Life Members

Life membership may be granted to current or former CDA members whose lifetime of dedication and achievement has contributed significantly to the dam industry in Canada. The CDA Honours and Awards Committee recommends individual(s) to the Board for receiving Life Membership. Generally, recipients will have retired from active work (beyond occasional individual consulting) and will have been active members of the CDA or its predecessor associations for at least 10 years. Life Membership includes complimentary membership in CDA.

Inge Anderson Bob Barnes  Mona Bechai  Leo Christl 
Bill Duncan Richard Gervais  Jim Gordon 
Christian Guillaud 
Garth Haack  Yousef Hammamji  Charles Holder           Marion Houston 
Barry Hurndall
Sayed Ismail      
Will Jolley           
Allan Kirkham 
Pius Ko
Guy S. Larocque
Norbert Morgenstern          
John Morrison       
Phuong HuuNguyen           Jean-Jacques Paré           Garry Poole      Marty Puro
Clare Raska
Anthony (Tony) Rattue
Gordon Schellenberg        
Grant Smith
Ray Stewart           James Tang           Tony Tawil
Mai Phat Thai
Gerard Verzeni
Don Welch
Andy Zielinski   


Charles Holder - 2019
Charles served on the CDA board of directors from 2006 to 2010 as the director for British Columbia, and was involved with the organization of the 2009 Conference in Whistler. Charles retired from active work three years ago and is providing occasional consulting.  He’s keeping busy in retirement with sailing and renovating his home.

Phuong Huu Nguyen - 2019
Phuong Huu Nguyen, a Dam and Infrastructure Director, recently retired from Hydro-Québec after 35 years.  He’s a regular attendee at CDA and ICOLD conferences and is often appointed as Chairman of technical sessions.  Throughout his career, Phuong was a major contributor in dam safety processes particularly in flood management which culminated with his contribution to Québec’s Dam Safety Act adopted in 2002.

Andy Zielinski - 2019
A past winner of the Peter Halliday Award, Andy Zielinski has recently retired from Ontario Power Generation after 32 years. He’s been a steady fixture with CDA committees and conferences and has authored multiple papers.  Throughout his career, Andy was a leader in contributing technical knowledge and providing guidance to the association.