Virtual Seminar
Seepage Through Earth Dams




06/23/2020 - 06/25/2020


*Please note - Due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus this course has been changed from a face-to-face seminar to a virtual seminar. Registered attendees will receive additional details on this change. Visit the ASDSO COVID-19 response page to learn more

This 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.

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: Download the Registration Form or Register Online

  • Member Rate: $900 on or before June 5/$950 after June 5
  • Non-Member Rate: $1,000 on or before June 5/$1,050 after June 5

Cancellation Policy:

  • A $75 cancellation fee applies to all cancellations received on or before June 12. After June 12 no refunds will be given.

PDHs Available:

  • 18 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.

Virtual Seminar Requirements:

  • Computer, internet, microphone and webcam are required. 
  • Registered attendees will recieve meeting invitation details approximately 1 week before the event. 
  • The meeting will take place in mountain daylight time from 8:00 am - 5:30 pm on June 23-25. 

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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