Mining Dams Committee

The Mining Dams Committee is the forum within CDA for the interests of owners, consultants, regulators and suppliers involved with the design, construction, operation and closure of mining dams.

The term “mining dams” is used to represent the wide variety of dams that are found at mine sites, such as tailings dams, contaminated water dams, freshwater supply dams, seepage collection pond dams and sludge storage dams.

The committee focuses on promoting awareness of the technical and risk management practices for dams used in the mining industry.

Specifically, it identifies technical issues that reflect the unique characteristics of mining dams, and lead in the production of technical guidance following the principles of and supporting the CDA Dam Safety Guidelines.

To read the committee's Terms of Reference, you can download it below.  (At this time, the Terms of Reference is only available in English.)

Terms of Reference


Scott Martens , Chair CNRL AB
Fiona Esford, Vice-Chair Golder Associations BC
Morgan Lypka, Recorder  Teck Resources         BC
Amanda Adams  USSD  USA
Mohammad (Mamun) Al-Mamun Tetra Tech AB
Chris Anderson   Teck Resources  BC
Michael Cyr  Klohn Crippen Berger      NB
Scott Davidson   New Gold  BC
Imran Gillani   Rio Tinto  QC
Fares Haddad   Alberta Energy Regulator      AB
Michel Julien   Agnico-Eagle Mines  QC
Isabelle Levesque   Rio Tinto  QC
Harvey McLeod  Klohn Crippen Berger    BC
Kim Morrison  Newmont Mining  USA
Tim Moulding  Ministry of Environment  SK
Heather Narynski  BC Energy and Mines  BC
Lee Nikl   Golder Associates  BC
Greg Noack   Klohn Crippen Berger  ON
Mauricio Pinheiro   Stantec  BC
Paul Ridlen   Knight Piésold  USA
Robert Schryburt   Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines      ON
Andy Small   Klohn Crippen Berger  NB

CDA Staff Support
Allan Kirkham, coordinator