The Canadian Dam Association (CDA) is a group of dam owners, operators, regulators, engineers and others who share the goal of advancing knowledge and practices related to dams. We are involved in all types of dams used for many different purposes: hydroelectric power, irrigation, flood control, water supply and mining operations.

CDA envisions a future in which all dams are safe, well-managed and benefit society. Our mission is to encourage cooperation, advance technical knowledge, and build competency related to dams in Canada. CDA serves as the Canadian National Committee of the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD).

Announcements

Call for Papers: CDA 2017
CDA members are encouraged to submit papers and presentations for the 2017 CDA Conference to be held in Kelowna. The deadline for abstracts is January 31, 2017.
1/4/2017
Dam Safety 2017 Call for Abstracts Now Open
CDA members are encouraged to submit abstracts by February 1 to ASDSO for its 2017 National Conference.
1/3/2017
USSD 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibition Registration Now Open!
Registration is now open for the 2017 USSD Annual Conference.
1/2/2017
Call for Abstracts: 2018 ICOLD Congress Papers
Deadline for abstracts for 2018 ICOLD Congress Papers is February 28, 2017.
1/2/2017
ICOLD 2017 Meeting is coming soon
CDA hopes to see you in Prague July 3 to 7 for the 85th ICOLD Annual Meeting!
1/1/2017

Career Section

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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 EngineeringCareers.ca

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ICOLD

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.

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Canada to welcome the world in 2019


The Canadian Dam Association is honoured to be hosting the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) 2019 Annual Meeting.

Click here to access the ICOLD 2019 website.  

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Publications & 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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