2019 USSD Conference and Exhibition

Golder is pleased to be a Silver sponsor of the US Society on Dams annual conference.  Come talk to our dam and levee professionals about best practices and innovations in the industry at booth 119.

Technical Presentation:

Date: Tuesday, April 9
Time: 1:30 pm -3:30 pm
Location: Track 2A: Embankment Dams I
Title: Study of Embankment Cracking for Small Dams
Presenter: Ana Avendano


Small dam embankments in Colombia are often used for irrigation supply in dry seasons and flood control in rain seasons.  These dams are generally constructed with compacted cohesive soil, which tends to experience cracking and seepage issues, affecting dam performance and embankment stability.  Methods to reduce cracking and improve dam embankment behavior will be presented.

Presenter bio:

Ana Avendano, M.Eng., is geotechnical engineer with more than seven years’ experience in tailing management facilities and irrigation dams, focusing on different levels of dam design in South America.


The event is finished.


May 31 2023


All Day


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720 S Michigan Avenue


Kendra Mulhern

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