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

Canadian elected to ICOLD Executive
Jean-Pierre Tournier elected as Vice President
7/26/2017
CDA Directors & Officers – Call for Nominations
Give back to CDA by standing for election to the Board of Directors
6/19/2017
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!
6/18/2017
Time to Renew Your CDA Membership
Time to renew your CDA membership. The CDA Membership Year is July 1 to June 30.
6/17/2017
Saskatchewan Meeting & Technical Presentations 2017
Information on Saskatchewan event, May 17, 2017
6/17/2017

Career Section

Build a Career
in the Dam Industry

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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