Workshop 1: Operations, Maintenance and Surveillance (OMS) Essentials for Dam Owners

Date/Time
Tuesday, October 8 
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost
Full delegates of CDA 2019 can attend the workshop(s) of their choice at no additional cost, but they must register as space is limited.
$450 + GST for individuals who are not registered as full delegates for CDA 2019

Synopsis 
Per the CDA Dam Safety Guidelines 2007 (Revised 2013), a critical part of dam safety management is the development, implementation and control of procedures for the operation, maintenance and surveillance (OMS) of the dam, taking into account public safety and security.

OMS procedures should be initially developed during the construction phase and then updated when there are major changes to the structures, flow control equipment or operating conditions. Procedures and practices should be reviewed regularly to ensure that the information is up to date. This review is required for complete life-cycle management, from construction through major rehabilitation or replacement to closure or decommissioning of the dam.

The workshop has the following four main objectives:
1. Provide guidance to dam owners on OMS essential principals 
2. Review OMS requirements / preparation for emergency conditions 
3. Relate OMS procedures to surveillance and monitoring (instrumentation basics)
4. Reinforce CDA principles of OMS through desktop exercises using real world examples

Who should attend?
This workshop has a focus on smaller dam owners and their operations staff with significant to very high consequence structures.

Presenters
Mohan Acharya, P.Eng., Alberta Environment and Parks
Mike Breunig, P. Eng., MPE
Rick Friedl, CET, Alberta Environment and Parks
Trevor Helwig, P.Eng., St. Mary River Irrigation District 
Dwayne Tannant, P.Eng., University of British Columbia
Curtis Warrington, P. Eng., SNC-Lavalin

Workshop 2: Emergency Management Workshop

Date/Time
Tuesday, October 8 
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost
Full delegates of CDA 2019 can attend the workshop(s) of their choice at no additional cost, but they must register as space is limited.
$450 + GST for individuals who are not registered as full delegates for CDA 2019

Synopsis
The Canadian Dam Association (CDA) developed the Technical Bulletin: Emergency Management for Dam Safety with the goal of promoting consistent good practice that reduces risks associated with dam emergencies and increases resilience of impacted communities. The Bulletin is intended to help dam owners in the preparation of Dam Emergency Plans that serve the needs of the owner, community first responders, and those who regulate dam safety. 

This workshop has the following objectives:
1. Outline the emergency management process outlined in CDA’s Technical Bulletin: Emergency Management for Dam Safety, including
* Including risk assessment, maintenance of readiness, response and recovery
* Roles and responsibilities of the dam owner and stakeholders 
2. Provide an understanding of the importance of community engagement and ways to promote community resilience
3. Present examples, good practices and tools for
* Preparing and maintaining Dam Emergency Plans
* Activation levels
* Inundation maps
4. Use a fictional case study in exercises to learn about
* Emergency Activation levels
* Inundation maps
* Importance of stakeholder engagement

Who should attend?
The workshop is directed primarily to owners of hazardous dams, regulators, and the consultants who provide services to the owners. It may also be of interest to other stakeholders including community planners who would like to understand better the recommended practices related to emergency management for dam safety.

Presenters
Tony Bennett, P.Eng., FEIC, Ontario Power Generation 
David Brown, P.Eng., KGS Group
Adam McAllister, MDEM, McAllister & Craig Disaster Management
Clare Raska, P.Eng., FEIC, CDA Technical Coordinator
Tali Serota, MDEM, Ontario Power Generation 

Workshop 3: 2nd Workshop on Revised Guidance for FOS for Slope Stability Analyses for Dams

Date/Time
Tuesday, October 8 
8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Cost
Full delegates of CDA 2019 can attend the workshop(s) of their choice at no additional cost, but they must register as space is limited.
$225 + GST for individuals who are not registered as full delegates for CDA 2019

Synopsis
This workshop will provide an update on the new guidance on Slope Stability that is being prepared by the CDA Mining Dams Committee.  Although the guidance is focused on Mining Dams, the approaches and recommendations in that document are applicable to non-Mining Dams, hence the workshop will not be solely focused on Mining Dams.  

We will be discussing some of the challenges with factor of safety calculations, especially when dealing with contractive elements in the dam and/or foundation and how deformation analyses could be used to assist in assessing the stability of dams with these elements.

Who should attend?
The workshop is directed primarily to dam owners, regulators, and consultants who provide services to the owners.

Presenters
Mohammad Al-Mamun, M.Sc., P.Eng., SNC-Lavalin
Michael Cyr, P.Eng., PMP, Klohn Crippen Berger
Scott Martens, M.Eng., P.Eng., Canadian Natural Resources
Andy Small, M.Sc., P.Eng., Klohn Crippen Berger

Workshop 4: CDA Bulletin on Tailings Dam Breach Analysis 

Date/Time
Tuesday, October 8 
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost
Full delegates of CDA 2019 can attend the workshop(s) of their choice at no additional cost, but they must register as space is limited.
$225 + GST for individuals who are not registered as full delegates for CDA 2019

Synopsis
The Tailings Dam Breach Working Group (WG) under the direction of CDA Mining Dam Committee (MDC) had organized thee workshops on tailings dam breach analyses in 2014, 2015 and 2017. These workshops captured the current state of practice in this field and presented alternate and advanced analyses methods that are either used in practice or are in the development stage. Following the 2015 Workshop, the Dam Breach WG undertook an initiative to develop a Technical Bulletin that would provide guidelines specific to conducting tailings dam breach analyses. The WG started their work on the Bulletin in mid-2016 which is scheduled to be published later 2019. 

In this workshop an overview of the Bulletin, the proposed tailings dam breach analysis flow chart, and discussion of the key technical steps will be presented. The workshop will focus on the tailings dam specific issues and challenges that are critical to capture in such studies, which becomes more apparent from some of the recent catastrophic tailings dam failure, including Brumadinho dam failure in 2019 in Brazil.

Who should attend?
The workshop is intended for tailings dam professionals, dam owners and regulators and emergency management personnel.  

Presenters
Mohammad Al-Mamun, M.Sc., P.Eng., SNC-Lavalin
Violeta Martin, Ph.D, P.Eng., Knight Piésold Ltd
Omid Mohseni, Ph.D, M.S., Barr Engineering

Workshop 5:  Failure Mode Identification and Risk Assessments - Approaches and Lessons to be Learned

Date/Time
Tuesday, October 8 
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost
Full delegates of CDA 2019 can attend the workshop(s) of their choice at no additional cost, but they must register as space is limited.
$450 + GST for individuals who are not registered as full delegates for CDA 2019. 

Synopsis
Dam Owners, government agencies, and regulating authorities in Canada and the U.S. use different analyses and methodologies to evaluate the potential failure modes of their dams and impoundment structures.  This workshop will present some of the more common types of failure modes analyses and Risk Assessment methodologies used by the Canadian hydropower Industry, the Canadian Mining Industry, and the U.S Army Corps of Engineers.  The workshop will conclude with a panel discussion to reflect on the Oroville Dam findings and an open discussion from the workshop attendees on the strengths and potential shortcomings of various approaches to failure mode analysis and risk assessment.

Who should attend?
This workshop is intended for dam owners, risk management professionals, dam safety consultants, regulators, and senior management who want to understand the purpose, benefits, and challenges of the application of risk management tools.  
 
Presenters
David Carlson, P.E., PMP, USACE
Woody Fields, USACE
Des Hartford, Ph.D., P.Eng., BC Hydro
Timothy O’Leary, P.E., USACE
Stephen Rigbey, M.A. Sc., P.Eng., SJR Consulting Inc.
Andy Small, M.Sc., P.Eng., Klohn Crippen Berger
Scott Taylor, P.Eng., TransAlta Corporation

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