CDA 2018 Conference: Call for Papers

Schedule for Technical Papers

March 2, 2018: Abstract submission 
April 15, 2018: Notification of paper acceptance
May 4, 2018: Confirmation of your commitment to produce a paper and do a presentation
August 3, 2018: Paper submission
September 14, 2018: Presentation ready

CDA 2018 Technical Program

The theme of the 2018 CDA Conference is "Managing Aging Dams, a Challenge for Owners and Professionals". 

CDA is seeking papers and presentations on the management and maintenance of dams of all types, including:

  • Dam Safety Reviews;
  • State of the practice and management challenges faced by aging dam owners;
  • Design flood review;
  • Spillway reliability;
  • Temporary or permanent mitigation measures of safety deficiency;
  • Materials, past and present;
  • Instrumentation and auscultation of dams;
  • Conflicting management of watersheds;
  • Water management and temporary measures during construction;
  • Numerical modelling;
  • Risk analysis;
  • Construction and maintenance: methods and case studies;
  • Management and delivery of turnkey projects;
  • Engineering of tailings dams;
  • Obsolete dam decommissioning;
  • Dam break analysis and inundation mapping;
  • Emergency management and contingency planning;
  • Public safety near dams — operational practices and considerations;
  • State of practice for dam rehabilitation;
  • Reconciling works and environment protection; and
  • International advances in practice.

Authors who wish to submit papers are invited to submit abstracts of 300 to 500 words in English or French by March 2, 2018.  

To learn more about abstract submission, write to

NEW! How To Submit an Abstract

Abstracts of up to a maximum of 500 words in length, in either English or French, are to be submitted using the new implemented abstract/paper management software.

Here is the information how to access this system:

1) Copy the link:
2) Create an account 
3) Enter your personal information (for the author of the paper)
4) Enter your abstract (copy/paste)

If you have any difficulties with the system, please e-mail