The Canadian Dam Association won a Canadian Society of Association Executives national award for professional development and education in 2013. The award was for CDA's work on public safety around dams, especially the Guidelines for Public Safety Around Dams and the related workshop.

Announcements

Vancouver 2019 Meeting & Technical Presentations
Information on Vancouver event, May 27, 2019
5/14/2019
ICOLD 2019 just over a month away!
Don’t delay! Join the international dam industry in Ottawa from June 9 to 14!
5/1/2019
2019 CDA Awards - Call for Nominations
The deadline for nominations is July 15.
5/1/2019
CDA seeking volunteer to sit on the Ontario Dam Owners Advisory Council
CDA is seeking a volunteer to sit on the Ontario Dam Owners Advisory Council.
5/1/2019
Still time to register for CDA short courses
CDA is offering five workshops in Ottawa on June 8 and 9.
5/1/2019
Visit CDA on LinkedIn!
CDA has started a company page on LinkedIn, so check us out!
4/3/2019
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.
4/3/2019
EIC honoured its 2019 award winners and fellowship inductees on March 30
Representatives of CDA were in attendance at the EIC gala on March 30 to celebrate excellence in engineering including CDA member Pierre Leger who was one of 20 new Fellows of EIC.
4/2/2019
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
CDA short courses to be held June 8 and 9 in Ottawa
CDA is pleased to present four workshops on June 8 and 9 in Ottawa ahead of ICOLD 2019.
2/6/2019
OWA Call for Technical Abstracts
Technical abstracts are due March 1 for the Ontario Waterpower Association.
2/6/2019
Calling all engineers! Be counted!
Engineers from around the world are invited to take the Global Engineer Survey.
2/5/2019
FEMA and USSD Workshop to be held May 15
Join FEMA and USSD on May 15 in Washington, DC for a one-day workshop.
2/5/2019
New document posted to members’ only section
CDA members should check out the document “A Primer on Dams” in the members’ only section.
1/2/2019
Check out the CDA webpage for “What dam owners need to know”
Are you a dam owner? The Design and Construction Working Group has updated the information on CDA’s website for “what dam owners need to know”.
1/2/2019
CDA 2019 Call for Abstracts – Deadline January 31
The deadline for submitting abstracts for papers and posters for CDA 2019 is January 31.
1/2/2019
New - Alberta Dam and Canal Safety Directive and Regulation Amendments
AEP announces new Alberta Dam and Canal Safety Directive and Regulation Amendments.
1/2/2019
EIC announces 2019 award winners and fellowship inductees
EIC announces the winning recipients of its 2019 senior engineering awards and fellowship inductees.
1/1/2019
Catrin Bryan Elected Vice President
Catrin Bryan was elected Vice President of CDA in November
12/6/2018
Feedback on 2 federal government papers is due by January 15
The Canadian government is seeking feedback on two papers by January 15 related to the proposed Canadian Navigable Waters Act.
12/6/2018
CDA 2018 Financial Report
CDA on solid financial ground
10/31/2018
Tournier assumes presidency of CDA
Jean-Pierre Tournier assumes the role of CDA president for 2018-2019
10/31/2018
Honouring the Industry
CDA paid tribute to industry leaders on October 16 in Quebec City at the annual awards gala.
10/30/2018
Committee proposes change to Engineer-of-Record
Working Group proposes change to Engineer-of-Record in Mining Dams Technical Bulletin
10/10/2018
Papers from 2017 Conference now available to members
Free access to 2017 Conference Proceedings for CDA members via website
7/6/2018
Papers from 2017 Conference now available to members
Free access to 2017 Conference Proceedings for CDA members via website
7/5/2018
Global Affairs Canada recognizes CDA
Global Affairs Canada recognized CDA in its news release related to its Global Opportunities for Associations program.
7/5/2018
Time to Renew Your CDA Membership
Time to renew your CDA membership. The CDA Membership Year is July 1 to June 30.
6/7/2018
Review and comments being sought on a draft technical bulletin
CDA is seeking comments and review on a Draft Technical Bulletin: Emergency Management for Dam Safety.  Comments are due by July 9.
6/5/2018
Canadian needed for ICOLD technical committee
A new ICOLD technical committee Resettlement Due to Reservoirs is looking for volunteers.
5/3/2018
EIC Recognizes Excellence
Two CDA members were inducted as Fellows by the EIC on April 28.
5/3/2018
Call for Technical Abstracts!
The Ontario Waterpower Association has issued a call for technical abstracts for the Power of Water Canada Conference and Tradeshow.
4/2/2018
Engineering Institute of Canada Celebrates Engineering
CDA members should check out EIC’s advertorial that celebrates engineering.
3/26/2018
CDA Call for Posters!
Abstracts for the Poster Session to be held during CDA 2018 in Quebec City are due April 13.
3/5/2018
CDA scholarship applications due May 15
Members are encouraged to promote the CDA graduate scholarship program to potential applicants.
3/1/2018
EIC announces medallists; award winners
Five medallists and 20 Fellows to receive recognition; two are CDA members
1/4/2018
International Business Development Strong; Opportunities Still Exist
CDA’s International Business Development project is off to a strong start; opportunities still exist that Canadian companies should be aware of.
12/7/2017
Honouring the Industry
CDA paid tribute to industry leaders on October 17 in Kelowna at the annual awards gala.
11/3/2017
EIC accepting nominations for 2018
The deadline for nomination is November 15.
11/2/2017
2017 Board Nominations Results
Members to vote to ratify at Oct. 16, 2017 AGM
10/12/2017
Ken Cain named Chair of Regulators Committee
10/10/2017
Nominate a Colleague for an EIC Award
Nominations are now open for the EIC Honours & Awards. Nominations are due by November 15.
10/5/2017
ICOLD Committee Seeking Representative
ICOLD has created a new technical committee on levees and flood defences and is looking for a Canadian representative.
10/5/2017
ICOLD launches new award; apply now
ICOLD launches its Innovation Award to be presented at the Vienna Congress in July 2018.
10/5/2017
New ICOLD Bulletins Available for CDA Members
New and updated ICOLD Bulletins have been posted to the members’ only section of the CDA website.
10/5/2017
Are you interested in engineering history? Looking to volunteer?
CDA is looking for a representative to serve on the EIC History & Archives Committee.
10/5/2017
2018 ICOLD Congress - Papers still welcome
CDA members who wish to submit abstracts for ICOLD 2018 should contact us immediately.
8/31/2017
CDA seeks lead for Young Professionals program at ICOLD 2019
CDA is looking for an enthusiastic Young Professional with an interest in dams and association activity, to lead the Young Professionals program at the ICOLD 2019 Meeting and Symposium in Ottawa.
7/26/2017
CDA Directors & Officers – Call for Nominations
Give back to CDA by standing for election to the Board of Directors
6/19/2017
2017 CDA Awards - Call for Nominations
The deadline for nominations is July 15.
6/18/2017
Saskatchewan Meeting & Technical Presentations 2017
Information on Saskatchewan event, May 17, 2017
6/17/2017
Jean-Pierre Tournier Honoured by EIC
CDA Member Jean-Pierre Tournier is one of four senior award recipients to be honoured by the Engineering Institute of Canada
6/16/2017
Nominate Your Peers for CDA Awards!
CDA members are invited to submit nominations for CDA Awards.
6/16/2017
New cooperation agreement with Morocco
CDA has entered into an agreement with the Moroccan Committee on Dams to enhance cooperation
6/16/2017
Volunteers Needed for CDA Committees
Members needed for important volunteer work on two CDA committees!
6/16/2017
Notice of CDA Annual General Meeting
Democracy in action … come to the Annual General Meeting
6/16/2017
CDA adjusts Guideline prices; working on new ways to distribute
Digital options for accessing CDA guidance documents among changes on the way
6/16/2017
CDA helping to promote Canadian companies and their expertise internationally
CDA is embarking on a new program to help Canadian companies develop new opportunities or expand existing business internationally.
6/1/2017
CDA invites applications for scholarships
CDA’s scholarship program for postgraduate students who are focusing on dam safety and/or the management of dams.
4/16/2017
CDA seeks help for Bulletin magazine; committees
CDA recognizes that sometimes the workload is too much for volunteers and that in order to ensure quality services, the Association must pay to get the work done. CDA is currently recruiting for two paid part-time co-ordinators.
4/16/2017
Recognizing excellence at the 2017 EIC Awards Gala
The EIC is holding its annual awards gala on April 1.
3/31/2017
Mark your calendars for the CDA Workshop on Dam Safety Reviews
Workshop dates announced for Toronto, Calgary and Kelowna.
2/2/2017
Changes to CDA Board of Directors
The CDA Board welcomes Michel Dolbec as its Acting Secretary-Treasurer and says goodbye to Herb Hawson.
2/1/2017
USSD 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibition Registration Now Open!
Registration is now open for the 2017 USSD Annual Conference.
1/2/2017
Green & Black Go Hand in Hand
By paying your annual membership dues on-line, you’ll not only being helping CDA to go “green”, but you’ll be keeping CDA in the “black”! Don’t delay, renew now so your membership benefits aren’t interrupted.
1/1/2017
New publication on dam safety available
Operational Safety of Dams and Reservoirs is an essential reference for all professionals and practitioners who specialize in dams, major reservoir owners, inspecting and supervising engineers, and suppliers of plant and equipment.
12/1/2016
Call for Volunteers - ICOLD 2019
CDA needs you! Join a subcommittee and help us showcase Canada in 2019 when ICOLD comes to Ottawa!
12/1/2016
Dam Safety Reviews Workshops
CDA is hosting a series of workshops across Canada on conducting Dam Safety Reviews.
12/1/2016
So much to celebrate! 2016 Awards
Recognition of exceptional achievement was the order of the day at CDA’s 2016 Awards Gala, held October 18 at historic Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
11/1/2016
President LePoudre and President-Elect Patrick assume one-year terms in Halifax
CDA members elected Chad LePoudre and Bob Patrick as President and President-Elect respectively at the AGM in October.
11/1/2016
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry issues new technical bulletin
The LRIA Maintaining Water Management Plans Technical Bulletin is now available for download.
10/31/2016
CDA Technical Bulletins on Dam Safety Reviews available!
The latest in CDA’s suite of guidance documents helps qualified engineers conduct dam safety reviews (DSRs). Order yours now!
10/5/2016
Stay Connected with the CDA Conference App
Heading to Halifax for the 2016 Annual Conference? Download the CDA Conference & Exhibition App for free!
10/5/2016
Still Time to Register for Annual Conference!
Register today for the 2016 Annual Conference in Halifax – you don’t want to miss out on all the technical sessions and networking (and that famous east coast hospitality)!
10/5/2016
All New for 2016 – Special Conference Question
Starting in 2016, CDA Annual Conferences will include a stand-alone technical session dedicated to answering one specific question.
10/1/2016
CDA releases report on Mt. Polley tailings dam breach
CDA has released a report on the failure of a tailings dam at the Mount Polley mine in BC.
7/1/2016
EIC announces award winners
CDA congratulates three of its members who are being recognized by the EIC in 2017.
6/16/2016
ICOLD Bulletin on Extreme Floods
ICOLD issues new Bulletin on safe passage of extreme floods
6/16/2016
Public Safety Guidelines
Public Safety Guidelines now available in both English and French.
5/24/2016
Learning from Past Experiences: Industry and First Nation Workshop
Join the Ontario Waterpower Association and the Chiefs of Ontario on April 20 for a workshop focused on First Nation Community participation in waterpower projects
4/6/2016
CDA shares expertise in Brazil / L’ACB offre l’expertise canadienne au Brésil
CDA Director Andy Small shares Canadian expertise in Brazil / Andy Small, directeur de l’ACB, offre l’expertise canadienne au Brésil
4/6/2016
CDA Scholarships 2016
Know any full-time postgraduate students whose focus is on dam safety and/or management of dams? Encourage them to apply for the Gary Salmon Memorial Scholarship.
3/4/2016
CDA In Ottawa
CDA meets government officials, other associations in 10 stakeholder meetings on Feb. 26
3/4/2016
Proposal to revise Emergency Management Principles in Guidelines
Working Group proposes changes to Guidelines
2/4/2016
Ontario issues new requirements for dam alterations
The Ontario MNRF has released a new technical bulletin that outlines requirements for alterations to existing dams.
1/1/2016
Draft of Dam Safety Reviews technical bulletin released
Comments sought on CDA Bulletin on Dam Safety Reviews
10/26/2015
CDA presents 2015 Annual Awards
CDA celebrated the achievements of one individual, one team and one corporation at its annual Awards Gala
10/25/2015
CDA awards 2015 scholarships
Students from Université Laval, University of Manitoba
10/24/2015
New Life Members appointed
Life Member status has been granted to three longstanding members
10/23/2015
2015 Election of Directors / Conseil d’administration
Board of Directors ratified by AGM / nouveau conseil d’administration
10/5/2015
CDA responds to Mt. Polley Panel report
“Panel provides some much-needed insight," CDA says.
10/1/2015
CDA responds to Mt. Polley Panel report
“Panel provides some much-needed insight," CDA says.
10/1/2015
2015 CDA Conference - Last Chance!
CDA 2015 Annual Conference - less than 2 weeks away!
8/18/2015
CDA awarded ICOLD 2019 Meeting
CDA to host the 2019 Annual Meeting of the International Commission on Large Dams
7/11/2015
Conference Proceedings Available
Proceedings from 2014 Conference now available via the CDA website.
7/9/2015
Nominations Open for CDA Board 2015
CDA depends on volunteers to lead the Association by serving on the Board of Directors.
7/6/2015
Important Information re: 2015 AGM/Informations important l'AGA 2015
Proxy form and revised by-laws. / Procuration et règlements refondus
7/1/2015