Life Members

Life membership may be granted to current or former CDA members whose lifetime of dedication and achievement has contributed significantly to the dam industry in Canada. The CDA Honours and Awards Committee recommends individual(s) to the Board for receiving Life Membership. Generally, recipients will have retired from active work (beyond occasional individual consulting) and will have been active members of the CDA or its predecessor associations for at least 10 years. Life Membership includes complimentary membership in CDA.

Inge Anderson Bob Barnes  Mona Bechai  Leo Christl 
Bill Duncan Richard Gervais  Jim Gordon 
Christian Guillaud 
Garth Haack Yousef Hammamji     
Marion Houston 
Barry Hurndall 
Sayed Ismail 
Will Jolley Pius Ko 
Guy S. Larocque
Norbert Morgenstern         John Morrison           Jean-Jacques Paré      Mai Phat Thai
Garry Poole
Marty Puro
Clare Raska        
Gordon Schellenberg
Grant Smith Ray Stewart  James Tang Tony Tawil
Gerard Verzeni Don Welch


CDA paid tribute to industry leaders on October 17, 2017 in Kelowna at the annual awards gala.  

Bill Duncan - 2017
Bill worked for Saskatchewan Water Security Agency where he was the Executive Director of Engineering & Geoscience and was active with the CDA board as Saskatchewan Provincial Director and served as Secretary Treasurer.  Bill was the 2011 recipient of the CDA’s Peter Halliday Award for Service. He started his career in the late 1970’s where he worked in water infrastructure construction, engineering, and dam safety activities with the province of Saskatchewan until his retirement in April 2015.

Garth Haack - 2017
Garth’s career in dams and dam safety spanned 38 years working with Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada as well as SK Water Security Agency.  Garth served on the CDA Board of Directors as provincial director in Saskatchewan as well as being heavily involved in the planning and delivery two SK conferences and co-chair of the Honours & Awards Committee.  Garth was the recipient of the Peter Halliday Award in 2012.  Although officially retired, he is staying involved in the industry with some minor consulting roles.

Will Jolley - 2017
Will worked for the province of British Columbia in the Dam Safety Program from 1976 until his retirement in 2012, dedicating almost 40 years to dam safety. He was instrumental in development and implementation of the provincial Dam Safety Regulation beginning in 2000. Will has been a member of the Canadian Dam Association for many years, and served a term as Chair of the Committee on Regulation. Will was awarded the CDA’s Peter Halliday Award for Service in 2007.

Clare Raska - 2017
While employed with BC Hydro and contributing to their Dam Safety Program, Clare was heavily involved with the CDA on the Board of Directors and with creation of technical documents including leading the development of the 2007 Dam Safety Guidelines.  She was also one of the recipients of the first ever Peter Halliday Award for Service in 2004. Clare retired from BC Hydro but has remained active with the CDA.