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.

Feature Link: Living With Dams: Know Your Risks

(Prepared by Association of State Dam Safety Officials, USA)


CDA Research Scholarships Available
Applications are now being received for two CDA scholarships.
Vote closed for CDA By-laws / Règlements Scrutin
Voting completed for new CDA by-laws / Le vote terminée pour le nouveau CDA règlements.
Call for Papers 2014 Conference
Deadline for abstracts has been extended to April 17, 2014
ICOLD 2015: Stavanger, Norway
Papers are invited for the 25th Congress on Large Dams in Stavanger (Norway), June 2015. Proposition de rapports pour le 25 ième Congrès des Grands Barrages à Stavanger (Norvège) en juin 2015.
Dam Safety Guidelines - 2013 revision in French
The 2013 revisions to Dam Safety Guidelines 2007 are available in French.
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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 - Greater Toronto, 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.