April 4, 2022

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Geosyntec to Present Multiple Technical Papers at USSD 2022

Geosyntec staff will make a significant technical contribution at the United States Society on Dams (USSD) 2022 Annual Conference and Exhibition at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego, California on April 11 through 14, 2022.

Geosyntec staff have coauthored and will present 14 technical papers and will moderate several technical sessions. Our professional staff actively participating at USSD 2022 conference include Jacquelyn Allmond Ph.D., P.E., Rob Annear, Ph.D., P.E., Matthew Bardol, P.E., CFM, CPEC, D.WRE, John Barrett, Clinton Carlson, Ph.D., Christopher Conkle, P.E., G.E., Kathleen Darby, Lucas de Melo, Ph.D., P.E., David Espinoza, Ph.D., P.E., Tiffany Adams, Ph.D., P.E., Conrad Ginther, P.E., Joe Goldstein, P.E., Michael Houlihan, P.E., Ron Johnson, P.E., G.E., Joseph Kula, Brian Martinez, Lelio Mejia, Ph.D., P.E., G.E., Derek Morley, P.E., Bhrugesh Patel, Mohammad Rashidi, Alena Raymond, Ph.D., Glenn Rix, Ph.D., P.E., Jamey Rosen, PGeo., Cory Russell, Andrew Stallings, and Onur Tastan, PhD., P.E.

Geosyntec is a diamond sponsor of the conference and a USSD Sustaining Member.

The conference will include over 100 technical sessions, two plenary sessions, a Legacy Lecture, and six workshops, as well as a separate field tour scheduled for April 15.

USSD is dedicated to advancing the role of dam and levee systems and building the community of practice. As the United States member of the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD), USSD provides a forum for the exchange of knowledge and experiences and is charged with leading the profession of dam and levee engineering.

Geosyntec Participation

Geosyntec Presentations:

Title: Geospatial Information Management for the Chickamauga Lock Chamber Replacement
Presenters: Jamey Rosen, Bhrughesh Patel
Coauthors: Riannon Cooper (Shimmick), Jessica Hinton-Buffaloe (USACE)
Time: Tuesday, April 12 at 10:30 a.m. PDT

Title: Site-Specific Framework to Estimate Likelihood of Initiation of Internal Erosion from Historical Performance of Dam Portfolio
Presenter: Clinton Carlson
Coauthors: Glenn Rix, Lucas de Melo, Marty McCann
Time: Tuesday, April 12 at 11:30 a.m. PDT

Title: Life Cycle Assessment of Dams
Presenter: Alena Raymond
Coauthors: Lucas de Melo, Robert Bachus, Glenn Rix
Time: Tuesday, April 12 at 1:30 p.m. PDT

Title: Making Risk Management Count: Connecting Physical Risk with Financial Feasibility Analysis
Presenter: David Espinoza
Coauthors: Lucas de Melo, Derek Morley
Time: Tuesday, April 12 at 1:50 p.m. PDT

Title: Dams, Sustainability, and Energy Transition: What is Our Role as Dam Practitioners?
Presenters: Derek Morley
Coauthors: Barb Neary, Lynn McGuire, Alena Raymond
Time: Tuesday, April 12 at 2:10 p.m. PDT

Title: A Probabilistic Modeling Approach of Internal Erosion for Earthen Embankment Dams
Presenter: Al Preston
Coauthors: Jai Panthail, Lucas de Melo, Glenn Rix
Time: Tuesday, April 12 at 4:05 p.m. PDT

Title: Modeling Knowledge Uncertainty in An Internal Erosion Risk Analysis
Presenter: Glenn Rix
Coauthors: Tiffany Adams, Christie Hale, Derek Morley
Time: Tuesday, April 12 at 4:45 p.m. PDT

Title: Dam Decommissioning and Sediment Management
Presenter: Rob Annear
Coauthor: Anju Wicke
Time: Wednesday, April 13 at 10:30 a.m. PDT

Title: A Case Study of Arching Behavior of a Rockfill Dam
Presenters: Mohammad Rashidi, Ali Ebrahimi
Time: Wednesday, April 13 at 10:50 a.m. PDT

Title: Effect of Analysis Method on Computed Seismic Deformation for an Embankment Dam
Presenter: Kathleen Darby
Coauthors: Christie Hale, Xiaoyue Wang, Tiffany Adams, Lelio Mejia
Time: Wednesday, April 13 at 1:30 p.m. PDT

Title: Risk Reduction Alternatives Analysis – An Essential Phase of Risk-Informed Decision Making
Presenters: Derek Morley, Brian Martinez
Coauthor: Joe Goldstein
Time: Wednesday, April 13 at 4:05 p.m. PDT

Title: Coal Ash Reservoir High-Hazard Dam Modification Case Study
Presenter: Matt Bardol
Coauthors: Omer Bozok, Thad Penueal (Entact), Dan Bodine
Time: Wednesday, April 13 at 5:05 p.m. PDT

Title: Using Logic Trees to Characterize and Model Uncertainty in Risk Analyses
Presenter: Glenn Rix
Coauthors: Paul Slangen (Landsvirkjun), Lucas de Melo
Time: Wednesday, April 13 at 4:25 p.m. PDT

Coauthored Presentation:

Title: We're Not Building Space Stations: The Future of Geology in the Dam Business
Presenter: Kerry Cato (CSUSB)
Coauthor: Derek Morley
Time: Wednesday, April 13 at 2:30 p.m. PDT

More Information

About the event: USSD Annual Conference (ussdconferences.org)
About USSD: USSD | United States Society on Dams (ussdams.org)
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