This award recognizes CDA Corporate Members, including companies, organizations, government agencies and other entities, whose overall contributions merit recognition. Up to three awards are offered annually. The award may be based on innovation and leadership, advancing the state of practice, international cooperation, or any other contributions that benefit the dam industry at large.
Previous award winners are:
2011 - Ontario Power Generation (for Innovation and Leadership)
2011 - BC Hydro (for Advancing State of Practice)
2011 - Hydro Quebec (for International Co-operation)
2012 - Saskatchewan Watershed Authority
2012 - Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
2013 - Hatch
2013 - Meco
2014 - Worthington Products
2015 - Grand River Conservation Authority
2016 - Parks Canada
2017 - Klohn Crippen Berger
CDA paid tribute to industry leaders on October 17, 2017 in Kelowna at the annual awards gala.
Klohn Cripper Berger - 2017
The dam industry has taken a keen interest in tailings dams following the recent failures at Mount Polley in BC and Fundão in Brazil. Being involved with the investigation team for both failures, Klohn Crippen Berger has been using that knowledge in helping to develop the new standard of care for tailings engineering around the world. In BC, they were heavily involved in the revision of the Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines and chaired the Tailings Technical Review sub-committee, tasked with incorporating recommendations from the Mt Polley Panel’s investigation.
Other important contributions to industry initiatives include:
Providing input on APEGBC’s practice guideline Site Characterization for Dam Foundations in B.C., which was featured as a workshop at this year’s conference, and
Participating in CDA’s state of practice guidelines and the ICOLD bulletin on Tailings Dam Technology Updates, to be published in 2018.