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.


CDA Directors & Officers – Call for Nominations
Give back to CDA by standing for election to the Board of Directors
Conference 2017 Registration Now Open!
CDA looks forward to seeing you in Kelowna, October 14 to 20 for the 2017 Conference. Registration is now open!
2017 CDA Awards - Call for Nominations
The deadline for nominations is July 15.
Time to Renew Your CDA Membership
Time to renew your CDA membership. The CDA Membership Year is July 1 to June 30.
Saskatchewan Meeting & Technical Presentations 2017
Information on Saskatchewan event, May 17, 2017
2018 ICOLD Congress Papers
CDA members who wish to submit abstracts for ICOLD 2018 have until July 7.
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.
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
Dam Safety in The Americas – October 26 to 28
Join ICOLD National Committees of the Americas (INCA) from October 26 to 28 in Mexico City for its International Symposium on Safety of Dams.
Nominate Your Peers for CDA Awards!
CDA members are invited to submit nominations for CDA Awards.
New cooperation agreement with Morocco
CDA has entered into an agreement with the Moroccan Committee on Dams to enhance cooperation
Volunteers Needed for CDA Committees
Members needed for important volunteer work on two CDA committees!
Notice of CDA Annual General Meeting
Democracy in action … come to the Annual General Meeting
CDA adjusts Guideline prices; working on new ways to distribute
Digital options for accessing CDA guidance documents among changes on the way
Changes made to CDA website
Members are asked to report broken links on the CDA website.
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.
CDA invites applications for scholarships
CDA’s scholarship program for postgraduate students who are focusing on dam safety and/or the management of dams.
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.
Recognizing excellence at the 2017 EIC Awards Gala
The EIC is holding its annual awards gala on April 1.
Mark your calendars for the CDA Workshop on Dam Safety Reviews
Workshop dates announced for Toronto, Calgary and Kelowna.
Changes to CDA Board of Directors
The CDA Board welcomes Michel Dolbec as its Acting Secretary-Treasurer and says goodbye to Herb Hawson.
2nd Annual Global Day of the Engineer
April 5 marks the 2nd Annual Global Day of the Engineer – how will you mark the day?
Prague Welcomes ICOLD 2017 Delegates in July
The 85th ICOLD Annual Meeting will be held in Prague from July 3 to 7.
Call for Papers: CDA 2017
CDA members are encouraged to submit papers and presentations for the 2017 CDA Conference to be held in Kelowna. The deadline for abstracts is January 31, 2017.
Call for Abstracts: 2018 ICOLD Congress Papers
Deadline for abstracts for 2018 ICOLD Congress Papers is February 28, 2017.
USSD 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibition Registration Now Open!
Registration is now open for the 2017 USSD Annual Conference.
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.
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.
Dam Safety Reviews Workshops
CDA is hosting a series of workshops across Canada on conducting Dam Safety Reviews.
Call for Volunteers - ICOLD 2019
CDA needs you! Join a subcommittee and help us showcase Canada in 2019 when ICOLD comes to Ottawa!
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.
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.
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry issues new technical bulletin
The LRIA Maintaining Water Management Plans Technical Bulletin is now available for download.
ICOLD 2017 – Abstracts Due October 15
Members are reminded the deadline for abstracts for ICOLD 2017 are due October 15.
ICOLD 14th International Benchmark Workshop on Numerical Analysis of Dams
Theme proposals will be available in November – watch for more details.
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)!
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!
Stay Connected with the CDA Conference App
Heading to Halifax for the 2016 Annual Conference? Download the CDA Conference & Exhibition App for free!
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.
Comments on BC Mining Code requested
Please provide input to the CDA submission by Sept. 7, 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.
EIC announces award winners
CDA congratulates three of its members who are being recognized by the EIC in 2017.
ICOLD Bulletin on Extreme Floods
ICOLD issues new Bulletin on safe passage of extreme floods
Public Safety Guidelines
Public Safety Guidelines now available in both English and French.
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
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
New CAE/IRPP Report on STEM in Public Policy Making Released
Institute for Research on Public Policy and Canadian Academy of Engineering release report.
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.
CDA In Ottawa
CDA meets government officials, other associations in 10 stakeholder meetings on Feb. 26
CDA members approve new Vision, Mission
Members approve new Vision and Mission Statements.
CDA Live Learning Centre
The CDA Live Learning Centre brings training to your computer, tablet or smartphone.
Proposal to revise Emergency Management Principles in Guidelines
Working Group proposes changes to Guidelines
Ontario issues new requirements for dam alterations
The Ontario MNRF has released a new technical bulletin that outlines requirements for alterations to existing dams.
2016 Conference Call for Papers
Call for Papers for 2016 CDA Annual Conference; abstracts due Feb. 12
CDA issues Mt Polley report
New guidance; outcomes from Mt. Polley incident
Draft of Dam Safety Reviews technical bulletin released
Comments sought on CDA Bulletin on Dam Safety Reviews
CDA presents 2015 Annual Awards
CDA celebrated the achievements of one individual, one team and one corporation at its annual Awards Gala
CDA awards 2015 scholarships
Students from Université Laval, University of Manitoba
New Life Members appointed
Life Member status has been granted to three longstanding members
2015 Election of Directors / Conseil d’administration
Board of Directors ratified by AGM / nouveau conseil d’administration
CDA responds to Mt. Polley Panel report
“Panel provides some much-needed insight," CDA says.
CDA responds to Mt. Polley Panel report
“Panel provides some much-needed insight," CDA says.
CDA Board Elections 2015 Underway
Voting for vacancies on CDA Board of Directors is open
2015 CDA Conference - Last Chance!
CDA 2015 Annual Conference - less than 2 weeks away!
CDA awarded ICOLD 2019 Meeting
CDA to host the 2019 Annual Meeting of the International Commission on Large Dams
Conference Proceedings Available
Proceedings from 2014 Conference now available via the CDA website.
Nominations Open for CDA Board 2015
CDA depends on volunteers to lead the Association by serving on the Board of Directors.
Important Information re: 2015 AGM/Informations important l'AGA 2015
Proxy form and revised by-laws. / Procuration et règlements refondus
Vote closed for CDA By-laws / Règlements Scrutin
Voting completed for new CDA by-laws / Le vote terminée pour le nouveau CDA règlements.
CDA continues work on Mt. Polley incident
CDA task group continues work related to Mt. Polley tailings dam failure
ICOLD issues three new Bulletins
CDA members can access three new ICOLD Bulletins
Report released on CDA Emergency Management for Dams Workshop
65 attend CDA workshop on Emergency Management
Nominations Open for CDA Scholarships
Nominations Open for CDA Scholarships English and French
CDA releases Mining Dams Technical Bulletin
New Technical Bulletin on application of dam safety guidelines to tailings and mining dam
Working Group on Design and Construction / Groupe de travail sur la conception et la construction
CDA creates Working Group on design, construction / Groupe de travail sur le conception, construction
ICOLD committee members / délégués aux comités techniques de la CIGB
CDA seeks ICOLD committee members / L’ACB lance un appel aux personnes qui souhaitent siéger aux comités techniques de la CIGB
CDA Establishes Life Member Category
22 honoured as CDA Life Members to launch category
CDA Presents 2014 Annual Awards
CDA celebrated the achievements of four individuals, two teams and one corporation at its annual Awards Gala on Oct. 7 in Banff, Alberta.
2014 Election of Directors / Conseil d’administration
AGM ratifies 2014 election results; new executive chosen / nouveau conseil d’administration, équipe de direction
CDA presents 2014 scholarships
CDA has presented two scholarships to engineering students from Alberta and Ontario.
CDA launches Mining Dams Technical Bulletin
2014 Scholarship Silent Auction
Silent auction to raise funds for the CDA Scholarships Fund.
Call for Papers 2014 Conference
Submission of abstracts for CDA Conference now closed.
EIC Announces 2014 Award Winners
Engineering Institute of Canada is pleased to announce the 2014 recipients of its honours, awards and fellowships.
CDA Research Scholarships Available
Applications are now being received for two CDA scholarships.
2014 Banff Conference - Registration Open
Delegate registration for the 2014 CDA conference, pre-conference workshops & technical tours is now open!
Membership approves new by-law
CDA members have approved the new by-law, voted on in late winter.
Canadian elected to ICOLD Executive
Andy Zielinski of Ontario elected as Vice President
CDA wins national award
The Canadian Dam Association (CDA) has been recognized for its work on public safety around dams.
Annual Conference Over for Another Year
One of CDA's largest conferences ever
ICOLD Bulletins Now Available
ICOLD Bulletins are now available from CDA website (members only)
Conference Photos Available
Photos from the CDA 2012 Annual Conference in Saskatoon are available.
Officers Elected at AGM
Officers elected at CDA AGM
Change to Guidelines proposed
The Dam Safety Committee proposed an Addendum to Section 6 of the Dam Safety Guidelines as a Draft for Discussion at the 2012 Annual Conference.
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New CDA Website
Welcome to the new CDA website! New features will support CDA operations, but please be patient as we put them into effect.
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CDA's workshop on Dams and Public Safety will next be held in Saskatoon, after great success in Toronto, Halifax and Vancouver.
2012 Directors' Meeting & Strategic Plan
On March 30 and 31, 2012, the CDA Directors met in Montreal for the annual Spring meeting.