Faculty Resources

Faculty Resources
ASDSO can help you inspire the next generation of dam safety specialists. We offer a variety of faculty teaching aids and student support. 


ASDSO Speakers Bureau

Speakers are available for classes and student groups in all 50 states.

ASDSO Webinars

Archived and live webinars are each approximately 90-120 min. in length and suitable for classroom use. Topics from our library of 100+ webinars include:

  • Rehabilitation of Concrete Dams
  • Earthquake Hazards, Ground Motions and Dynamic Response
  • Developing Operations and Maintenance Manuals for Dams
  • Identifying Hazards and Improving Public Safety at Low Head Dams
  • Hydrology 101 for Dam Safety
  • Hydraulics 101: Intro to Hydraulics for Dam Safety
  • Hydrology 201 for Dam Safety
  • Hydraulics 201 for Dam Safety

...and many more!

YouTube Videos

The ASDSO channel has over a dozen short clips that provide an overview of what dam engineers do. Great for career presentations and those interested in internships. 

Expert Video Series

The "Historic Expert Video Series" developed for the National Dam Safety Program by the Interagency Committee on Dam Safety and the Bureau of Reclamation is suitable for classroom use. Six presentations are available, free of charge, from FEMA:

  • Dr. Ralph B. Peck. Seepage and Piping
  • Dr. Don U. Deere. Dam Foundations
  • Dr. John Lowe. Filters and Sinkholes/ Rapid Drawdown Stability
  • Dr. James K. Mitchell. Ground Improvements for Dam Safety
  • I. M. Idriss. Behavior of Embankment Dams During Earthquakes
  • Dr. Danny L. Fread. Dam Breach and Flood Wave Modeling

The Journal of Dam Safety

Published quarterly, each issue includes three technical and/or policy articles, a summary of recent news, a training calendar, announcements and advertisements.

ASDSO Information Services

ASDSO maintains a vast database of publications and resources related to dam and levee safety. It is an excellent source for faculty and student research. Library and research services are available as a member service and for a fee to non-members.

Note: Student/faculty services are only available within the United States