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

Honouring the Industry
CDA paid tribute to industry leaders on October 17 in Kelowna at the annual awards gala.
11/3/2017
What do you want to see in Quebec City?
Members who have ideas or suggestions for the 2018 conference workshops are encouraged to speak up.
11/3/2017
2018 Great World Water Prize Nominations are being accepted
The Great World Water Prize is only awarded every 3 years. Nominations are being accepted until November 30.
11/3/2017
Call for Papers: CDA 2018 Conference
CDA members are encouraged to submit abstracts by January 31 in either English or French for the 2018 Conference to be held in Quebec City.
11/3/2017
Thank You 2017 Sponsors
The 2017 CDA Conference was a huge success and CDA would like to thank its 2017 sponsors for their generous support.
11/3/2017

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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