is to promote public safety at and around dams.
 
Scholarship Committee
The mission of the committee is to provide an annual scholarship to undergraduate students.
 
Technical Journal Editorial Committee
Committee members select and review papers for ASDSO's quarterly Journal of Dam Safety.
 
Technical Training Committee
The mission of the committee is to support ASDSO's strategic goals of improving state dam safety programs and increasing the technical expertise of dam safety professionals and owners/operators, by developing and delivering high quality and accessible training opportunities.
 
Young Professionals Interest Group
The Young Professionals (YP) Interest Group works to engage the Young Professional demographic in the dam safety community through ASDSO participation and service. 
Special thanks to our sustaining members