This year’s award winners will be recognised on 27th September, at the 2005 ASDSO awards banquet in New Orleans.

ASDSO is currently accepting nominations for two awards: the Regional Award of Merit and the National Rehabilitation Project of the Year. The deadline for nominations is 1st June 2005.

The Regional Awards of Merit are given to individuals, companies, organisations, municipalities, or other entities working in the dam safety field that have made outstanding contributions to dam safety on a regional level. The ASDSO board of directors selects one winner each from the US Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, and West regions. Past winners include companies owning or operating dams that have shown marked improvement in maintaining or rehabilitating their dam(s) and their dam safety programs; individuals who have made exemplary contributions to dam safety in their communities; and local agencies with innovative ideas for improving their dam safety programmes. Nominated individuals or organisations should be ASDSO members in good standing, and should demonstrate recent, noteworthy efforts and accomplishments in the field of dam safety.

The National Rehabilitation Project of the Year Award recognises a unique remedial design that advances the field of dam safety and exemplifies the high professional engineering standards that dam safety requires. ASDSO presents the award to the rehabilitation designer, and recognises the dam owner. Guidelines for selection are:

• The nominated individual or firm must be a member in good standing of ASDSO.

• Projects must be completed and in full operation by 30th April 2005.

• The rehabilitation project must demonstrate any or all of the following: resourcefulness in planning and in the solution of design problems; pioneering in the use of materials and methods; innovations in construction or operations; a high degree of reliability in operation, consistent with accepted practices in the field of dam safety engineering.

For additional information, contact ASDSO at Tel: 859-257-5140 or Email:

Award applications and information on past winners can be found by clicking the web link below.

External weblinks

The Association of State Dam Safety Officials