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).

Announcements

Check out CDA’s Webinar Series – it’s free!
The next technical presentation in CDA’s Webinar Series is November 17. Sign up for free!
11/3/2020
2021 Call for Abstracts
Share your knowledge and experience at CDA 2021 by contributing to the technical program
11/3/2020
Volunteer needed for engineering oral history project
CDA looking for volunteer for oral history project
10/15/2020
Webinar-October 26
Register now for CDA's first webinar in its series on October 26!
10/14/2020
ICOLD President Michael Rogers issues Circular Letter 1970
The ICOLD General Assembly will meet virtually on November 30.
9/30/2020

Career Section

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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 EngineeringCareers.ca

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ICOLD

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, dam safety reviews, the application of dam safety to mining dams, and public safety around dams. Access to ICOLD Bulletins is provided to members. We also provide continuing professional development events such as an Annual Conference and regional workshops.
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