According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, there are approximately 90,000 dams nationwide. And, unfortunately, the federal government recognizes about 15,000 of them as having high-hazard potential. That means that failure could result in significant destruction of property, or worse, loss of life. So, in keeping with its commitment to promote dam safety, the National Dam Safety Review Board Training Task Group will conduct its annual Technical Seminar on February 16-19, 2021.

The 28th annual seminar, themed “Risk-Informed Decision Making and Benefit-Cost Analysis for Dam and Levee Projects” will take place virtually (given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic) using Adobe® Connect platform. The hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern. Registration is open now at

If you are involved in dam and levee safety as an owner/operator, safety engineer, land-use planner, or emergency management official, don’t miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge and ultimately, protect local communities. 

The National Dam Safety Program Technical Seminar (NDSPTS) is sponsored by FEMA and the Emergency Management Institute (EMI).

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