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Risk Management Center Training

Welcome to the Risk Management Center’s Dam and Levee Safety training website! This site contains 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 for training courses. If you have any questions about dam or levee safety training, please email RMCtraining@usace.army.mil. Register, attend, and complete course requirements for a completion certificate.

While not a substitution for training attendance, training presentations are available on the RMC YouTube website as reference and information.
https://www.youtube.com/@usaceriskmanagementcenter/playlists
 

Workshops Open for Registration

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 23-25 July 2024| DLS-216: Flood Hazard for Risk Assessment| Louisville, KY
The United States Army Corps of Engineers’ Risk Management Center is offering DLS-216: Flood Hazard for Risk Assessment 23-25 July 2024 in Louisville, KY. Registration and further information is available at the following link, and an overview is included below. Please note that tuition is free but participants are responsible for their own labor and travel funding.
 
How to Register: 
Please use the link below to register. You will need to create a login.gov account to register. If you are a federal employee, once your account is created you can proceed with CAC log-in for all subsequent logins. Please fully complete/update your profile. If you do not fully complete/update your profile, your registration will be rejected. To access your profile: log into the event registration tool, click on “My Events” in the top right corner of the screen, and then click on “My Profile” in top right corner of the screen.
 
https://rmc.sec.usace.army.mil/event-register/
 
Course Overview: 
Explore how the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Risk Management Center (RMC) support risk assessments in dam safety, levee safety, and other risk activities. Hazard is one of the three key inputs to every risk assessment; therefore, accuracy and thorough analyses are essential. This course provides the knowledge and methods needed for a successful flood hazard analysis that can support a credible risk assessment.
 
Learning Objectives: 
By the end of the training, participants will have the expertise to conduct a thorough flood hazard analysis for dam and levee risk management. This knowledge will lead to an increase in the quality of flood hazard products, more timely delivery of products, and more cost-effective products. In addition, participants will be able to:
  • Explain the theory behind methods used to quantify uncertainty in a frequency curve
  • Describe key hydrologic data sources and concepts for flood frequency
  • Produce flow and stage frequency curves with uncertainty for dams and levees
  • Perform sensitivities with flow-and stage-frequency analysis
  • Build a case for a flood hazard curve
 
Target Audience: 
This course is designed for internal USACE and external mid-level hydraulic engineers or hydrologist practitioners within the Hydrology, Hydraulics, and Coastal (HH&C) Community of Practice (CoP) (or equivalent) with a beginner to intermediate level of flood hazard expertise and experience. The course may be appropriate for some senior-level hydraulic engineers or hydrologist practitioners (or equivalent) depending on their level of education and experience in flood hazard analysis for dam and levee safety. 
 
Format: 
This course is designed for internal USACE and external mid-level hydraulic engineers or hydrologist practitioners within the Hydrology, Hydraulics, and Coastal (HH&C) Community of Practice (CoP) (or equivalent) with a beginner to intermediate level of flood hazard expertise and experience. The course may be appropriate for some senior-level hydraulic engineers or hydrologist practitioners (or equivalent) depending on their level of education and experience in flood hazard analysis for dam and levee safety.
 
Registration and Requirements: 
Registration is subject to availability and is not guaranteed. Registration will close by June 25th and attendance confirmation/rejection will be provided then. If your attendance is confirmed and you are a no show without informing Taylor Bradley (taylor.c.bradley@usace.army.mil) via email, you will be prohibited from attending any RMC sponsored trainings for one year. There are no tuition costs associated with attending this course but participants are responsible for their own labor and travel funding. Additional instructions and details will be provided approximately two weeks before the course regarding requirements, such as bringing working laptops with Microsoft Excel, RMC-BestFit and RMC-RFA installed before the training.
 
Prerequisites: 
DLS-114, Flood Hazard Analysis Using RMC-BestFit and RMC-RFA Software OR Hydrologic Hazard Analysis for Level 2 Risk Analysis (FERC).
 
Additional Information and Resources: 
More information including course materials and videos can be found on the RMC website at www.rmc.usace.army.mil/training. If you have questions about dam or levee safety trainings, please email RMCtraining@usace.army.mil.
 20-22 August 2024 | DLS-204: Levee Design and Analysis Course | Lakewood, CO 
The United States Army Corps of Engineers Risk Management Center is offering DLS-204: Levee Design and Analysis 20-22 August 2024 in Lakewood, CO at the RMC Lakewood Office. Registration and further information is available at the following link, and an overview is included below.  Please note that tuition is free, but participants are responsible for their own labor and travel funding.
 
How to Register: 
Please use the link below to register for one of the two sessions. You will need to create a login.gov account to register. If you are a federal employee, once your account is created you can proceed with CAC log-in for all subsequent logins. Please fully complete/update your profile. If you do not fully complete/update your profile, your registration will be rejected.  To access your profile: log into the event registration tool, click on “My Events” in the top right corner of the screen, and then click on “My Profile” in top right corner of the screen.
 
https://rmc.sec.usace.army.mil/event-register/
 
Course Overview:
 This three-day course will teach fundamental design principles and processes that incorporate risk-informed decision-making framework to improve consistency and quality of levee designs and encourage active communication from all parties in the process.
 
Leaning Objectives: By the end of this training, participants will have the ability to:
  • Improve consistency and quality of designs
  • Implement the shift from a standards-based to a risk-informed approach
  • Establish a common/shared language and foundational understanding of levee design principles and processes
  • Promote a collaborative approach to design
 Target Audience: This training course is designed for engineers, scientists, and planners responsible for the design, construction, and evaluation of federally authorized levees.
 
Format:
This is a three-day, in-person training course that will include multi-discipline lectures and demonstrations from USACE instructors as well as homework, hands-on individual and group exercises, and group discussions. This is a beta delivery of this course, so feedback on the course will be encouraged during select discussion times.
 
Registration and Requirements:
Registration is subject to availability and is not guaranteed. Confirmation of successful registration will be provided no later than 23 July 2024. If your attendance is confirmed and you are a no show without informing the RMC the week before the course start date, you will be prohibited from attending any RMC sponsored trainings for one year. Tuition is free, but participants are responsible for their own labor and travel funding. Additional instructions and details will be provided approximately two weeks before the course regarding requirements, such as bringing laptops (with Wi-Fi and internet connectivity).  Training will be held Tuesday thru Thursday (full business days 8 am - 5 pm), with travel expected outside of this schedule.
 
Prerequisites: None
 
Additional Information and Resources:
More information including course materials and videos can be found on the RMC website at www.rmc.usace.army.mil/training. If you have questions about dam and levee safety trainings, please email RMCtraining@usace.army.mil.

Workshops Upcoming

  17-19 September 2024 | Risk Cadre Workshop | Lakewood, CO (USACE Only)
 
 19-21 November 2024|DLS-208 Internal Erosion Risk Assessment | Louisville, KY
 
 5-8 November 2024 | DLS-212 Embankment Dam Design | Lakewood, CO