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 Call for Posters!
Abstracts for the Poster Session to be held during CDA 2018 in Quebec City are due April 13.
Regina Dam Safety Reviews Workshop - Sold Out
The March 8 workshop in Regina is sold out. Check the CDA website for future dates for this workshop.
CDA scholarship applications due May 15
Members are encouraged to promote the CDA graduate scholarship program to potential applicants.
Panel Discussion, “Arctic warming: Land and communities on the cusp of rapid change” in Ottawa
Sciences and social sciences come together in a moderated discussion to examine the impacts of climate change on Arctic ecosystems and the way Inuit communities are adapting to the new reality in Nunangat.
CDA 2018 Conference - Call for Papers
CDA 2018 Call for Papers! Deadline March 2.
USSD Conference and Exhibition Early Bird Registration Ends March 15
The 38th Annual USSD Conference & Exhibition is fast approaching. Take advantage of the early bird registration rate!
Dam Safety Reviews Workshop to be held March 8 in Regina
Registration is now open for the DSR Workshop in Regina.
ICOLD 2018 Early Bird Rate Ends March 31
CDA members who plan on attending ICOLD 2018 in Vienna should register before March 31 in order to take advantage of the early bird registration rate.
Vancouver 2018 Meeting & Technical Presentations
Information on Vancouver event, Feb. 20, 2018
Ontario amends construction regulation of Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act
Decision notice on amended regulation posted Dec. 18
EIC announces medallists; award winners
Five medallists and 20 Fellows to receive recognition; two are CDA members
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.
CDA 2018 Exhibit Space – 60% Sold
Don’t be disappointed – book your exhibit space today for CDA 2018 in Quebec City!
What do you want to see in Quebec City?
Members who have ideas or suggestions for the 2018 conference workshops are encouraged to speak up.
Honouring the Industry
CDA paid tribute to industry leaders on October 17 in Kelowna at the annual awards gala.
Bob Patrick elected CDA President for 2017-2018
The 2017-2018 board of directors was elected on October 16 in Kelowna at the AGM.
Thank You 2017 Sponsors
The 2017 CDA Conference was a huge success and CDA would like to thank its 2017 sponsors for their generous support.
EIC accepting nominations for 2018
The deadline for nomination is November 15.
2017 Board Nominations Results
Members to vote to ratify at Oct. 16, 2017 AGM
Ken Cain named Chair of Regulators Committee
Are you interested in engineering history? Looking to volunteer?
CDA is looking for a representative to serve on the EIC History & Archives Committee.
New ICOLD Bulletins Available for CDA Members
New and updated ICOLD Bulletins have been posted to the members’ only section of the CDA website.
ICOLD launches new award; apply now
ICOLD launches its Innovation Award to be presented at the Vienna Congress in July 2018.
Nominate a Colleague for an EIC Award
Nominations are now open for the EIC Honours & Awards. Nominations are due by November 15.
ICOLD Committee Seeking Representative
ICOLD has created a new technical committee on levees and flood defences and is looking for a Canadian representative.
2018 ICOLD Congress - Papers still welcome
CDA members who wish to submit abstracts for ICOLD 2018 should contact us immediately.
Canadian elected to ICOLD Executive
Jean-Pierre Tournier elected as Vice President
CDA Directors & Officers – Call for Nominations
Give back to CDA by standing for election to the Board of Directors
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
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
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
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.
Prague Welcomes ICOLD 2017 Delegates in July
The 85th ICOLD Annual Meeting will be held in Prague from July 3 to 7.
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!
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.
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.
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry issues new technical bulletin
The LRIA Maintaining Water Management Plans Technical Bulletin is now available for download.
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!
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)!
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.
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.
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
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 In Ottawa
CDA meets government officials, other associations in 10 stakeholder meetings on Feb. 26
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 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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
CDA Establishes Life Member Category
22 honoured as CDA Life Members to launch category
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.
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.
Membership approves new by-law
CDA members have approved the new by-law, voted on in late winter.
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)