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.


Report released on CDA Emergency Management for Dams Workshop
65 attend CDA workshop on Emergency Management
Climate Change Conference Registration
The Early Bird Registration for the 4th Climate Change Technology Conference (CCTC 2015) has been extended to April 30, 2015.
ICOLD committee member sought / délégué aux comité technique de la CIGB
CDA seeks ICOLD committee member / L’ACB lance un appel aux personnes qui souhaitent siéger aux comité technique de la CIGB
CDA responds to Mt. Polley Panel report
“Panel provides some much-needed insight," CDA says.
2015 Conference Call for Papers
Call for Papers for 2015 CDA Annual Conference; abstracts due NOW
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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

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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.