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Risk Management Center Training

Welcome to the Risk Management Center’s Dam and Levee Safety training website! This site contains all of our fundamental, intermediate, and advanced dam and levee safety training for USACE-internal audiences, sponsors, stakeholders, public and private dam and levee safety professionals, other Federal agencies, and the public. The links in this section will take you to the presentations, exercises, and video recordings of each training course. If you have any questions about dam or levee safety training, please email RMCtraining@usace.army.mil.

Workshops Open for Registration

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  • Overview: Explore how the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) RMC and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) prepare for, calculate and evaluate the results of semi-quantitative risk assessments (SQRA). The training will focus on the SQRA and L2RA process, the calculations and information required to complete an SQRA, and how the SQRA results are used by USACE and FERC.
  • Each day is a separate offering (no need to sign up for both days). Note which day you'd like to attend in the registration form (link below)
  • Audience: technical staff inside and outside USACE and FERC who will be participating in or leading SQRA for a variety of purposes. Participants with other backgrounds or goals may also benefit from understanding the overall process and what is involved to complete an SQRA and L2RA.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Register here  (link takes you outside the .mil domain)
  • Course Overview: This series of six on-demand video sessions will include virtual presentations from USACE experts, homework assignments, live question and answer sessions on Webex with the instructors, group discussions, and quizzes. Explore how the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Risk Management Center (RMC) executes and interprets risk calculations. Participants will gain the pertinent background necessary to perform the calculations for semi-quantitative and quantitative risk assessments for dams and levees, practicing throughout the course with hands-on exercises. This virtual training course is specifically designed to provide foundational knowledge and skills to perform the required risk calculations for semi-quantitative and quantitative dam and levee risk assessments, and risk reduction evaluations.
  • Target Audience: This course is designed for journeyman program participants and project managers, engineers, and geologists and economists with 5-15 years of experience in semi-quantitative and quantitative risk assessments for dams and levees; however, individuals with less experience are also able to take the course. This course is focused on both internal USACE and external audiences. Participants will need Palisade's @Risk software.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Professional Development Hours (PDH): 25 PDH
  • Register for DLS-105 here.
  • 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲 𝗢𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄: Explore how the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Risk Management Center (RMC) decomposes potential failure modes into discrete events and constructs event tree models to better understand potential failure mode progression and assess risk through Boolean logic. An event tree is a graphical depiction of the sequence of events that lead to failure or breach. It is the most common approach for estimating dam and levee safety risks.
 
  • 𝗧𝗮𝗿𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗔𝘂𝗱𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲: Fundamental (100) level courses focus on defining a basic survey of concepts and content. These courses are considered introductory and do not require prerequisites. This virtual training course is designed for journeyman engineers and scientists with 5-15 years of experience involved in semi-quantitative or quantitative risk assessments for dam and levee safety. The training focuses on both internal USACE and external audiences. This training course will include virtual presentations from USACE experts, exercises, and a final test.
 
  • 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗶𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗲: DLS-104, Best Practices in Dam & Levee Safety Risk Analysis, is strongly recommended but not required to participate in this course