Dam Safety 2019: Poster Forum & Lightning Talks

*Please note the Poster Presentations & Lightning Talks are tentative and subject to change.
Updated May 1, 2019

Don't miss the Dam Safety 2019 Poster Forum and Lightning Talks! All posters are available for viewing throughout the conference whenever the exhibit hall is open. The always popular Lightning Talks take place on the exhibit hall stage Monday, September 9 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm. 

Fish Ladder in Nebraska? A Successful Case Study
John G. Petersen, Project Manager; and Jake Miriovsky, Project Manager, JEO Consulting Group, Inc.

85 Years of Change: The Lower Guard Wall at Charleroi Locks and Dam
Timothy A. Hampshire, P.E., Geotechnical Engineering Division Manager; and Michael D. Kennedy, P.E., Geotechnical Engineer, DLZ National, Inc.

Remote Sensing Inventory of Dams in the Amite River Basin, Louisiana
Dan Schmutz, MS, Chief Environmental Scientist/Vice President; Danny Goodding, MS, Environmental Scientist; and Stephanie K. Garvis, MS, Environmental Scientist, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.; Ed Knight, P.E., Dam Safety Program Manager; and Doug Taylor, P.E., Director, Dams, Levees and Reservoir Development, LA Department of Transportation and Development

Regional Semi-Empirical Site Response Model for Sacramento San-Joaquin Delta Levees
Tristan E Buckreis, Ph.D. Student, University of California, Los Angeles

Monitoring of Dams for safety purposes: why remote sensing and contact measurements must work together
Tony Simmonds, Director, Geokon; and Paolo Mazzanti, CEO, NHAZCA S.r.l., spin-off "Sapienza" Università di Roma

Regional Calibration of the Peak Rate Factor for the NRCS Dimensionless Unit Hydrograph Equation for the State of New Jersey
Michael Horst, Associate Professor, The College of New Jersey

Experimental Investigations of Flood Management by an Engineered Levee Breach
Ibrahim Adil Ibrahim, Ph.D. Candidate; Melih Calamak, Research Assistant Professor; Lindsey LaRocque, Research Assistant Professor; and Jasim Imran, Professor, University Of South Carolina

2018 Breach of Five Dams in Wisconsin - What Happened?
Karl Visser, Hydraulic Engineer; Mark McCurdy, Civil Engineer; Michel O. Dreischmeier, Agricultural Engineer; Tim P. Weisbrod, State Geologist; and Matt Blohowiak, Civil Engineer, USDA - NRCS

Loose Ended Levees? Levee Certification Process and Emergency Action Plan - A Case Study in Phoenix, Arizona
Hasan Mushtaq, Planning Branch Manager; and Frank Brown, Levee Safety Program Manager, Flood Control District of Maricopa County

Challenges Associated with the Development of an Emergency Action Plan in an Urban Setting
Natalie S. Rogers, Water Resources Engineer; and Trevor Grout, Water Resources Engineer, FTN Associates, Ltd.

Inundation Mapping and Emergency Action Plan – a California Dam Safety Initiative
Rajat Saha, Senior Engineer, Water Resources; and David Panec, Supervising Engineer, Water Resources, CA Department of Water Resources; Paul Risher, Senior Water Resources Engineer; and Abbas Dorostkar, Senior Water Resources Engineer, HDR

Preparing and Exercising Emergency Action Plans to Minimize Dam Safety Risk
Benjamin D. Claggett, Training and Exercise Coordinator/Emergency Management Specialist, Bureau of Reclamation

A New Tool for Summarizing Complex Results of Incremental Flooding Analysis
Carmen Soller, Staff Engineer, Schnabel Engineering

Emergency Preparedness of Select Dams during Hurricane Florence in North Carolina
Laura Shearin-Feimster, Senior Engineer; Mark Landis, Principal; Loring Crowley, Senior Engineer; and Scarlett Kitts, Schnabel Engineering

Repair or Replace? Considerations for Dam Rehabilitation
Joseph Kudritz, P.E., Civil Engineer; Brian Afek, P.E., Project Manager; Jared Deible, P.E., Technical Manager; and Ed Kaminski, P.E., Project Manager, Michael Baker International, Inc.

A ‘How To’ Construction Administration Guide: keeping the Project Engineer on task from End of Design to Start of Construction
Janelle S. Skoyen, P.E., Water Resources Engineer, Ayres Associates

Risk informed assessment and prioritization of twenty-three high hazard dams to develop and implement a watershed-wide risk reduction program
Sunit Deo, Senior Water Resources Engineer; Kelley Rich, Water Resources Engineer; and Cris Parker, HDR; and Alysha Girard, General Manager, Upper Brushy Creek WCID

The Story of a Crawfish Boil
Julie Eaton, EIT, Project Engineer; and Tulin Fuselier, P.E., Geotechnical Practice Leader, Weston & Sampson Engineers, Inc.

Performing Dam Safety Inspections with Mobile Data Collection Tools
Patrick W. Allen, Geotechnical Engineer; Molly O’Connor, Project Manager; and Megan Puncke, Project Manager, Black & Veatch

Numerical Simulation of Big Bay Lake Dam Breach
Mohammad Sadik Khan, Assistant Professor; Masoud Nobahar; and Patrick Stanley, Jackson State University; and Dusty Myers, MS Department of Environmental Quality

Dam Breach Modeling for Five Dams in Glendale California, Challenges and Lessons Learned
Martha Elena Cardona, Associate; Jeffery G. Powers, Senior Associate; and Adam Drozek, Principal Engineer, Hazen and Sawyer

Evaluation of Penstock Tunnel Leakage with Instrumentation
Tim Newton, Senior Geologist; David Tanner, Senior Civil Engineer; and Greg Dutson, Dam Safety Group Manager, Canary Systems

The Influence of Ice Cover Formation and Ice Jams on Performance of Hydropower Dams and Potential Upstream Flooding
Ahintha H. Kandamby, Ph.D., P.E., CFM, Water Resources Engineer; Shaun B Gannon, P.E., P.H., D.WRE, CFM, PMP, Subject Matter Expert/Technical Manager; and Jane Nicholson-Dourdas., AICP.,CFM, Urban Natural Resources Planner, O'Brien & Gere Part of Ramboll; and Ian M Knack., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Clarkson University

Investigation of the Causes of Uncertainty in Dam Breach Parameters Using a Numerical Model
Mustafa S. Altinakar, NCCHE, Director and Research Professor, The University of Mississippi; and Dusty Myers, Chief, Dam Safety Division, MS Department of Environmental Quality

Innovative and Conventional Methods of Characterizing and Evaluating Soil Liquefaction in Silty and Gravelly Deposits
Gregory Rollins; and Hannah Maas, Stantec; Michael Beaty, Beaty Engineering; and Ian Hunter, Grant Count Public Utility District

Gauging Consequences of Dam Failure Across Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Andrew Peach, P. Geo., EP; and Hua Zhang, Ph.D., P.Eng., Golder Associates, Ltd., Canada; and Paula Dawe, P. Eng., Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Erosion Reduction near Spillway Foundation using Bio-Cementation
Jinung Do, Student; Brina Montoya, Professor; and Mohammed Gabr, North Carolina State University

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