Classroom Seminar


Chicago, IL


10/27/2020 - 10/29/2020


*Please note - Due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus this course has been postponed until October 27-29. Registered attendees will receive additional details on this change. Visit the ASDSO COVID-19 response page to learn more.  

This is an interactive seminar focused on application and benefit of two-dimensional flow capabilities of HEC-RAS, specific to the dam safety industry. The course will maintain a balance between both lecture-style presentations on model theory and hands-on workshop sessions for examples of model applications. Topics will include applications and benefits of HEC-RAS 2D modeling; RAS Mapper and terrain preparation; running 2D models including dam, levee, and breach modeling; viewing results with RAS Mapper; troubleshooting and model review.

Learning objectives attendees will receive from this course:

  • Understand when and where to use HEC-RAS 2D.
  • Develop necessary input/terrain data for HEC-RAS 2D.
  • Create and run a HEC-RAS 2D model.
  • Troubleshoot and review a HEC-RAS 2D model.
  • Utilize HEC-RAS 2D for various dam safety applications.

The course will include a refresher of open channel hydraulic theory and an overview of use and capabilities of HEC-RAS . However, intermediate HEC-RAS experience or advanced experience using other numerical modeling software is a recommended prerequisite for the course. It is also recommended that attendees have some HEC-RAS 1D experience including ASDSOโ€™s HEC-RAS Course

Registration Rates:  Download the Registration Form or Register Online

  • Member Rate: $900 on or before October 9/$950 after October 9
  • Non-Member Rate: $1,000 on or before October 9/$1,050 after October 9

Course registration will include a training workbook containing all presentation materials and hands-on workshop instructions, as well as a flash drive with example model datasets for the workshop components.

Cancellation Policy:

  • A $75 cancellation fee applies to all cancellations received on or before October 16. After October 16 no refunds will be given.

PDHs Available:

  • 24 PDHs are available for the completion of the course. NY licensed engineers please check back close to the course for details on the number of PDHs available.


  • Conference Chicago at University Center/Lake Room, 525 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60605
  • Parking is not available at the facility. There are a number of parking garages and lots around the facility. Additional details will be provided to attendees prior to the event. 
  • No ASDSO group room blocks have been reserved, however, there are several hotels within close proximity to the seminar location that may offer government per diems or other discounted rates. 


To register download the registration form and return it to ASDSO or Register Online through the ASDSO Portal! Not a member? Become a member before registering and save!

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