Workshops

CDA is pleased to offer professional development workshops on October 13 and 14, 2018.  These pre-conference workshops provide individuals with an excellent opportunity to learn and network with peers and experts in the field.  

Workshop A: Dam Safety Reviews (1 day)
Workshop B: Physical modeling for hydraulic structures, Laboratoire LaSalle (1 day)
Workshop C: Corrosion in dams (1.5 hours)
Workshop D: Slope Stability Issues (1 day)
Workshop E: Geotechnical and Foundations Issues (1 day)
Workshop F: Emergency Management & Response: New Guidance (1 day)


Registration

Registration for these workshops is  available via the Conference registration system, see the Registration button. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by e-mail at 2018technical@cda.ca.

On-line Registration System

Workshop A: Dam Safety Reviews (1 day) (French)


Saturday, October 13, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


This workshop presents the concepts and process developed in the Canadian Dam Association's Technical Bulletin on Dam Safety Reviews (2016). A case study is a key component of the workshop, and delegates will work through how to scope a dam safety review, how to work through the hazard-failure mode-control aspect of the safety analysis, and how to present the findings of a dam safety review.

The workshop is aimed at dam owners, consultants and regulators who want to know what the Canadian Dam Association considers to be good practice for dam safety reviews. All instructors have gone through a training program from the CDA Dam Safety Reviews Working Group.

Note: The CDA Technical Bulletin on Dam Safety Reviews is not required but is recommended. Please bring your copy with you. If you do not have a copy but wish to purchase one, you can do so from "Shop CDA " on this website; a limited supply will be available for purchase on the day of the workshop.

This workshop will be offered in French. Simultaneous interpretation will not be provided.

Registration Fee for Workshop A (1 day):   $395 plus taxes

Workshop B: Physical modeling for hydraulic structures, Laboratoire LaSalle (1 day) (French)


Saturday, October 13, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The topics to be covered include:

Hydrology and flood review;
Increased capacity (spillway optimization, power plant refurbishment, etc.);
Dam failure analysis and downstream reach consequences;
Winter operations (ice management);
Silting and sediment management;
Safety issues and corrective actions;
Examples of projects;
Methods and approaches to address the issues presented.

This workshop will be held in French. Simultaneous interpretation will not be provided.

Registration Fee for Workshop B (1 day):   $395 plus taxes

Workshop C-1: Formation et études de cas liés à la corrosion (1,5 heures) (French)


Saturday, October 13, 2018
1 pm to 2:30 pm


Formation sur la corrosion, la galvanisation, la métallisation et la technologie Rust-Anode. Études de cas.


Registration Fee for Workshop C-1 (1.5 hours): $100 plus taxes

Workshop C-2: Training and Case Studies on Corrosion (1.5 hours) (English)


Saturday, October 13, 2018
3:00 pm to 4:30 p.m.


Training on corrosion, galvanization, bonding and rust-anode technology. Case studies.

This workshop will be presented in French, then repeated in English. To attend the French session,  do not register for Workshop C-2; choose session C-1.
 
Registration Fee for Workshop C-2 (1.5 hours): $100 plus taxes
  

Workshop D: Slope Stability (1 day)

Sunday, October 14, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


State of knowledge and good practice on slope stability issue.


Registration Fee for Workshop D (1 day): $395 plus taxes

Workshop E: Geotechnical and Foundations Issues (1 day)


Sunday, October 14, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Topics covered in this workshop include:

Recent trends in the understanding and Geotechnical Behavior of glacigenic Units and assemblages and how they apply to new and existing dam sites.
Understanding rock Foundations for existing Dams using digital photogrammetric Mapping techniques, statistically Modeling of rock mass variability, etc.
Dams on Karstic Foundations.
Erodibility of spillways.

Registration Fee for Workshop E (1 day):   $395 plus taxes

Workshop F: Emergency Management & Response: New Guidance (1 day)


Sunday, October 14, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Dam safety management addresses the risks associated with dams, including release of fluids as a result of structural failure, mis-operation, planned operation, or any other cause.  CDA's Dam Safety Guidelines (CDA 2013) include emergency management as a fundamental part of a dam safety program.

The primary objective of this newly released Bulletin is to assist dam owners in the Preparation of Emergency Preparedness and Response Plans, in order to serve the basic needs of the owner, community first responders, and those who regulate dam safety.

Further, the Bulletin outlines strategies to enhance the understanding of hazards posed by a dam as well as options available to reduce the risk exposure and vulnerability of stakeholders, thereby building community resilience in the process.  In this way, the Bulletin is intended to address aspects of emergency management, beyond simply planning and response - those additional aspects being prevention/mitigation and recovery. Engaging communities in this manner leads to more advanced, and often more effective, means to manage residual risks posed by dams and their operation.

Registration Fee for Workshop F (1 day):   $395 plus taxes