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with some state laws as well," said Small. "However, their legal system is different than ours and enforcement is different than in Canada." Small's presentation covered CDA's initiatives on dam safety and offered a series of recommendations for improvement that Brazil could make in its dam safety regulations. DIFFERENCES IN CURRENT SYSTEMS In his presentation, Small highlighted the depth of technical documentation www.mavel.cz and information that CDA has developed, including the Dam Safety Guidelines (issued in 2007 and revised in 2013) and a technical bulletin, Application of Dam Safety Guidelines to Mining Dams, released in 2014. All of the Canadian provinces, including the four that have their own dam safety regulations, fundamentally follow the CDA's technical guidance. "We never intended our guidance to be captured like that in regulation, but that's what's happening, HYDRO TURBINES Kaplan Francis Pelton 30 kW to 30+ MW 678727_Mavel.indd 1 Benesov, CZ +420 317 728 483 info@mavel.cz Boston, MA USA +1 617 242 2204 americas@mavel.cz 1/29/14 Your Dam and hydropower specialist Knight Piésold specializes in dams for hydropower, mining and water storage, from VLWHLGHQWL¿FDWLRQFRQFHSWGHYHORSPHQW and detailed engineering to dam safety. Hydropower | PUMPED STORAGE | MINE TAILINGS | WATER STORAGE| FLOOD CONTROL (QJLQHHULQJDQG(QYLURQPHQWDO&RQVXOWDQWV 48 803991_Knight.indd 1 www.knightpiesold.com so it's become de facto regulations," Small said. "They rely on CDA to continuously improve dam safety guidance." Brazil's Committee on Dams, by contrast, issued a guide on dam safety back in the 1990s and has not updated it since that time. Today, its regulators rely on technical information developed by the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD), which has 140 members from around the world. "What we have found in Canada is that this guidance does not go far enough; when you have to satisfy the 140 countries that are members, some things get watered down," Small said. Another critical difference between the two countries in the operations of tailings dams is the management expertise provided by the Mining Association of Canada (MAC). "Back in the 1990s, there were a series of tailings dam failures in different countries. Many were owned by Canadian companies," Small explained. "That became a call to action in the mining community to change how things were done. When they looked at the causes of failures, the issues were not necessarily technical, but often went back to management. That's where MAC really got going. It was their catalyst to improve the management aspects related to tailings dams, and they have done a good job of it." 3:26 AM Small showed the Brazilian Senate committee the three guides on tailings dam management that MAC has developed. One addresses management, another operations and the third audit and assessment. Canadian regulators are adopting MAC's recommendations as well; after a tailings dam failure in Mount Polley in 2014, British Columbia directed dam owners and operators to follow both CDA and MAC guidelines. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHANGE With this background, Small suggested these five initiatives to improve Brazilian dam safety: * Develop technical guidance. That could include updating Brazil's View past issues of the3/30/16 CDA Bulletin 1:26 AM online at www.naylornetwork.com/cda-NXT/ http://www.mavel.cz http://www.mavel.cz http://www.knightpiesold.com http://www.knightpiesold.com http://www.naylornetwork.com/cda-NXT/

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Dam Association Bulletin - Summer 2016

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
NEW WEBSITE LEADS CDA RECENT NON-TECHNICAL INNOVATIONS
ICOLD NEWS
THE FRANKLIN FALLS DAM: DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND RESPONSE TO THE 1982 GAZA (NEW HAMPSHIRE) EARTHQUAKE
CDA CONFERENCE 2016
CDA OFFERS ASSISTANCE AFTER BRAZIL DAM DISASTER
DAM SAFETY REVIEWS TECHNICAL BULLETIN
TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP
NOTICE OF AGM
BUYERS’ GUIDE AND TRADE LIST
CALL FOR PAPERS
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