About CDA

The Canadian Dam Association is a group of dam owners, operators, regulators, engineers and others who share the goal of advancing knowledge and practices related to dams in Canada.

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We are the only national association tightly focused on the technical aspects of dam safety and operations.
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Our members are responsible for approximately 80% of product and service purchases in the Canadian dam industry.
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The hydroelectric industry in Canada is valued at $27.2 billion in annual revenue.
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Hydroelectricity accounts for 92% of Canada's renewable power.

Industry Outlook 


There are more than 10,000 dams in Canada, of which 1,000 are classified as large dams. Our members represent approximately 80% of the dam industry, which includes dams associated with hydroelectric power, mining, agriculture and water supply usage.

Opportunities Available in Print & Online

Bulletin Magazine

Quarterly magazine available in both print & digital editions

Bulletin Magazine is a 2022 MarCom Gold winner!

Gazette eNewsletter

Now more than ever, professionals consume information on the go. Our Gazette eNewsletter allows members to stay informed about timely industry topics and association news whether they are in the office or on the road.

Contact your Naylor representative to learn more about how CDA can help you reach your goals.