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.


Ken Cain named Chair
CDA Board Elections 2017 Underway
Voting for vacancies on CDA Board of Directors is open
2018 ICOLD Congress - Papers still welcome
CDA members who wish to submit abstracts for ICOLD 2018 should contact us immediately.
Canadian elected to ICOLD Executive
Jean-Pierre Tournier elected as Vice President
Conference 2017 Registration Now Open!
CDA looks forward to seeing you in Kelowna, October 14 to 20 for the 2017 Conference. Registration is now open!
Time to Renew Your CDA Membership
Time to renew your CDA membership. The CDA Membership Year is July 1 to June 30.
Saskatchewan Meeting & Technical Presentations 2017
Information on Saskatchewan event, May 17, 2017
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.
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
Nominate Your Peers for CDA Awards!
CDA members are invited to submit nominations for CDA Awards.
New cooperation agreement with Morocco
CDA has entered into an agreement with the Moroccan Committee on Dams to enhance cooperation
Volunteers Needed for CDA Committees
Members needed for important volunteer work on two CDA committees!
Notice of CDA Annual General Meeting
Democracy in action … come to the Annual General Meeting
CDA adjusts Guideline prices; working on new ways to distribute
Digital options for accessing CDA guidance documents among changes on the way
Changes made to CDA website
Members are asked to report broken links on the CDA website.
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.
CDA invites applications for scholarships
CDA’s scholarship program for postgraduate students who are focusing on dam safety and/or the management of dams.
Mark your calendars for the CDA Workshop on Dam Safety Reviews
Workshop dates announced for Toronto, Calgary and Kelowna.
Call for Abstracts: 2018 ICOLD Congress Papers
Deadline for abstracts for 2018 ICOLD Congress Papers is February 28, 2017.
USSD 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibition Registration Now Open!
Registration is now open for the 2017 USSD Annual Conference.
Green & Black Go Hand in Hand
By paying your annual membership dues on-line, you’ll not only being helping CDA to go “green”, but you’ll be keeping CDA in the “black”! Don’t delay, renew now so your membership benefits aren’t interrupted.
New publication on dam safety available
Operational Safety of Dams and Reservoirs is an essential reference for all professionals and practitioners who specialize in dams, major reservoir owners, inspecting and supervising engineers, and suppliers of plant and equipment.
Call for Volunteers - ICOLD 2019
CDA needs you! Join a subcommittee and help us showcase Canada in 2019 when ICOLD comes to Ottawa!
ICOLD 2017 – Abstracts Due October 15
Members are reminded the deadline for abstracts for ICOLD 2017 are due October 15.
Still Time to Register for Annual Conference!
Register today for the 2016 Annual Conference in Halifax – you don’t want to miss out on all the technical sessions and networking (and that famous east coast hospitality)!
Stay Connected with the CDA Conference App
Heading to Halifax for the 2016 Annual Conference? Download the CDA Conference & Exhibition App for free!
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!
All New for 2016 – Special Conference Question
Starting in 2016, CDA Annual Conferences will include a stand-alone technical session dedicated to answering one specific question.
Comments on BC Mining Code requested
Please provide input to the CDA submission by Sept. 7, 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.
CDA shares expertise in Brazil / L’ACB offre l’expertise canadienne au Brésil
CDA Director Andy Small shares Canadian expertise in Brazil / Andy Small, directeur de l’ACB, offre l’expertise canadienne au Brésil
Learning from Past Experiences: Industry and First Nation Workshop
Join the Ontario Waterpower Association and the Chiefs of Ontario on April 20 for a workshop focused on First Nation Community participation in waterpower projects
New CAE/IRPP Report on STEM in Public Policy Making Released
Institute for Research on Public Policy and Canadian Academy of Engineering release report.
CDA members approve new Vision, Mission
Members approve new Vision and Mission Statements.
CDA Live Learning Centre
The CDA Live Learning Centre brings training to your computer, tablet or smartphone.
Proposal to revise Emergency Management Principles in Guidelines
Working Group proposes changes to Guidelines
Ontario issues new requirements for dam alterations
The Ontario MNRF has released a new technical bulletin that outlines requirements for alterations to existing dams.
2016 Conference Call for Papers
Call for Papers for 2016 CDA Annual Conference; abstracts due Feb. 12
CDA issues Mt Polley report
New guidance; outcomes from Mt. Polley incident
Draft of Dam Safety Reviews technical bulletin released
Comments sought on CDA Bulletin on Dam Safety Reviews
CDA presents 2015 Annual Awards
CDA celebrated the achievements of one individual, one team and one corporation at its annual Awards Gala
2015 Election of Directors / Conseil d’administration
Board of Directors ratified by AGM / nouveau conseil d’administration
CDA responds to Mt. Polley Panel report
“Panel provides some much-needed insight," CDA says.
CDA responds to Mt. Polley Panel report
“Panel provides some much-needed insight," CDA says.
CDA Board Elections 2015 Underway
Voting for vacancies on CDA Board of Directors is open
2015 CDA Conference - Last Chance!
CDA 2015 Annual Conference - less than 2 weeks away!
CDA awarded ICOLD 2019 Meeting
CDA to host the 2019 Annual Meeting of the International Commission on Large Dams
Conference Proceedings Available
Proceedings from 2014 Conference now available via the CDA website.
Important Information re: 2015 AGM/Informations important l'AGA 2015
Proxy form and revised by-laws. / Procuration et règlements refondus
Vote closed for CDA By-laws / Règlements Scrutin
Voting completed for new CDA by-laws / Le vote terminée pour le nouveau CDA règlements.
CDA continues work on Mt. Polley incident
CDA task group continues work related to Mt. Polley tailings dam failure
ICOLD issues three new Bulletins
CDA members can access three new ICOLD Bulletins
CDA releases Mining Dams Technical Bulletin
New Technical Bulletin on application of dam safety guidelines to tailings and mining dam
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
ICOLD committee members / délégués aux comités techniques de la CIGB
CDA seeks ICOLD committee members / L’ACB lance un appel aux personnes qui souhaitent siéger aux comités techniques de la CIGB
CDA Establishes Life Member Category
22 honoured as CDA Life Members to launch category
2014 Election of Directors / Conseil d’administration
AGM ratifies 2014 election results; new executive chosen / nouveau conseil d’administration, équipe de direction
CDA launches Mining Dams Technical Bulletin
CDA presents 2014 scholarships
CDA has presented two scholarships to engineering students from Alberta and Ontario.
2014 Scholarship Silent Auction
Silent auction to raise funds for the CDA Scholarships Fund.
EIC Announces 2014 Award Winners
Engineering Institute of Canada is pleased to announce the 2014 recipients of its honours, awards and fellowships.
Call for Papers 2014 Conference
Submission of abstracts for CDA Conference now closed.
2014 Banff Conference - Registration Open
Delegate registration for the 2014 CDA conference, pre-conference workshops & technical tours is now open!
CDA Research Scholarships Available
Applications are now being received for two CDA scholarships.
Membership approves new by-law
CDA members have approved the new by-law, voted on in late winter.
CDA wins national award
The Canadian Dam Association (CDA) has been recognized for its work on public safety around dams.
Annual Conference Over for Another Year
One of CDA's largest conferences ever
ICOLD Bulletins Now Available
ICOLD Bulletins are now available from CDA website (members only)
Officers Elected at AGM
Officers elected at CDA AGM
Copy of Announcements
New CDA Website
Welcome to the new CDA website! New features will support CDA operations, but please be patient as we put them into effect.
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CDA's workshop on Dams and Public Safety will next be held in Saskatoon, after great success in Toronto, Halifax and Vancouver.
2012 Directors' Meeting & Strategic Plan
On March 30 and 31, 2012, the CDA Directors met in Montreal for the annual Spring meeting.