Training and Guidance

The Asset Management Division offers a variety of training including water management workshops, facility review seminars, and more. Essential information on past and future training events are notated on this site, and also includes guidance materials and resources on Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Bulletins, safety posters, etc.

Photo of Bureau of Reclamation employees performing an annual site inspection at Heart Butte Spillway Conduit in North Dakota.
Bureau of Reclamation employee inspecting the Inverted Bell Spillway at Cheney Dam, Kansas

Dam Training:

Training Opportunities:

The 2019 Water Management Workshop will be held in Colorado at the Denver Federal Center, February 11 – 14, 2019.

Photo of sacramento River below Shasta Dam
Photo of Sacramento River below Shasta Dam.

The Water Management Workshop is a 4-day training seminar for supervisors, managers, water masters, and others responsible for or associated with the operation and maintenance of water systems. The workshop is held when field activities are generally at a minimum for the convenience of operating personnel. Leaders who are well qualified in their particular field will be in charge of each session. They will present a summary of the material to be covered, with an emphasis on discussion and exchange of information by all participants in the session. The workshop, sponsored by the Bureau of Reclamation, has been held since 1961. Participants will spend their time attending sessions in either a classroom setting or at Reclamation’s research laboratories at the Denver Federal Center. The objective of the workshop is the self-improvement of personnel who are directly responsible for the technical details of operation and maintaining water systems.

Click on the link below to access the 2019 Water Management Workshop Agenda.

2019 WMW Agenda Draft (Blue Group)

2019 WMW Agenda Draft (Green Group)

The Water Management Workshop was held on February 12 – 15, 2018, at the Denver Federal Center (DFC), located just south of the 6th Avenue freeway between Kipling Street and Union Boulevard in Lakewood, Colorado. Due to scheduled building construction in Building 67, this year the workshop will be held in the Lecture Hall at Building 25 with a tour held in Reclamation’s research laboratories in Building 56. This seminar is for supervisors, managers, water masters, and others responsible for or associated with the operation and maintenance (O&M) of water systems. The workshop is held when field activities are generally at a minimum for the convenience of operating personnel. The workshop, sponsored by the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), has been held since 1961. Participants will spend their time attending sessions in either a classroom setting or at Reclamation’s research laboratories at the Denver Federal Center. The objective of the workshop is the self-improvement of personnel who are directly responsible for the technical details of operation and maintaining water systems. The focus of the workshop has evolved somewhat to include Reclamation’s increased emphasis on efficient water management activities. Many of the sessions will address these topics as well as current issues related to other Reclamation programs.

Click on the link below to access the 2018 Water Management Workshop Agenda.

2018 Workshop Agenda

The Associated Facilities Review Workshop is to learn how to inspect and review associated facilities such as low-hazard dams, bridges, roads, pumping plants, canals, buildings, mechanical equipment, levees, and fish passage facilities. This workshop is tailored for Reclamation operation and maintenance (O&M) personnel, inspectors, and water O&M personnel.

Click on the link below to access the Associated Facilities Review Workshop Agenda

2019 Associated Facilities Review Workshop Agenda

2018 Associated Facilities Review Workshop Agenda

The Facility Review Workshop was last held from April 25 – 27, 2017, in Bend, Oregon. This workshop is proposed for staff that will be leading or actively participating in facility reviews conducted regularly on all Reclamation high- and significant-hazard dams.

Click on the link below to access the 2017 Facility Review Workshop Agenda.

2017 Facility Review Workshop Agenda

The Reclamation Realty and Lands training was held April 24-26, 2018 at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Training Center (NTC) in Phoenix, AZ. Reclamation’s Policy and Administration’s Asset Management Division planned and facilitated the Reclamation-wide training for over 120 Reclamation staff with participation from all of Reclamation’s directorates. The objective of the training was to promote communication and collaboration throughout Reclamation while providing new and seasoned Reclamation staff with information and knowledge necessary to address various issues within a vast range of program responsibilities. A few of the areas covered during the training included realty tasks, use authorizations, lands records, geographic information systems, law enforcement, project management, title transfer, and land withdrawals. The training also included regional breakout sessions to facilitate intraregional coordination.

Click on the link below to access the 2018 Realty and Lands Training Agenda.

2018 Relcamation Realty and Land Training

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Contact:

Please note workshop attendance is typically reserved for Bureau of Reclamation managing and operating partners. Inquiries on upcoming workshops please contact:

Ginger Dill, gdill@usbr.gov, 303-445-2703

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Last Updated: 5/2/19