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new Bulletin on emergency management s ixty-five participants from across Canada converged on Ottawa Feb. 24 and 25 to consider the needs of the Canadian dam industry for emergency planning and management. A broad cross-section of dam owners, including tailings dam operators, regulatory bodies, provincial and federal government agencies, consultants and emergency management specialists discussed the state-of-practice for dams in Canada. The workshop featured presentations followed by facilitated breakout sessions which served to outline the CDA's proposed new Technical Bulletin on Emergency Management, as well as to identify other supporting products that CDA should consider developing on behalf of the membership. The Workshop highlighted the need for; owner and stakeholder training programs, exercise design guides and self-assessment tools to determine an organization's state of readiness. The workshop was organized by CDA's Working Group on Emergency Management. Of special note during the workshop was the contribution from York and Carleton universities, made possible through the financial and inkind contribution of Ontario Power Generation. York Professor Nirupama led five graduate students currently enrolled in the Disaster and Emergency Management program, along with Carleton's Infrastructure Protection and International Security program, to assist with documenting the outcomes of the breakout discussion groups. "Engaging young professionals in the work of the CDA, especially one which will rely heavily on the contributions of a related profession such as emergency management, will be a key to the successful development of the Technical Bulletin and other products," commented Working Group Lead and CDA Vice President Tony Bennett. The CDA Working Group has produced a summary report on the Workshop for distribution to the membership. It is available from the CDA website, The presentations made at the workshop are available on the Emergency Management page of the Members Section of the CDA website. ■ WOOD STAVE PENSTOCK, SURGE TANK and STOP LOGS Manufacturing, Installation, Inspection and Repair Maintain Your Penstock Investment * Inspection Services * Repair Materials * Repair Services * New Installations CANBAR Division of Goodfellow Inc. P.O. Box 460, Campbellville Road, Ontario L0P 1B0 Phone: (905) 854-5800 Ext. 7710 Fax: (905) 854-1800 and 42 747178_Goodfellow_Inc.indd 1 view4:54 past 747214_BGC.indd 1 15-05-24 PMissues of the CDA Bulletin online at 22/05/15 9:20 AM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Summer 2015

Board of Directors
President's Message
Boundary Dam Total Dissolved Gas Mitigation Measures
CDA Conference 2015
New Bulletin on Emergency Management
CDA Publications Wrap Up
CDA Directors & Officers – Call for Nominations
Notice of AGM
2015 CDA Awards – Calll for Nominations
Time to Renew Your Membership
Buyers’ Guide and Trade List

Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Summer 2015