Bow River Weir, Calgary

Canadian Dam Association (CDA)

CDA is a group of dam owners, operators, regulators, engineers and others who share the goal of advancing knowledge and practices related to dams, consistent with social and environmental values. Our members are involved with all types of dams, including those used for irrigation, hydroelectric power, municipal water supply and mining operations.

Canadian Dam Association comments on the Mount Polley Mine Tailings Dam Break


CDA releases statement on Mt. Polley tailings dam breach
CDA has released a statement on the failure of a tailings dam at the Mount Polley mine in BC.
CDA Board Elections 2014 Underway
CDA Board of Directors election begins Aug. 15
Time to Renew Your CDA Membership
Time to renew your CDA membership. The CDA Membership Year is July 1 to June 30.
2014 Banff Conference - Registration Open
Delegate registration for the 2014 CDA conference, pre-conference workshops & technical tours is now open!
Membership approves new by-law
CDA members have approved the new by-law, voted on in late winter.
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Annual Conference

Annual Conference

CDA's Annual Conference is a national forum for dam owners and operators, engineers, geoscientists, regulators, and othersShare ideas and knowledge on management, maintenance and design of water dams and mining dams.
Upcoming Conferences:
2014 - Banff, AB, Oct. 4-9, 2014
2015 - Mississauga, ON, Oct. 3-8
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& Events

CDA offers publications on dam safety, public safety around dams, and access to ICOLD Bulletins. We also provide continuing professional development events such as an Annual Conference and regional workshops.
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Career Section

Build a Career
in the Dam Industry

To advertise a job opportunity, use the Employer Posting Form in the CDA Careers Section. As a member society of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), we also link to job postings of

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CDA is the Canadian National Committee 

CDA is the Canadian National Committee of the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD), and provides representation at ICOLD meetings and on Technical Committees. In this way, CDA members are linked with international developments and best practice.