Regional Workshops


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

2015 Schedule:

Oct. 3 & 4, 2015 - Mississauga, Ontario

Offered as part of the 2015 CDA Annual Conference

Workshop A: Dams and Public Safety (2 days)
Workshop B: Tailings Dam Breach Analysis - Advancing the State of Practice (1 day)
Workshop C: Dam Safety Reviews (1 day)
Workshop D: Application of the Technical Bulletin on Mining Dams (.5 day)

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

Workshops offered as part of Conferences: registration is via Conference registration. See the Conference website for full details on the workshops.


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. The Guidelines are available for purchase via "Shop CDA" (link at left).
Participants will be given a training binder upon arrival at no extra charge.