Classroom Seminar
Seepage Through Earthen Dams


Austin, TX


05/21/2019 - 05/23/2019


This 2.5-day introductory course is designed to be a participatory, interactive workshop, which will cover the basic elements required to understand and evaluate seepage-related issues for earth dams. The first day begins with providing an understanding of why seepage mechanisms in earth dams are important to dam safety. Discussions of basic principles and characteristics of seepage related to embankment dams, various modes of seepage, and computational methods for evaluating seepage will then be presented. The second day focuses on methods of investigating, controlling, and remediating dam seepage. Hands-on exercises will represent real-world, practical applications pertinent to the attendees. The final half day will include a hands-on, introductory session of the SEEP/W computer program to demonstrate computational analysis of a hypothetical seepage scenario.

Five learning objectives attendees will receive from this course:

  • Why understanding seepage mechanisms in earth dams is important to dam safety
  • Principles and characteristics of seepage related to embankment dams, including review of potential seepage-related failure modes and their common initiators or triggers
  • Computational methods for evaluating seepage
  • Understanding theory, application, and design of filters
  • Methods of investigating, monitoring, controlling, and remediating seepage problems in existing dams using case histories and hands-on exercises to enforce understanding of practical applications

Registration Rates:

  • Member Rate: $850 on or before May 7/$900 after May 7
  • Non-Member Rate: $950 on or before May 7/$1,000 after May 7

Cancellation Policy:

  • A $75 cancellation fee applies to all cancellations received on or before May 14. After May 14 no refunds will be given.

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PDHs Available:

  • 18 PDHs are available for the completion of the course. NY licensed engineers are elegible to recieve up-to 14 PDHs for the completion of the course. 


  • Commons Learning Center/J.J.Pickle Research Campus, University of Texas at Austin, 10100 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78758

Hotel Information:

No ASDSO group blocks have been reserved, however, the Commons Learning Center has assembled a list of quality hotels conveniently located less than three miles from the facility. Many offer discounted rates and free shuttle service to the seminar attendees.

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