CDA Conference & Exhibition
October 13-18, 2018
Quebec City, Quebec


Managing Aging Dams, a Challenge for Owners and Professionals

For 2018, the Canadian Dam Association is heading to Quebec City!

Mark your calendar now and plan to attend.

Important Dates:

October 13-14: Pre-Conference weekend workshops 
October 15-17: technical conference and great social activities
October 18: technical tours
Accommodation: Hilton Quebec 
Conference Venue:
Quebec City Conference Centre

CDA Conference 2018 Technical Program

Call for Papers
Technical Papers featuring practical case studies and analyses related to managing aging dams, dams’ safety and influence of climate change in operating dams – of traditional dams and mine tailings structures are strongly encouraged.

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 16, 2018.  

To learn more about submitting an abstract submission, visit the CDA 2018 Technical Program page