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

CWRA hosting Federal Floodplain Mapping Guidelines Workshops
Le francais suit. The Federal Floodplain Mapping Guidelines workshop, hosted by CWRA on behalf of the Government of Canada, presents and gathers input regarding the recently developed Federal Floodplain Mapping Guidelines Series documents.
3/15/2017
CDA invites applications for scholarships
CDA’s scholarship program for postgraduate students who are focusing on dam safety and/or the management of dams.
3/6/2017
Mark your calendars for the CDA Workshop on Dam Safety Reviews
Workshop dates announced for Toronto, Calgary and Kelowna.
2/2/2017
Abstracts due February 28 for 2018 ICOLD Congress Papers
CDA members who wish to submit abstracts for ICOLD 2018 have until February 28.
2/1/2017
CDA helping to promote Canadian companies and their expertise internationally
CDA is embarking on a new program to help Canadian companies develop new opportunities or expand existing business internationally.
2/1/2017

Career Section

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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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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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