Regional Workshops


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

2015 Schedule:

Feb. 24-25, 2015 - Ottawa, Ontario: Workshop on Emergency Management for Dams (presented in English)

Oct. 3 & 4, 2015 - Mississauga, Ontario: Dams and Public Safety (presented in English)

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



CDA Workshop on Emergency Management

Feb. 24-25, 2015
Lord Elgin Hotel, Ottawa, Ontario
$395 plus HST


To solicit input on:
1. the state of practice and areas where technical guidance is required by the dam industry in the area of emergency management
2. training needs for dam owners, consultants, regulators and community first responders
3. information needs of the public 


A series of short presentations on pre-defined topics, each followed by intensive group discussions. This workshop will be developing proposed improvements to the tools, approaches and coordination needed during an emergency situation. 


A NEWLY UPDATED agenda is available from the link on the left..

Advance Material Reading

Workshop participants will be expected to review certain materials in advance.

Workshop Registration

To register for this workshop, go the Events List.


To book a room on-line, please click here  to access the reservation system.

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Dams and Public Safety (2 days)

Oct. 3 & 4, 2015
Delta Meadowvale Hotel
Mississauga, ON

 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 given a training binder upon arrival at no extra charge.