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April 16, 2024

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Geosyntec to Sponsor and Present at USSD 2024

Geosyntec will attend and present at the United States Society on Dams (USSD) 2024 Annual Conference at the Westin Seattle in Seattle, Washington, from April 22 through 26, 2024. Presenters include Saiful Rahat, PhD (Oregon), Jenny Ramirez, PhD, PEng (Washington, DC), and Michael Dupuis, PE, PEng (California). Jamey Rosen, PGeo (Ontario) coauthored a presentation.

Other Geosyntec staff in attendance are Joe Goldstein, Lucas de Melo, James Barbis, Conrad Ginther, Chris Hunt, Jackee Allmond, Kate Darby, Jay Griffin, Stephanie Owen, Derek Morley, Lelio Mejia, Jaime Mercado, John Barrett, Chris Conkle, and Cindi Cruse. We will be available at Booth 40 in the Grand Ballroom on the fourth floor to discuss dams and levees.

Geosyntec is a sponsor of the 2024 event.

The theme of USSD 2024 is “Ripple Effect: Amplifying the Importance of the Dam Industry,” and it will include more than 130 technical sessions, a plenary session, a Legacy Lecture, and multiple workshops. USSD advances the role of dam and levee systems and builds the community of practice. As the United States member of the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD), USSD provides a forum for exchanging knowledge and is charged with leading the dam and levee engineering profession.

Geosyntec Presentations

Title: Improving Dam Safety Assessments Using Three-Dimensional Subsurface Models.
Presenters: Jenny Ramirez
Coauthors: Raphael Siebenmann and Joe Goldstein
Time: Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at 10:55 a.m. PDT

Title: Subduction Megathrust Record Selection Assisted with a Deep-Learning-Based Model
Presenters: Michael Dupuis
Coauthors: Claudio Schill, Brendon Bradley, and Robin Lee (University of Canterbury), and Mike Fairhurst (BC Hydro)
Time: Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at 9:35 a.m. PDT

Title: An Improved Method for Incorporating Climate Change Scenarios into Reservoir Design and Operation.
Presenters: Saiful Rahat
Coauthors: Aaron Poresky, John Kucharski, and Jennifer Olszewski (USACE), Romain Maendly, Wyatt Arnold, and Wesley Walker (CA DWR), Scott Steinschneider (Cornell University), Asphota Wasti (HDR), and Patrick Ray (University of Cincinatti)
Time: Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at 3:55 p.m. PDT

Geosyntec-Authored Presentation

Title: Data Management of Dam Construction Pipestem Dam Safety Modification Project
Coauthors: Jamey Rosen, KT Milliken, Laurel Robison, Jon Hall, and Brandon Marshall (USACE)
Time: Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at 11:20 a.m. PDT

About the Presenters

Saiful is a Senior Staff Professional with research experience in climate science, hydrologic and atmospheric processes, and statistical and computational modeling for water systems management. He has expertise in writing grants, reports, and research proposals for federal and international organizations.

Jenny is a Senior Engineer whose experience includes site characterization, data visualization, and numerical modeling for solving geotechnical engineering-related problems and facilitating decisions in designing or assessing dams, landfills, disposal containment facilities, and other earth structures.

Michael is a Structural Engineer and Engineering Seismologist with more than 10 years of experience in strong ground-motion selection, simulation, and processing. His work also addresses data science and visualization, seismic hazard analysis and upgrades, and structural analysis of dam and powerhouse structures.

More Information

About the Event: 2024 Conference - US Society on Dams (ussdams.org)
About USSD: Home - US Society on Dams (ussdams.org)
Learn more about Saiful: Saiful Haque Rahat, PhD | LinkedIn
Learn more about Jenny: Jenny Ramirez | LinkedIn
Learn more about Michael: Michael Dupuis, PE, PEng (geosyntec.com)

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