Shand Dam, Grand River Conservation Authority, Ontario

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.


CDA provides new guidance for mining industry
New guidance; outcomes from Mt. Polley incident
CDA developing new Vision, Mission, Values
CDA conducting thorough review of its vision, mission and values; seeks member input.
Draft of Dam Safety Reviews technical bulletin released
Comments sought on CDA Bulletin on Dam Safety Reviews
CDA presents 2015 Annual Awards
CDA celebrated the achievements of one individual, one team and one corporation at its annual Awards Gala
CDA awards 2015 scholarships
Students from Université Laval, University of Manitoba

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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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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.