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.


2015 Election of Directors / Conseil d’administration
Board of Directors chosen for AGM ratification / nouveau conseil d’administration
2015 CDA Conference - Last Chance!
CDA 2015 Annual Conference - less than 2 weeks away!
Time to Renew Your CDA Membership
Time to renew your CDA membership. The CDA Membership Year is July 1 to June 30.
CDA awarded ICOLD 2019 Meeting
CDA to host the 2019 Annual Meeting of the International Commission on Large Dams
New cooperation agreement with Morocco
CDA has entered into an agreement with the Moroccan Committee on Dams to enhance cooperation

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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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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.