Canadian Dam Association announces new safety workshop

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada 2/1/12 (PennWell) — The Canadian Dam Association has developed a new two-day workshop designed to minimize dam risk to the general public.

The workshop, titled “Dams and Public Safety,” is based on CDA Guidelines for Public Safety Around Dams.

CDA says the goal of the workshop is to provide practical information by using “realistic case studies and tools that can immediately be applied for assessment of public safety risks”.

All instructors are trained in CDA methodology and materials, and classes will be limited in size to encourage participation.

The first of five planned workshops will take place March 5-6 in Toronto. For more information or to register, visit the CDA’s workshop page.

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Canadian Dam Association’s call for papers still open

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, Canada 1/18/12 (PennWell) — The Canadian Dam Association has extended its deadline for submitting abstracts for the CDA 2012 Annual Conference until Feb. 13, 2012.

Topics include:
— Dam safety and security
— Dam construction, operation and closure
— Dam design, analysis and slope stability
— Tailings dams
— Dam rehabilitation
— Impact of environment and climate change
— Earthquake issues
— Dam foundations and construction materials for embankment dams
— Emergency management
— Advances in surveillance, instrumentation and monitoring programs

Papers relating to other relevant topics and emerging issues will also be considered.

Abstracts of 300-500 word smay be submitted in English or French and should include a short title, the names of the authors and their affiliations. They may be submitted by mail, fax, or e-mail to:

D. Chad LePoudre, P.Eng
MDH Engineered Solutions
232-111 Research Drive
Saskatoon, SK, S7N 3R2
Fax: (305) 934-7528

Authors will be notified of their acceptance by Feb. 29 and will have their work made available during the CDA Annual Conference that runs Sept. 22-26, 2012, in Saskatoon.

Visit the CDA’s event website for more information.