The failure of dams and the great destruction and loss of life failures often cause, is a matter of deep concern to the members of the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO). ASDSO is a national non-profit organization serving state dam safety programs and the broader dam safety community, which includes federal dam safety professionals, dam owners and operators, engineering consultants, emergency managers, manufacturers, suppliers, academia, contractors, and others interested in improving dam safety.


A future where all dams are safe.


The Association of State Dam Safety Official’s mission is to advance and improve the safety of dams by supporting the dam safety community and state dam safety programs, raising awareness of dam safety issues, facilitating cooperation, providing a forum for the exchange of information, representing dam safety interests before governments, providing outreach programs, and creating a unified community of dam safety advocates.


Goal #1:
Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of state dam safety programs.
Goal #2:
Raise awareness of dam safety among the general public, media, state and federal governments, and other stakeholders.
Goal #3:
Facilitate interorganizational, intergovernmental and interstate cooperation.
Goal #4:
Provide the professional dam safety community with forums for the exchange of information
Goal #5:
Provide representation of dam safety interests before state legislatures, Congress and executive branches.
Goal #6:
Provide quality and effective outreach programs.
Goal #7:
Create a unified community of dam safety advocates through membership in ASDSO.
Goal #8:
Manage the association effectively through internal policies and procedures.

For more information on ASDSO, download our Who Is ASDSO brochure.

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