CDA Young Professional Award

The CDA Young Professional Award recognizes, celebrates, and acknowledges the contributions, engagement, and commitment of Young Professionals to the dam industry in Canada. This is awarded to individuals who are in their early career stages and demonstrate professional commitment in the dam industry, either through their technical achievements, volunteer work and/or community involvement. They exemplify CDA's mission by the way they develop their skills and expertise in dam engineering and management disciplines. 

Through the Young Professional Award, CDA aims to motivate the continuous development of young professionals and to attract them to the practice of dam engineering and the management of dams.

If you would like to nominate a CDA member for the 2024 CDA Young Professional Award, please complete the nomination form. Preferably, nominations should come from two CDA members in good standing.

Meet the 2023 recipient:

Savanna Herman, P.Eng.
Savanna received her Bachelor of Applied Science in Geological Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 2015. After graduation, Savanna worked in geotechnical consulting where a significant part of her work involved geotechnical investigations, construction monitoring, as well as installation and monitoring of instrumentation. Over the last 6.5 years, following her time in consulting, Savanna has been a member of the technical sales team at RST Instruments Ltd., now part of the Terra Insights platform of companies, where she is currently the Business Development Manager for the Water and Infrastructure sectors in Western Canada. While in this role, she has had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of instrumentation and data acquisition projects for both dam and infrastructure projects across the region and has taken a lead role on the sales team for a number of large-scale capital projects.


The previous recipients are:

Young Professional Award - Nomination Form