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Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have made a difference to the dam engineering profession, through their leadership, inspiration and technical contributions. The recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award may be any recognized dam engineering professional. Who has made a difference to you in your professional development? Who has shaped the technical direction of one or more dam engineering disciplines? Who has been a leader in advancing dam safety? Who has been a leader in demonstrating the benefits of dams?

Nomination Guidelines

Limit the package to no more than five pages, including letters of endorsement.

Include Name of Nominee and Nominator(s).

Provide justification to support the nomination addressing the selection criteria that apply.

Include one or two letters of endorsement.

Evaluation Criteria

The USSD Awards Committee has objective and non-discriminatory criteria by which each application is evaluated and judged. Judging and selection of the award winner will be made by a panel of three USSD Members, including one member of the Board of Directors. Ranking of nominations will be based on the following criteria.

Significant contribution to advancing the state-of-the-art of dam technology (a sustained effort or a single breakthrough)

Significant contributions — as a key designer, manager or advocate — to major dam project(s)

Significant advancement of public understanding of, or support for, the role and contribution of dams to benefit society

Significant leadership in developing regulations, policies or standards for dams and dam safety

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