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.


Notice of CDA Annual General Meeting
Democracy in action … come to the Annual General Meeting
Vancouver 2019 Meeting & Technical Presentations
Information on Vancouver event, May 27, 2019
2019 CDA Awards - Call for Nominations
The deadline for nominations is July 15.
Visit CDA on LinkedIn!
CDA has started a company page on LinkedIn, so check us out!
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.
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.
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.
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.
OWA Call for Technical Abstracts
Technical abstracts are due March 1 for the Ontario Waterpower Association.
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.
Calling all engineers! Be counted!
Engineers from around the world are invited to take the Global Engineer Survey.
New document posted to members’ only section
CDA members should check out the document “A Primer on Dams” in the members’ only section.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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
Register today for DSR Workshop in Newfoundland – Space is Limited!
The DSR Workshop will be held November 26 in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Register soon as space is limited!
Voting underway for CDA Director
Vote for Manitoba Director underway; candidates sought for VP
Early bird registration rate extended to Aug. 20 for CDA 2018!
The early bird rate for CDA 2018 in Quebec City ends August 20.
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
USSD Call for Abstracts
Abstracts are due by July 18 for the 2019 USSD Conference & Exhibition to be held in Chicago.
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.
Only 1 exhibit booth left for CDA 2018
Only one booth remains for CDA’s tradeshow in October in Quebec City.
2018 CDA Awards - Call for Nominations
The deadline for nominations is July 15.
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.
ICOLD 2018 in Vienna fast approaching!
Join the international community in Vienna for ICOLD 2018.
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.
Dam Safety Reviews Workshop to be held in Vancouver
Mark June 13 on your calendar for a DSR Workshop in Vancouver.
EIC Recognizes Excellence
Two CDA members were inducted as Fellows by the EIC on April 28.
Canadian needed for ICOLD technical committee
A new ICOLD technical committee Resettlement Due to Reservoirs is looking for volunteers.
Registration opens May 7 for CDA 2018!
CDA members can register for CDA 2018 in Quebec City starting May 7.
Only 6 exhibit booths left for CDA 2018
Interested exhibitors that have not yet signed up for a booth for CDA 2018 should not delay as only six booths remain!
Registration now open for the 3rd International Dam World Conference
Mark September 17 to 21 on your calendar for the 3rd International Dam World Conference to be held in Foz do Iguassu, Brazil.
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.
International Short Course on Design and Assessment of Mine Waste Structures to be Held in Edmonton
This comprehensive course is comprised of five days of 40 lecture hours and three tutorials on the design, construction, operation, monitoring, evaluation and safety of mining facilities.
Abstracts Due April 13 for CDA Poster Session
Calling all students and young professionals! Abstracts are due on April 13 for the CDA Poster Session to be held in Quebec City during the national conference in October.
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.
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.
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.
Dam Safety Reviews Workshop to be held March 8 in Regina
Registration is now open for the DSR Workshop in Regina.
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
CDA 2018 Exhibit Space – 60% Sold
Don’t be disappointed – book your exhibit space today for CDA 2018 in Quebec City!
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.
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 Committee Seeking Representative
ICOLD has created a new technical committee on levees and flood defences and is looking for a Canadian representative.
Nominate a Colleague for an EIC Award
Nominations are now open for the EIC Honours & Awards. Nominations are due by November 15.
ICOLD launches new award; apply now
ICOLD launches its Innovation Award to be presented at the Vienna Congress in July 2018.
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.
Canadian elected to ICOLD Executive
Jean-Pierre Tournier elected as Vice President
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!
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.
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.
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.