The mission of ODSO shall be to promote dam safety in the State of Ohio by establishing a partnership between dam owners, operators, engineers and regulators. The organization shall provide a forum for education and discussion on dam safety related issues and provide a voice for all concerned in the formation and implementation of dam safety policy in the State of Ohio.
To provide a link to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) – Division of Soil and Water, the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) and other local, state and federal groups with an interest in dam safety including pursuit of active participation in the development of dam safety regulations.
To participate in the National Performance of Dams Program at Stanford University by supporting members in contributing to and accessing its database on dam failures and repairs.
To work for the establishment and continual renewal of a monetary fund to assist Ohio dam owners in the financing of dam repair projects.