DAM SAFETY REVIEW WORKSHOP
Limited Number of Participants
|About the Workshop|
The Canadian Dam Association (CDA) offers a one-day workshop to present the concepts and processes developed in the CDA’s Technical Bulletin on Dam Safety Reviews. The concept of periodic and systematic review is now widely accepted as an important part of dam safety programs in Canada and elsewhere in the world.
|Participants will develop an understanding of the following:|
1. Dam Safety Review process
2. Roles and expectations of the dam owner and review engineer
3. Role of a Dam Safety Review within a dam safety program
Fictional case studies are used to demonstrate how the process can be applied and adapted to different situations, for both water-retaining dams and mine tailings dams. Attendees work through exercises to better understand how to scope a Dam Safety Review, what information is required to assess the safety of a dam, how to approach the hazard-failure mode-control aspect of a safety analysis, and how to present the findings in a manner that supports decision-making by the dam owner.
The workshop is led by qualified CDA instructors. Printed course material is provided for attendees to use during the workshop and keep for future reference.
Tools and samples are included. Exercises are completed in small groups, allowing for significant discussion and peer learning among workshop participants.
The workshop is aimed at dam owners, consultants and regulators who want to gain a better understanding of good practice as described in the CDA’s Technical Bulletin: Dam Safety Reviews.
D. Chad LePoudre, P.Eng.
Clare Raska, P.Eng., FEIC
Dave MacMillan, P.Eng.
Dave MacMillan has over 30 years of design, project management and dam safety experience. As a Principal with KGS Group, his responsibilities include project management, planning studies, design supervision, design and regulatory approvals, for projects ranging in size up to $100 million and over.
Since 2011, Mr. MacMillan has been a member of the Canadian Dam Association (CDA) and the working group that created the Technical Bulletin: Dam Safety Reviews. From 2010 to 2015, he served on CDA’s Dam Safety Committee, which oversees all CDA dam safety guidance publications.
Professionally, Mr. MacMillan has been responsible for 13 projects involving dam safety reviews, potential failure modes, and/or risk analysis projects, mostly in western and central Canada. His extensive experience in Dam Safety Reviews and project leadership provide unique perspectives and allows him to bring practical examples and insights into the Dam Safety Review process.