CDA 2018 Technical Program

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

The technical program will consist of 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.


Call for Posters

Abstracts for the Poster Session to be held during CDA 2018 in Quebec City are due April 13.  Please submit a summary of up to 500 words, in either English or French, using the new software for abstract / article management.

Posters will be on display October 15 and 16.

Schedule for Technical Papers

March 16 - Abstract submission 
April 17 - Notification of paper acceptance
May 11 - Confirmation of your commitment to produce a paper and do a presentation
August 3 - Paper submission
September 14 - Presentation ready

Schedule for Posters

April 13 - Abstracts due
May 11 - Response from the Technical Committee
June 15 - Confirm your intent to present a poster
September 14 - Submission of poster file if you want it to be included on the USB key for delegates

Submitting Abstracts for Technical Papers or Posters

1.  Copy the link https://www.conference-service.com/CDA-2018/access.html

2.  Create an account

3.  Enter personal information (for poster presenter)

4.  Copy and paste the summary

If you have any problems with the new system, please email Saskia.