The Canadian Dam Association (CDA) is a group of dam owners, operators, regulators, engineers and others who share the goal of advancing knowledge and practices related to dams. We are involved in all types of dams used for many different purposes: hydroelectric power, irrigation, flood control, water supply and mining operations.

CDA envisions a future in which all dams are safe, well-managed and benefit society. Our mission is to encourage cooperation, advance technical knowledge, and build competency related to dams in Canada. CDA serves as the Canadian National Committee of the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD).


Notice of CDA Annual General Meeting
Democracy in action … come to the Annual General Meeting
Vancouver 2019 Meeting & Technical Presentations
Information on Vancouver event, May 27, 2019
2019 CDA Awards - Call for Nominations
The deadline for nominations is July 15.
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CDA has started a company page on LinkedIn, so check us out!
Registration rate for YPs for ICOLD 2019 less than $900!
YPs receive a significant discount on their ICOLD 2019 registration rate, but still receive all the benefits of a full delegate. Leaders in the dam industry should encourage and support their YPs to attend.

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To advertise a job opportunity, use the Employer Posting Form in the CDA Careers Section. As a member society of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), we also link to job postings of

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CDA is the Canadian National Committee 

 CDA is the Canadian National Committee of the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD), and provides representation at ICOLD meetings and on Technical Committees. In this way, CDA members are linked with international developments and best practice.


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Publications & Events

CDA offers publications on dam safety, public safety around dams, and access to ICOLD Bulletins. We also provide continuing professional development events such as an Annual Conference and regional workshops.
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