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

Comments on BC Mining Code requested
Please provide input to the CDA submission by Sept. 7, 2016.
8/25/2016
ICOLD 2017 – Abstracts Due September 15
Members are reminded the deadline for abstracts for ICOLD 2017 are due September 15.
8/16/2016
Dam Safety in The Americas – October 26 to 28
Join ICOLD National Committees of the Americas (INCA) from October 26 to 28 in Mexico City for its International Symposium on Safety of Dams.
8/16/2016
CDA seeks help for Bulletin magazine; committees
CDA recognizes that sometimes the workload is too much for volunteers and that in order to ensure quality services, the Association must pay to get the work done. CDA is currently recruiting for two paid part-time co-ordinators.
8/16/2016
All New for 2016 – Special Conference Question
Starting in 2016, CDA Annual Conferences will include a stand-alone technical session dedicated to answering one specific question.
8/16/2016

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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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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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