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April 2017 / avril 2017

Choice of 2 workshops on April 25 in Calgary

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Workshop 1: Operations, Maintenance, Surveillance and Emergency Preparedness
This workshop presents the practical aspects of operations, maintenance, surveillance and emergency management in the context of dam safety risk management for both water and tailings dams. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and discuss the role of Failure Modes and Effects Analysis in risk assessments, and risk-informed decision making for dam safety management. The importance of a competent Emergency Management Program will also be discussed in the context of risk management.

Who Should Attend?
This workshop is aimed at professionals involved with the operations, maintenance, surveillance, and emergency management of water and/or tailings dams. 

Dennis Becker – Golder Associates Ltd.;
Bill Chin – Klohn Crippen Berger;
Norm Eenkooren – Suncor Energy Inc.;
Rick Friedl – AEP, Central Northern Operations; and 
Colleen Walford – AEP, River Forecasting.

Workshop 2: Canadian Dam Association Dam Safety Reviews
This workshop presents the concepts and process developed in the Canadian Dam Association's Technical Bulletin on Dam Safety Reviews, 2016. A case study is a key component of the workshop, and delegates will work through how to scope a dam safety review, how to work through the hazard-failure mode-control aspect of the safety analysis, and how to present the findings of a dam safety review.

Who Should Attend?
The workshop is aimed at dam owners, consultants and regulators who want to know what the Canadian Dam Association considers to be good practice for dam safety reviews.

About Our Instructors
All instructors have gone through a training program from the CDA Dam Safety Reviews Working Group and have presented this workshop before.

NB: The CDA Technical Bulletin on Dam Safety Reviews is not required but is recommended. Please bring your copy with you. If you do not have a copy but wish to purchase one, you can do so from "Shop CDA " on the CDA website (allow five days for shipping); a limited supply will be available for purchase at the registration desk on the day of the workshop.

Workshop 1 or 2 is $165 for CDA members and $195 for non-members.  Cost includes breakfast, lunch and course materials.

Workshops will be held on April 25.

8 a.m. – registration/breakfast
8:30 a.m. – Risk-informed Decision Making in Alberta: Updating Dam and Canal Safety Regulation presented by Javid Iqbal, Alberta Environment and Parks (Alberta Environment and Parks)
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Workshop 1 and 2 (concurrent)

Courtyard by Marriott Calgary Airport
2500 48 Avenue NE
Calgary, AB   T3J 4B8 

Should you require accommodation, please contact the hotel at (403) 238-1000 or 1(877) 515-4094.


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