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

ICOLD statement on Brumadinho dam failure
ICOLD following situation in Brazil closely
3/19/2019
CDA post-graduate scholarship applications are due May 15
Members are encouraged to promote the CDA graduate scholarship program to potential applicants. Deadline for submission is May 15.
3/8/2019
Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities Still Available for ICOLD 2019
Limited opportunities are still available for sponsorship and exhibit space for ICOLD 2019
3/8/2019
What exactly is ICOLD?
There are lots of acronyms in the world – what is ICOLD and why is it important to CDA and the dam industry?
3/7/2019
ICOLD 2019 Early Bird Rate Ends March 31
Register before March 31 to receive the early bird registration rate for ICOLD 2019.
3/7/2019

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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Canada to welcome the world
June 8-14, 2019


The Canadian Dam Association is honoured to be hosting the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) 2019 Annual Meeting.

Click here to access the ICOLD 2019 website.

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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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