April 25, 2024 - Updates for Members

Dam Safety Committee seeks input on Next Generation of CDA Guidelines

The Canadian Dam Association (CDA) have begun an initiative – called "Next Generation Guidelines” – to review, update, and augment the set of Dam Safety Guidelines and associated Technical Bulletins that have been published since the last comprehensive revision in 2007.

CDA’s Dam Safety Committee has been considering the topic of how the CDA Dam Safety Guidelines should evolve since a panel discussion at the 2017 Conference in Kelowna, BC.

A White Paper has been developed to facilitate review and discussion of the philosophy and direction of the Next Generation Guidelines (NGG). The NGG initiative is being led by the Dam Safety Committee in collaboration with other CDA Technical Committees (e.g., Mining Dams and the Committee on Regulation).

The NGG initiative is expected to take several years, during which time feedback and contributions will be sought from all CDA members multiple times.

CDA members are invited to read and comment on the White Paper. The Paper can be accessed here. Note that you will need to login to the CDA website with your membership sign-in credentials.

Comments on the White Paper should be submitted to the Dam Safety Committee at