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 launches Mining Dams Technical Bulletin
CDA seeking Technical Coordinator
CDA seeking part-time Technical Coordinator.
2014 Scholarship Silent Auction
Silent auction to raise funds for the CDA Scholarships Fund.
CDA Office closed Oct. 1-20
CDA office closed due to conference, travel
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.
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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.