The Canadian Dam Association (CDA) is a group of dam owners, operators, regulators, engineers and others who share the goal of advancing knowledge and practices related to dams. We are involved in all types of dams used for many different purposes: hydroelectric power, irrigation, flood control, water supply and mining operations.

CDA envisions a future in which all dams are safe, well-managed and benefit society. Our mission is to encourage cooperation, advance technical knowledge, and build competency related to dams in Canada. CDA serves as the Canadian National Committee of the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD).

Announcements

Voting underway for CDA Director
Vote for Manitoba Director underway; candidates sought for VP
8/27/2018
Papers from 2017 Conference now available to members
Free access to 2017 Conference Proceedings for CDA members via website
7/6/2018
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
Papers from 2017 Conference now available to members
Free access to 2017 Conference Proceedings for CDA members via website
7/5/2018
Notice of 2018 Annual General Meeting
The 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held in Quebec City on October 15.
7/4/2018

Career Section

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To advertise a job opportunity, use the Employer Posting Form in the CDA Careers Section. As a member society of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), we also link to job postings of EngineeringCareers.ca

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ICOLD

CDA is the Canadian National Committee 

 CDA is the Canadian National Committee of the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD), and provides representation at ICOLD meetings and on Technical Committees. In this way, CDA members are linked with international developments and best practice.

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Canada to welcome the world
June 8-14, 2019


The Canadian Dam Association is honoured to be hosting the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) 2019 Annual Meeting.

Click here to access the ICOLD 2019 website.

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Publications & Events


CDA offers publications on dam safety, public safety around dams, and access to ICOLD Bulletins. We also provide continuing professional development events such as an Annual Conference and regional workshops.
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