The Canadian Dam Association won a Canadian Society of Association Executives national award for professional development and education in 2013. The award was for CDA's work on public safety around dams, especially the Guidelines for Public Safety Around Dams and the related workshop.


CDA and USSD offer joint webinar on December 15
CDA/USSD offer a joint webinar, Introduction to the Engineer of Record for Tailings Dams.
December Webinar - Register Now!
The next technical presentation in CDA’s Webinar Series is December 16. Sign up for free!
ICOLD bestows Honorary Membership to Tony Bennett
Canadian Tony Bennett receives Honorary Membership from ICOLD.
CDA selects new management team
New Executive Director and staff for CDA
2021 Call for Abstracts
Share your knowledge and experience at CDA 2021 by contributing to the technical program
Check out CDA’s Webinar Series – it’s free!
The next technical presentation in CDA’s Webinar Series is November 17. Sign up for free!
Volunteer needed for engineering oral history project
CDA looking for volunteer for oral history project
Webinar-October 26
Register now for CDA's first webinar in its series on October 26!
ICOLD President Michael Rogers issues Circular Letter 1970
The ICOLD General Assembly will meet virtually on November 30.
2020 AGM Notice & Information
Information on CDA 2020 AGM and election results
CDA Webinar Series – Call for Abstracts
CDA Webinar Series – Call for Abstracts. Abstracts due August 17.
Message from the ICOLD President
Keep up to date with ICOLD!
CDA online technical presentation July 15
Register now for CDA’s free webinar on July 15!
Nominations due August 14 for CDA awards
Every year CDA honours its members through its annual awards program. Nominations are due by August
Stay connected – renew your membership today!
Canada Day or July 1 marked a new membership year for CDA. Have you renewed your membership?
Show your industry support – renew your corporate membership today
Don’t delay! We encourage you to renew today as corporate and sustaining members have never been mo
Free CDA Online Technical Presentation
Thursday, June 18 @ 12 p.m. PDT
CDA’s annual conference postponed until October 2021
CDA made the difficult decision to postpone its annual conference by one year due to the COVID-19
Volunteers wanted!
Two of CDA’s standing committees are looking for volunteers. Submit your expression of interest by
ICOLD 2021 Call for Abstracts Deadline Reminder
ICOLD 2021 abstracts due May 25.
ICOLD 2020 postponed until late November
ICOLD 2020 will be held November 28 to December 3 in New Delhi.
COVID-19 and Dam Safety
CDA guidance on dam safety during COVID-19 pandemic
ICOLD 2022 and 2023 locations confirmed
ICOLD has issued Circular Letter 1966 confirming the locations for ICOLD 2022 and 2023.
Message from the Canadian Dam Association regarding COVID-19
Message from President Catrin Bryan on COVID-19.
CDA Guidance Documents online for members
CDA’s technical guidance documents are now available to members online at no charge.
CDA 2020 Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities Available Now
Don’t be disappointed! Many sponsorship levels are sold out and booth space is already 50% sold!
Ontario proposing alternate rules for repair of wetland dams
Amendment would reduce regulatory burden to owners of low-hazard wetland dams; support continued management of Ontario’s wetlands.
Honouring the Industry
CDA paid tribute to industry leaders on October 16 in Quebec City at the annual awards gala.
Changes to Engineer-of-Record Approved
The 2019 English version of the CDA Technical Bulletin: Application of Dam Safety Guidelines to Mining Dams has been released.
Happy Holidays from the CDA
The CDA board of directors and staff wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season and a prosperous 2020. The CDA office will be closed December 24 to 26 and January 1.
Visit CDA on LinkedIn!
CDA has started a company page on LinkedIn, so check us out!
Vancouver 2019 Meeting & Technical Presentations
Information on Vancouver event, May 27, 2019
Notice of CDA 2019 Annual General Meeting
Democracy in action … come to the Annual General Meeting
Registration rate for YPs for ICOLD 2019 less than $900!
YPs receive a significant discount on their ICOLD 2019 registration rate, but still receive all the benefits of a full delegate. Leaders in the dam industry should encourage and support their YPs to attend.
EIC honoured its 2019 award winners and fellowship inductees on March 30
Representatives of CDA were in attendance at the EIC gala on March 30 to celebrate excellence in engineering including CDA member Pierre Leger who was one of 20 new Fellows of EIC.
ICOLD statement on Brumadinho dam failure
ICOLD following situation in Brazil closely
CDA post-graduate scholarship applications are due May 15
Members are encouraged to promote the CDA graduate scholarship program to potential applicants. Deadline for submission is May 15.
ICOLD 2019 Early Bird Rate Ends March 31
Register before March 31 to receive the early bird registration rate for ICOLD 2019.
What exactly is ICOLD?
There are lots of acronyms in the world – what is ICOLD and why is it important to CDA and the dam industry?
CDA participating in Africa 2019
CDA will be participating in Africa 2019: Water Storage and Hydropower Development for Africa to be held in Namibia from April 2 to 4.
FEMA and USSD Workshop to be held May 15
Join FEMA and USSD on May 15 in Washington, DC for a one-day workshop.
Calling all engineers! Be counted!
Engineers from around the world are invited to take the Global Engineer Survey.
CDA 2019 Call for Abstracts – Deadline January 31
The deadline for submitting abstracts for papers and posters for CDA 2019 is January 31.
Did you attend the 2018 conference? We want your feedback!
Just a reminder to 2018 conference attendees to complete the survey by January 18.
Check out the CDA webpage for “What dam owners need to know”
Are you a dam owner? The Design and Construction Working Group has updated the information on CDA’s website for “what dam owners need to know”.
New document posted to members’ only section
CDA members should check out the document “A Primer on Dams” in the members’ only section.
Registration for ICOLD 2019 opens January 31
Registration for the 2019 International Commission on Large Dams Annual Meeting and Symposium in Ottawa to open in mid-January.
EIC announces 2019 award winners and fellowship inductees
EIC announces the winning recipients of its 2019 senior engineering awards and fellowship inductees.
Registration for the 2019 USSD Conference and Exhibition is now open
Register now for the 2019 USSD Conference and Exhibition to be held April 8 to 11 in Chicago.
Catrin Bryan Elected Vice President
Catrin Bryan was elected Vice President of CDA in November
Feedback on 2 federal government papers is due by January 15
The Canadian government is seeking feedback on two papers by January 15 related to the proposed Canadian Navigable Waters Act.
CDA 2018 Financial Report
CDA on solid financial ground
Register today for DSR Workshop in Newfoundland – Space is Limited!
The DSR Workshop will be held November 26 in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Register soon as space is limited!
Voting underway for CDA Director
Vote for Manitoba Director underway; candidates sought for VP
Early bird registration rate extended to Aug. 20 for CDA 2018!
The early bird rate for CDA 2018 in Quebec City ends August 20.
Papers from 2017 Conference now available to members
Free access to 2017 Conference Proceedings for CDA members via website
USSD Call for Abstracts
Abstracts are due by July 18 for the 2019 USSD Conference & Exhibition to be held in Chicago.
Notice of 2018 Annual General Meeting
The 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held in Quebec City on October 15.
Time to Renew Your CDA Membership
Time to renew your CDA membership. The CDA Membership Year is July 1 to June 30.
Only 1 exhibit booth left for CDA 2018
Only one booth remains for CDA’s tradeshow in October in Quebec City.
CDA 2018 sponsorship opportunities available
Interested firms should check out the CDA website for available sponsorship opportunities.
Review and comments being sought on a draft technical bulletin
CDA is seeking comments and review on a Draft Technical Bulletin: Emergency Management for Dam Safety.  Comments are due by July 9.
2018 CDA Awards - Call for Nominations
The deadline for nominations is July 15.
ICOLD 2018 in Vienna fast approaching!
Join the international community in Vienna for ICOLD 2018.
Mark your calendars for the 2018 Power of Water Canada Conference and Tradeshow
The 2018 Power of Water Canada Conference and Tradeshow will be held October 29 to 31 in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.
EIC Recognizes Excellence
Two CDA members were inducted as Fellows by the EIC on April 28.
Dam Safety Reviews Workshop to be held in Vancouver
Mark June 13 on your calendar for a DSR Workshop in Vancouver.
Canadian needed for ICOLD technical committee
A new ICOLD technical committee Resettlement Due to Reservoirs is looking for volunteers.
Registration opens May 7 for CDA 2018!
CDA members can register for CDA 2018 in Quebec City starting May 7.
Registration now open for the 3rd International Dam World Conference
Mark September 17 to 21 on your calendar for the 3rd International Dam World Conference to be held in Foz do Iguassu, Brazil.
Canadian expertise being shared in Vienna
CDA members who plan on attending ICOLD 2018 in Vienna will see that nine Canadian papers will form part of 2018 ICOLD Congress.
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.
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.
Call for Technical Abstracts!
The Ontario Waterpower Association has issued a call for technical abstracts for the Power of Water Canada Conference and Tradeshow.
Engineering Institute of Canada Celebrates Engineering
CDA members should check out EIC’s advertorial that celebrates engineering.
CDA Call for Posters!
Abstracts for the Poster Session to be held during CDA 2018 in Quebec City are due April 13.
Regina Dam Safety Reviews Workshop - Sold Out
The March 8 workshop in Regina is sold out. Check the CDA website for future dates for this workshop.
CDA scholarship applications due May 15
Members are encouraged to promote the CDA graduate scholarship program to potential applicants.
Panel Discussion, “Arctic warming: Land and communities on the cusp of rapid change” in Ottawa
Sciences and social sciences come together in a moderated discussion to examine the impacts of climate change on Arctic ecosystems and the way Inuit communities are adapting to the new reality in Nunangat.
CDA 2018 Conference - Call for Papers
CDA 2018 Call for Papers! Deadline March 2.
ICOLD 2018 Early Bird Rate Ends March 31
CDA members who plan on attending ICOLD 2018 in Vienna should register before March 31 in order to take advantage of the early bird registration rate.
Dam Safety Reviews Workshop to be held March 8 in Regina
Registration is now open for the DSR Workshop in Regina.
Ontario amends construction regulation of Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act
Decision notice on amended regulation posted Dec. 18
EIC announces medallists; award winners
Five medallists and 20 Fellows to receive recognition; two are CDA members
CDA 2018 Exhibit Space – 60% Sold
Don’t be disappointed – book your exhibit space today for CDA 2018 in Quebec City!
International Business Development Strong; Opportunities Still Exist
CDA’s International Business Development project is off to a strong start; opportunities still exist that Canadian companies should be aware of.
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.
Bob Patrick elected CDA President for 2017-2018
The 2017-2018 board of directors was elected on October 16 in Kelowna at the AGM.
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.
Honouring the Industry
CDA paid tribute to industry leaders on October 17 in Kelowna at the annual awards gala.
EIC accepting nominations for 2018
The deadline for nomination is November 15.
2017 Board Nominations Results
Members to vote to ratify at Oct. 16, 2017 AGM
Ken Cain named Chair of Regulators Committee
New ICOLD Bulletins Available for CDA Members
New and updated ICOLD Bulletins have been posted to the members’ only section of the CDA website.
Are you interested in engineering history? Looking to volunteer?
CDA is looking for a representative to serve on the EIC History & Archives Committee.
Nominate a Colleague for an EIC Award
Nominations are now open for the EIC Honours & Awards. Nominations are due by November 15.
ICOLD launches new award; apply now
ICOLD launches its Innovation Award to be presented at the Vienna Congress in July 2018.
2018 ICOLD Congress - Papers still welcome
CDA members who wish to submit abstracts for ICOLD 2018 should contact us immediately.
CDA seeks lead for Young Professionals program at ICOLD 2019
CDA is looking for an enthusiastic Young Professional with an interest in dams and association activity, to lead the Young Professionals program at the ICOLD 2019 Meeting and Symposium in Ottawa.
Canadian elected to ICOLD Executive
Jean-Pierre Tournier elected as Vice President