Regional Workshops


Technical workshops are offered at the CDA Annual Conference. In addition, CDA offers regional workshops throughout the year.

2014 Schedule:

March 4-5, 2014 - Peterborough, Ontario: Dams and Public Safety Workshop (presented in English)
October 4-5, 2014 - Banff, Alberta: Dams and Public Safety Workshop (presented in English)

More events will be available shortly. Registration via the Events List.



Dams and Public Safety (2 days)

Date: March 4-5, 2014, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Optional 1/2 day tour March 6, 2014

Location: Peterborough, Ontario
Language: English
Price: $535 plus HST for CDA members; $595 plus HST for non-members

With the increasing use of water resources for recreation and other public purposes, dam owners and operators are expected to manage their facilities to minimize risk to the general public. The Canadian Dam Association has developed a practical, hands-on workshop providing realistic case studies and tools that can immediately be applied for assessment of public safety risks at a facility. With instructors trained in the CDA methodology and materials, classes are limited in size so that participation is maximized and case studies can be addressed by small working groups.

Managers and operators of dam facilities, regulators and consultants who make risk management assessments or decisions related to public safety should consider attending this workshop.

Instruction will be based on the CDA Guidelines for Public Safety Around Dams, 2011. Participants will be provided a copy of the Guidelines as part of the workshop registration process. Participants will be given a training binder upon arrival at no extra charge.

In addition, a half-day tour on March 6 is being sponsored so that participants can have an on-site opportunity to discuss application of the Guidelines.

To register, click here or on "Events", above.

Meals: Lunch and all breaks (welcome coffee, morning & afternoon break) are included in the workshop cost.

Accommodation: Arrangements have been made with the Holiday Inn Peterborough at a cost of $99.00 per night if booked before Feb. 4, 2014. Book your accommodation directly with the hotel by calling 705-743-1144 and mentioning the March 4 Canadian Dam Association workshop.

CDA acknowledges the collaboration with and the financial support of Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Ontario Power Generation for the Peterborough workshop. This special support allows CDA to offer the workshop at a reduced registration fee, for this occasion only.