This page provides an overview of FEMA's efforts in support of dam safety training nationwide and a calendar of upcoming courses.
Since the inception of the National Dam Safety Program (NDSP) in 1979, FEMA has supported a strong, collaborative training program for dam safety professionals and dam owners. With NDSP training funds, FEMA has been able to expand existing training programs, begin new initiatives to keep pace with evolving technology, and enhance the sharing of expertise between the federal and state sectors.
Training activities conducted under the NDSP fall under one of three components:
- National training opportunities, most of which are conducted at the FEMA Emergency Management Institute;
- Regional training conducted by the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) and other private vendors; and
- Local training through direct assistance to the states and self-paced training.
For more information on upcoming dam safety training funded by the NDSP, see the training calendar below.
National Dam Safety Program Technical Seminars
The National Dam Safety Review Board Work Group on Dam Safety Training welcomes all dam and levee safety professionals and those responsible for responding to dam and levee safety incidents to the annual National Dam Safety Program Technical Seminar (NDSPTS). Below find presentations from previous seminars.
- February 19- 20. 2019: Technical Seminar: Information Sharing and Risk Communication on the Hazards Associated with Dams and Levees
- Length: 2 days
- May 15-16, 2019: Rapid Dam Break, Flood Consequence Asssessment: Preparedness, Response, Recovery and Mitigation Risk Assessments
- Length: 2 days