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.

Announcements

Job Posting: Senior Engineer - Water Capital Program, Grand River Conservation Authority
4/7/2021
Job Posting: Senior Hydropower Engineer (Regina/Saskatoon) (hatch.com)
4/7/2021
ICOLD President Michael Rogers issues Circular Letter 1970
The ICOLD General Assembly will meet virtually on November 30.
4/2/2021
Jean-Pierre Tournier Honoured by EIC
CDA Member Jean-Pierre Tournier is one of four senior award recipients to be honoured by the Engineering Institute of Canada
4/2/2021
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.
4/2/2021
Nominate Your Peers for CDA Awards!
CDA members are invited to submit nominations for CDA Awards.
4/2/2021
Free CDA Online Technical Presentation
Thursday, June 18 @ 12 p.m. PDT
4/2/2021
CDA Webinar Series – Call for Abstracts
CDA Webinar Series – Call for Abstracts. Abstracts due August 17.
4/2/2021
Honouring the Industry
CDA paid tribute to industry leaders on October 16 in Quebec City at the annual awards gala.
4/2/2021
CDA at ICOLD 2021
2/25/2021
Emergency to Commissioning Webinar
2/1/2021
Potential Dam Failure - Webinar Feb 26
2/1/2021
Two CDA members to be inducted in 2021 as EIC Fellows
1/7/2021
Muskrat Falls Webinar English Recording Available
English - December 16 @ 1 p.m. EST / French - January 13 @ 1 p.m. EST
12/18/2020
ICOLD 2022 and 2023 locations confirmed
ICOLD has issued Circular Letter 1966 confirming the locations for ICOLD 2022 and 2023.
12/17/2020
2021 Call for Abstracts
Share your knowledge and experience at CDA 2021 by contributing to the technical program
12/10/2020
ICOLD bestows Honorary Membership to Tony Bennett
Canadian Tony Bennett receives Honorary Membership from ICOLD.
12/1/2020
CDA selects new management team
New Executive Director and staff for CDA
11/25/2020
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!
11/1/2020
Webinar-October 26
Register now for CDA's first webinar in its series on October 26!
10/14/2020
Message from the ICOLD President
Keep up to date with ICOLD!
8/5/2020
CDA Directors & Officers – Call for Nominations
Give back to CDA by standing for election to the Board of Directors
7/9/2020
CDA online technical presentation July 15
Register now for CDA’s free webinar on July 15!
7/8/2020
Nominations due August 14 for CDA awards
Every year CDA honours its members through its annual awards program. Nominations are due by August
7/5/2020
Stay connected – renew your membership today!
Canada Day or July 1 marked a new membership year for CDA. Have you renewed your membership?
7/5/2020
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
6/1/2020
Volunteers wanted!
Two of CDA’s standing committees are looking for volunteers. Submit your expression of interest by
5/11/2020
CDA looking for coordinator for Regulation committee
Applications being accepted until June 19.
5/7/2020
ICOLD 2021 Call for Abstracts Deadline Reminder
ICOLD 2021 abstracts due May 25.
4/29/2020
ICOLD 2020 postponed until late November
ICOLD 2020 will be held November 28 to December 3 in New Delhi.
4/26/2020
COVID-19 and Dam Safety
CDA guidance on dam safety during COVID-19 pandemic
4/21/2020
Message from the Canadian Dam Association regarding COVID-19
Message from President Catrin Bryan on COVID-19.
3/31/2020
CDA Guidance Documents online for members
CDA’s technical guidance documents are now available to members online at no charge.
3/3/2020
Business and Professional Opportunities in India
There are great opportunities for Canadian companies to provide dam safety services in India. Learn about these, and the Canadian delegation to ICOLD 2020 in New Delhi, Sept. 26 to Oct. 1, 2020
2/15/2020
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!
2/4/2020
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.
1/3/2020
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.
12/4/2019
Visit CDA on LinkedIn!
CDA has started a company page on LinkedIn, so check us out!
10/1/2019
Vancouver 2019 Meeting & Technical Presentations
Information on Vancouver event, May 27, 2019
6/1/2019
Notice of CDA 2020 Annual General Meeting
Democracy in action … come to the Annual General Meeting
5/1/2019
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.
4/2/2019
ICOLD statement on Brumadinho dam failure
ICOLD following situation in Brazil closely
3/19/2019
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?
3/7/2019
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”.
1/2/2019
New document posted to members’ only section
CDA members should check out the document “A Primer on Dams” in the members’ only section.
1/2/2019
New - Alberta Dam and Canal Safety Directive and Regulation Amendments
AEP announces new Alberta Dam and Canal Safety Directive and Regulation Amendments.
1/2/2019
EIC announces 2019 award winners and fellowship inductees
EIC announces the winning recipients of its 2019 senior engineering awards and fellowship inductees.
1/1/2019
Global Affairs Canada recognizes CDA
Global Affairs Canada recognized CDA in its news release related to its Global Opportunities for Associations program.
7/5/2018
Time to Renew Your CDA Membership
Time to renew your CDA membership. The CDA Membership Year is July 1 to June 30.
6/7/2018
EIC Recognizes Excellence
Two CDA members were inducted as Fellows by the EIC on April 28.
5/3/2018
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
EIC announces medallists; award winners
Five medallists and 20 Fellows to receive recognition; two are CDA members
1/4/2018
Ontario amends construction regulation of Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act
Decision notice on amended regulation posted Dec. 18
1/4/2018
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.
12/7/2017
Honouring the Industry
CDA paid tribute to industry leaders on October 17 in Kelowna at the annual awards gala.
11/3/2017
Ken Cain named Chair of Regulators Committee
10/10/2017
ICOLD Committee Seeking Representative
ICOLD has created a new technical committee on levees and flood defences and is looking for a Canadian representative.
10/5/2017
ICOLD launches new award; apply now
ICOLD launches its Innovation Award to be presented at the Vienna Congress in July 2018.
10/5/2017
Are you interested in engineering history? Looking to volunteer?
CDA is looking for a representative to serve on the EIC History & Archives Committee.
10/5/2017
New ICOLD Bulletins Available for CDA Members
New and updated ICOLD Bulletins have been posted to the members’ only section of the CDA website.
10/5/2017
Saskatchewan Meeting & Technical Presentations 2017
Information on Saskatchewan event, May 17, 2017
6/17/2017
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.
6/1/2017
CDA invites applications for scholarships
CDA’s scholarship program for postgraduate students who are focusing on dam safety and/or the management of dams.
4/16/2017
Dam Safety Reviews Workshops
CDA is hosting a series of workshops across Canada on conducting Dam Safety Reviews.
12/1/2016
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry issues new technical bulletin
The LRIA Maintaining Water Management Plans Technical Bulletin is now available for download.
10/31/2016
CDA Technical Bulletins on Dam Safety Reviews available!
The latest in CDA’s suite of guidance documents helps qualified engineers conduct dam safety reviews (DSRs). Order yours now!
10/5/2016
CDA releases report on Mt. Polley tailings dam breach
CDA has released a report on the failure of a tailings dam at the Mount Polley mine in BC.
7/1/2016
ICOLD Bulletin on Extreme Floods
ICOLD issues new Bulletin on safe passage of extreme floods
6/16/2016
Public Safety Guidelines
Public Safety Guidelines now available in both English and French.
5/24/2016
CDA In Ottawa
CDA meets government officials, other associations in 10 stakeholder meetings on Feb. 26
3/4/2016
CDA members approve new Vision, Mission
Members approve new Vision and Mission Statements.
2/29/2016
Proposal to revise Emergency Management Principles in Guidelines
Working Group proposes changes to Guidelines
2/4/2016
Ontario issues new requirements for dam alterations
The Ontario MNRF has released a new technical bulletin that outlines requirements for alterations to existing dams.
1/1/2016
CDA responds to Mt. Polley Panel report
“Panel provides some much-needed insight," CDA says.
10/1/2015
Conference Proceedings Available
Proceedings from 2014 Conference now available via the CDA website.
7/9/2015
CDA continues work on Mt. Polley incident
CDA task group continues work related to Mt. Polley tailings dam failure
6/4/2015
ICOLD issues three new Bulletins
CDA members can access three new ICOLD Bulletins
6/2/2015
Report released on CDA Emergency Management for Dams Workshop
65 attend CDA workshop on Emergency Management
4/24/2015
CDA releases Mining Dams Technical Bulletin
New Technical Bulletin on application of dam safety guidelines to tailings and mining dam
1/15/2015
Working Group on Design and Construction / Groupe de travail sur la conception et la construction
CDA creates Working Group on design, construction / Groupe de travail sur le conception, construction
1/14/2015
CDA launches Mining Dams Technical Bulletin
10/16/2014
2014 Scholarship Silent Auction
Silent auction to raise funds for the CDA Scholarships Fund.
9/29/2014
CDA Research Scholarships Available
Applications are now being received for two CDA scholarships.
4/28/2014
CDA wins national award
The Canadian Dam Association (CDA) has been recognized for its work on public safety around dams.
11/6/2013
ICOLD Bulletins Now Available
ICOLD Bulletins are now available from CDA website (members only)
5/14/2013
Conference Photos Available
Photos from the CDA 2012 Annual Conference in Saskatoon are available.
4/9/2013
Change to Guidelines proposed
The Dam Safety Committee proposed an Addendum to Section 6 of the Dam Safety Guidelines as a Draft for Discussion at the 2012 Annual Conference.
9/26/2012
Announcements
6/12/2012
xx_Public Safety Workshop
CDA's workshop on Dams and Public Safety will next be held in Saskatoon, after great success in Toronto, Halifax and Vancouver.
6/1/2012