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

Canadians Being Showcased on the World Stage
Nine Canadian papers part of 2018 ICOLD Congress.
4/5/2018
International Short Course on Design and Assessment of Mine Waste Structures to be Held in Edmonton
This comprehensive course is comprised of five days of 40 lecture hours and three tutorials on the design, construction, operation, monitoring, evaluation and safety of mining facilities.
4/4/2018
Abstracts Due April 13 for CDA Poster Session
Calling all students and young professionals! Abstracts are due on April 13 for the CDA Poster Session to be held in Quebec City during the national conference in October.
4/3/2018
Call for Technical Abstracts!
The Ontario Waterpower Association has issued a call for technical abstracts for the Power of Water Canada Conference and Tradeshow.
4/2/2018
Engineering Institute of Canada Celebrates Engineering
CDA members should check out EIC’s advertorial that celebrates engineering.
3/26/2018

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 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
June 8-14, 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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