The Canadian Dam Association has created a Working Group on Design and Construction to address the issues of design and construction of dams and how the subject is covered by the current Dam Safety Guidelines and associated Technical Bulletins.
The need to complement existing documents, including bulletins published by the International Commission on Large Dams, will be examined.
Outreach to an audience in the dam industry, which may not currently possess the in-depth knowledge to operate dams or address technical issues, and in particular to enlighten them as to their responsibilities, is viewed by CDA as a valuable service to members, but the subject matter may be of interest to a wider sector, CDA says.
A kickoff meeting for this group was held during the 2014 CDA Annual Conference in Banff, Alberta, Canada. Members include representatives from power utilities, consulting engineering firms, Provincial Ministries and a mining company.
CDA says a few additional members from regulators, small dam owners and contractors would be welcomed. For more information, click here.
CDA is a group of owners, operators, regulators, consultants and suppliers interested in dams and reservoirs. The association provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and experience in the fields of dam safety, public safety around dams and protection of the environment.