Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 8

Message from the President

Jean-Pierre Tournier
President

W

hat a pleasure and honour you have done me, my
dear colleagues, to make me
president of our association in the
wonderful city of Quebec, and after
such a successful conference.
First of all, let me thank and congratulate the Quebec 2018 organizing
committee for the high quality of the
technical content of this conference,
which attracted a record number of
participants. As for the side events
(receptions and banquets), as well as
the breaks and meals between sessions, they were up to the excellent
reputation of the city of Quebec.
The CDA is in good health and
has been booming in recent years.
It is increasingly active regionally, nationally and internationally.

Recent projects and initiatives mainly
focus on groups of volunteers, but it
was necessary to retain the services
of technical coordinators to ensure
the follow-up. The coming year will
be particularly busy and important
for our association, which will host
the world in Ottawa next June at the
General Assembly of the International
Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD)
and the accompanying Technical
Symposium. It will be an excellent
showcase for Canadian knowledge
through our workshops and presentations, and also a place to learn
and see what is being done elsewhere
to reinforce and improve our ways of
doing things.
Our work developing and updating
guides (particularly in the area of
dam safety and public safety around
dams as well as in the mining sector)
is ongoing, with regular regional and
international workshops and annual
conferences. Also, as part of another
international development initiative,
workshops are taking place in different countries and demand is growing.

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It is time for the CDA to take advantage of all this excitement and take
stock, establish our priorities and
better structure our activities. It was
agreed at the last board meeting to
review and update our strategic
plan in 2019. For that, at first, I will
gather a small group of wise people
for brainstorming sessions, if possible
by the end of 2018, and propose to the
board the potential guidelines of this
strategic plan.
In Ottawa in 2019, we will talk a lot
about what is happening internationally, so I would like to take the opportunity to correct a misunderstanding
that unfortunately seems to persist in
our community: "Attending or participating in ICOLD activities is not useful
or recommended if you do not work
internationally." On the contrary, it
teaches us a great deal about what is
done elsewhere, allows us to keep our
knowledge up to date and improve or
adapt our ways of doing things. For
example, through its involvement in
the technical committees of ICOLD
and the contacts established there,
Hydro-Québec has become acquainted
with the technique of bitumen core
dams. The organization has gone on
to test bitumen core dams with an
experimental dam, adapted them to
our North American conditions and
completed some of the amenities of
the Complexe La Romaine. Since then,
a dam has been built in the United
States, and many are in the design
stage. This has enabled Canada to
actively participate in updating the
ICOLD Bulletin on this type of dam.
Local designers now have a new way
of doing things. These exchanges and
increasing our knowledge are both
very important.
In closing, I thank you for the opportunity to be your president. The coming year will be very busy for our
association, with many challenges
ahead. I count on you all; you can
count on me.
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Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019

Board of Directors
President’s Message
Looking Beyond Oroville: Where to From Here?
CDA’s Recent International Business Development Activities
CDA 2018 Conference a Great Success in Quebec City
CDA Conference Hosts Events for Young Professionals
CDA Bestows Two Life Memberships
Honouring the Industry’s Leaders
Election 2018 Report
Financial Report: CDA Breaks Even in 2017-2018 Fiscal Year
ICOLD Corner
CDA 2019 Conference: Call for Papers
Buyers’ Guide and Trade List
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - intro
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - cover1
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - cover2
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 3
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 4
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 5
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 6
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - Board of Directors
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - President’s Message
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 9
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - Looking Beyond Oroville: Where to From Here?
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 11
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 12
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 13
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 14
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 15
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 16
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 17
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - CDA’s Recent International Business Development Activities
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 19
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - CDA 2018 Conference a Great Success in Quebec City
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 21
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 22
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 23
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - CDA Conference Hosts Events for Young Professionals
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 25
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 26
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - CDA Bestows Two Life Memberships
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - Honouring the Industry’s Leaders
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 29
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 30
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 31
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - Election 2018 Report
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 33
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - Financial Report: CDA Breaks Even in 2017-2018 Fiscal Year
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 35
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 36
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 37
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - ICOLD Corner
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - CDA 2019 Conference: Call for Papers
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 40
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - Buyers’ Guide and Trade List
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - 42
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - cover3
Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Winter 2019 - cover4
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