The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) has decided to relocate its 2005 US Annual Dam Safety Conference, originally scheduled for New Orleans, to Orlando, Florida, in the wake of the hurricane Katrina tragedy.

The event will now run from Friday, 23 September to Tuesday, 27 September, two days earlier than the original dates of 25 Sept to 29 Sept.

The new location is Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort Hotel and Convention Centre, Orlando Florida ( To make reservations, call 800-227-1500, asking for Group Code SDSO. Rates are US$129 plus tax (single/double).

Room deposits for the Sheraton New Orleans will be refunded, and there will be no field trip or guest tours this year – ASDSO will refund all previously paid field trip and guest tour fees.

For further information and the full agenda, contact Susan Sorrell of ASDSO.

Tel: +1 859/257-5146


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