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.


ICOLD statement on Brumadinho dam failure
ICOLD following situation in Brazil closely
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.
Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities Still Available for ICOLD 2019
Limited opportunities are still available for sponsorship and exhibit space for ICOLD 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?
ICOLD 2019 Early Bird Rate Ends March 31
Register before March 31 to receive the early bird registration rate for ICOLD 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.
OWA Call for Technical Abstracts
Technical abstracts are due March 1 for the Ontario Waterpower Association.
Calling all engineers! Be counted!
Engineers from around the world are invited to take the Global Engineer Survey.
CDA participating in Africa 2019
CDA will be participating in Africa 2019: Water Storage and Hydropower Development for Africa to be held in Namibia from April 2 to 4.
FEMA and USSD Workshop to be held May 15
Join FEMA and USSD on May 15 in Washington, DC for a one-day workshop.
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”.
New document posted to members’ only section
CDA members should check out the document “A Primer on Dams” in the members’ only section.
CDA 2019 Call for Abstracts – Deadline January 31
The deadline for submitting abstracts for papers and posters for CDA 2019 is January 31.
Did you attend the 2018 conference? We want your feedback!
Just a reminder to 2018 conference attendees to complete the survey by January 18.
Registration for ICOLD 2019 opens January 31
Registration for the 2019 International Commission on Large Dams Annual Meeting and Symposium in Ottawa to open in mid-January.
New - Alberta Dam and Canal Safety Directive and Regulation Amendments
AEP announces new Alberta Dam and Canal Safety Directive and Regulation Amendments.
EIC announces 2019 award winners and fellowship inductees
EIC announces the winning recipients of its 2019 senior engineering awards and fellowship inductees.
Registration for the 2019 USSD Conference and Exhibition is now open
Register now for the 2019 USSD Conference and Exhibition to be held April 8 to 11 in Chicago.
Catrin Bryan Elected Vice President
Catrin Bryan was elected Vice President of CDA in November
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.
CDA 2018 Financial Report
CDA on solid financial ground
Tournier assumes presidency of CDA
Jean-Pierre Tournier assumes the role of CDA president for 2018-2019
Honouring the Industry
CDA paid tribute to industry leaders on October 16 in Quebec City at the annual awards gala.
Committee proposes change to Engineer-of-Record
Working Group proposes change to Engineer-of-Record in Mining Dams Technical Bulletin
2018 Board Nominations Results
Members to vote to ratify at Oct. 15, 2018 AGM
Papers from 2017 Conference now available to members
Free access to 2017 Conference Proceedings for CDA members via website
Global Affairs Canada recognizes CDA
Global Affairs Canada recognized CDA in its news release related to its Global Opportunities for Associations program.
Papers from 2017 Conference now available to members
Free access to 2017 Conference Proceedings for CDA members via website
Notice of 2018 Annual General Meeting
The 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held in Quebec City on October 15.
Time to Renew Your CDA Membership
Time to renew your CDA membership. The CDA Membership Year is July 1 to June 30.
CDA 2018 sponsorship opportunities available
Interested firms should check out the CDA website for available sponsorship opportunities.
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.
Mark your calendars for the 2018 Power of Water Canada Conference and Tradeshow
The 2018 Power of Water Canada Conference and Tradeshow will be held October 29 to 31 in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.
Registration opens May 7 for CDA 2018!
CDA members can register for CDA 2018 in Quebec City starting May 7.
Dam Safety Reviews Workshop to be held in Vancouver
Mark June 13 on your calendar for a DSR Workshop in Vancouver.
Canadian needed for ICOLD technical committee
A new ICOLD technical committee Resettlement Due to Reservoirs is looking for volunteers.
EIC Recognizes Excellence
Two CDA members were inducted as Fellows by the EIC on April 28.
Canadian expertise being shared in Vienna
CDA members who plan on attending ICOLD 2018 in Vienna will see that nine Canadian papers will form part of 2018 ICOLD Congress.
Call for Technical Abstracts!
The Ontario Waterpower Association has issued a call for technical abstracts for the Power of Water Canada Conference and Tradeshow.
Engineering Institute of Canada Celebrates Engineering
CDA members should check out EIC’s advertorial that celebrates engineering.
CDA Call for Posters!
Abstracts for the Poster Session to be held during CDA 2018 in Quebec City are due April 13.
CDA scholarship applications due May 15
Members are encouraged to promote the CDA graduate scholarship program to potential applicants.
Dam Safety Reviews Workshop to be held March 8 in Regina
Registration is now open for the DSR Workshop in Regina.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ICOLD launches new award; apply now
ICOLD launches its Innovation Award to be presented at the Vienna Congress in July 2018.
New ICOLD Bulletins Available for CDA Members
New and updated ICOLD Bulletins have been posted to the members’ only section of the CDA website.
2018 ICOLD Congress - Papers still welcome
CDA members who wish to submit abstracts for ICOLD 2018 should contact us immediately.
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.
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.
Saskatchewan Meeting & Technical Presentations 2017
Information on Saskatchewan event, May 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
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.
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.
Call for Volunteers - ICOLD 2019
CDA needs you! Join a subcommittee and help us showcase Canada in 2019 when ICOLD comes to Ottawa!
Dam Safety Reviews Workshops
CDA is hosting a series of workshops across Canada on conducting Dam Safety Reviews.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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