CDA Honours and Awards Program

The CDA recognizes and encourages outstanding performance in the Canadian dam industry by presenting a number of awards every year.  Administered by the Honours and Awards Committee, the Honours and Awards Program recognize individuals’ achievement and services, as well as corporate contributions to the dam industry.  

Meet the 2021 Award Recipients

The CDA honoured its members and post-graduate student in a unique video presentation in October 2021 as part of its virtual Annual General Meeting.


Watch video of our 2020 Award Recipients

Submission Deadline for all nominations is June 14, 2024

Inge Anderson Award of Merit

This award recognizes CDA members who have distinguished themselves through significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge and practices related to dams in Canada. 

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Peter Halliday Award for Service

This award recognizes CDA members who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to CDA and have made valued contributions to the advancement of the Association. 

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Published Paper Award

This award is offered to the CDA author(s) who prepares and publishes an outstanding article or technical paper on dam-related issues. It can be from any published source or conference.

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Corporate Award

This award recognizes companies, organizations, government agencies and other entities, whose overall contributions to dam industry merit recognition. 

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Scholarship Program

CDA offers up to two scholarships annually to full-time postgraduate students attending a Canadian university or college whose program of study focuses on dam safety and/or the management of dams. 
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Constructed Project Award of Excellence

The Constructed Project Award of Excellence recognizes teams that have made significant contributions to the dam industry in Canada and to society through the design, construction, remediation, upgrading, decommissioning, reclamation, and/or closure of dams. 

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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. 

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Life membership

Life membership may be granted to current or former CDA members whose lifetime of dedication and achievement has contributed significantly to the dam industry in Canada. 

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Other awards

The CDA offers from time to time special awards or distinctions to honor and recognize the various contributions of its membership to the dam industry in Canada. In addition, the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) has recognized some of the CDA members through senior EIC awards and EIC fellowships.

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Student Achievement Award (replaced)

This award recognized until 2012 achievements in dam-related disciplines by students at Canadian universities and colleges. It has been replaced by the CDA Scholarships.

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