Indiana Dam Information, Resources, and Training (DIRT)


Greenwood, IN




The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) invites you to participate in a one-day Dam Information, Resources, and Training (DIRT) Conference for Dam Owners, Operators, and Local Officials on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, at Valle Vista Golf Club & Conference Center, 755 East Main Street, Greenwood, IN, 46143.

This multi-speaker conference has been created to bring dam owners/operators together with members of the professional dam safety community and various supporting professions. 

Topics Include: 

  • Kinsman Lake Dam Failure Case Study
  • Updating and Practicing IEAPs
  • Eel River Dam Removal Case Study
  • 15th Anniversary of the June 2008 Flood
  • Little Harmonie Dam Rehabilitation Case Study
  • Conducting a Successful PFMA Workshop
  • Geotechnical Investigations for Dams

Back by Popular Demand: 

Are you a relatively new dam owner, a newly elected ownership board member, or want to strengthen your knowledge of basic terminology and fundamental dam safety issues? Then consider joining our new Dam Ownership 101 Track. You will gain a better understanding of ownership responsibilities and the various technical aspects of reducing the risk of a dam failure. This track will take place during the morning registration and will conclude before the conference begins so you won’t miss anything. This track is free with a paid registration.

DIRT is designed for all Dam Safety Stakeholders Including:

  • Dam Owners
  • Operators
  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Floodplain Management Officials  
  • Local Emergency Response Managers

Conference Agenda: 

  • 8:00 am - 8:15 am  •  Registration Begins
  • 8:15 am - 8:55 am  •  Dams 101 Optional and Free)
  • 9:00 am - 9:15 am  •  Welcome and Introductions
  • 9:15 am - 12:00 pm  •  Joint Session Presentations
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  •  Networking Lunch
  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  •  Joint Session Presentations
  • 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm  •  Closing Remarks

* Actual session start and end times are subject to change.    

Registration Fees:  

General registration for DIRT 2023 is only $60 per person! Professional registration, which includes up to 6 PDHs is $140. 

Registration Fee Includes:  

  • Conference Admission  
  • Coffee and Pastries at Registration
  • Morning and Afternoon Refreshments
  • Networking Lunch Provided


The DIRT Conference will be held at the Valle Vista Golf Club & Conference Center, which is located at 755 East Main Street, Greenwood, Indiana 46143. 


Parking is free and is available at the conference center. 

ASDSO is a national non-profit professional association of engineers and others who own, regulate, or work on dams.


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