International Affairs

Technical Seminars

    In addition to technical assistance and technical training, Reclamation offers international seminars and workshops, upcoming soon include:


    • 2020 Safety Evaluation of Existing Dams International Technical Seminar and Study Tour

      Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic and uncertainties of international travel, the Bureau of Reclamation's International Affairs Office is cancelling this seminar. Information for the 2021 seminar will be posted later in the year.

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    • 2020 International Reservoir and Sedimentation Sustainability Workshop - August 24-31, 2020

      Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic and uncertainties of international travel, the Bureau of Reclamation's International Affairs Office is cancelling this seminar. Information for the 2021 seminar will be posted later in the year.

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    • Dam Safety Risk Analysis Best Practices International Workshop - Coming in 2021 - Dates forthcoming

      Reclamation has been performing risk analyses for well over a decade as the preliminary decision tool for dam safety. The training program, developed by and for Reclamation staff, covers many significant aspects of dam safety risk analysis. Topics include potential failure mode trees, reliability analysis, subjective probability and expert elicitation, erosion of rock and soil, reinforced concrete cavitation-induced failure of spillways, overtopping of walls/stilling basins, seismic risks for embankments, seismic operational failure, construction risks, combining and portraying risks, public risk tolerance and risk guidelines, qualitative and semi-quantitative assessment and facilitating risk analyses.


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      For information contact Angela Medina at amedina@usbr.gov or by telephone at 303-445-2139.

 


 

 

Contact:   International Affairs Office

Last Updated: 5/21/20