State Workshop
Indiana Dam Information, Resources, and Training (DIRT)


Greenwood, IN




The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO), the Indiana Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management (INAFSM), and the Dam Safety Section of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), invites you to participate in a one-day Dam Information, Resources, and Training (DIRT) Conference for Dam Owners, Operators, and Local Officials on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Valle Vista Golf Club & Conference Center, 755 East Main Street, Greenwood, IN, 46143. Parking is free and is available at the conference center.

This multi-speaker conference has been created to bring dam owner/operators together with members of the professional dam safety community and various supporting professions including Dam Owners, Operators, Engineers, Contractors, Floodplain Management Officials, and local Emergency Response Managers. 

This Year's Presentation Topics: 

  • Chute! What Lies Beneath: Heritage Lake Spillway Replacement Case Study
  • Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Earthquake Hazards to Dams in Indiana
  • Eye in the Sky: Drones for Inspections and Monitoring
  • Step by Step: Planning for a Dam Rehabilitation Project
  • Lessons Forgotten: Engaging the Next Generation
  • Refreshing Your Incident and Emergency Action Plan (IEAP)
  • Concrete Inspection and Repair
  • Introduction to Geophysical Investigations
  • Case Study: Potential Failure Modes with Seepage and Internal Soil Erosion
  • Polyurethane Grouting for Dam Rehabilitations
  • Lightning Talk on FEMA and NRCS Dam Rehabilitation Programs

Plus, NEW this year attendees will have an opportunity to experience the Quake Cottage and learnb about how earthquakes affect dams. Learn more!

Back by Popular Demand:

Are you a relatively new dam owner, newly elected ownership board member, or just want to strengthen your knowledge of basic terminology and fundamental dam safety issues? Then consider joining our new Dam Ownership 101 Track. You will gain a better understanding of ownership responsibilities and the various technical aspects of reducing the risk of a dam failure. This track will take place during morning registration and will conclude before the conference begins so you won't miss a thing. This track is free with a paid registration.

General Conference Agenda: 

  • 8:00 am - Registration 
  • 8:15 - 8:55 Dams 101 (optional & Free)
  • 9:00 - 9:15 Welcome and Introductions
  • 9:15 - 12:00 Joint and Split Session Presentations
  • 12:00 - 1:00 Networking Lunch
  • 1:00 - 4:15 Joint Session Presentations 
  • 4:15 - 4:30 Closing Remarks

*Actual session start/end times are subject to change

Registration Fees: Register Online • Registration Form 

  • $50 Registration (Received by May 28th)
  • $60 Late Registration (Received After May 28th)
  • $125 PDH Track - Registration (Received by May 28th)
  • $150 PDH Track - Late Registration (Received After May 28th)
  • Dam Ownership 101 Track - FREE! 

The Event Registration Fee Includes:

  • Conference Admission
  • Link to Archived Conference Presentations
  • Coffee and Pastries at Registration
  • Morning and Afternoon Refreshments
  • Networking lunch provided

Hotel accomodations in Greenwood, Indiana include: 

IN DIRT is organized by a volunteer team including:

  • Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO)
  • Engineers Practicing in Dam Safety, Dam Owner Representatives
  • IDNR Division of Water, Dam Safety Section
  • Indiana Association of Floodplain and Stormwater Management (INAFSM)


Special thanks to our sustaining members