Update on the CDA Guidelines Survey
In October 2021, the Dam Safety Committee (DSC) launched a questionnaire to generate member feedback on the current (2013) version of the Dam Safety Guidelines (the Guidelines) and the accompanying Technical Bulletins, most of which date from 2007. The survey period was closed in February 2022 and the DSC is in the process of evaluating the responses and working on the path forward.
Firstly, the DSC would like to recognize the efforts made by the CDA members who took time to respond to this survey. Ninety-eight responses were received for the English version and thirteen for the French. A wide spectrum of roles in the industry, with a range of technical experience, and general input from regions across the country was noted which all helped to ensure good representation of the Canadian context when analyzing the results.