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January 2018 / Janvier 2018

Call for Papers: CDA 2018 Conference

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The theme of the 2018 CDA Conference is "Managing Aging Dams, a Challenge for Owners and Professionals".  

CDA is seeking papers and presentations on the management and maintenance of dams of all types, including:
  • Dam Safety Reviews;
  • State of the practice and management challenges faced by aging dam owners;
  • Design flood review;
  • Spillway reliability; 
  • Temporary or permanent mitigation measures of safety deficiency;
  • Materials, past and present;
  • Instrumentation and auscultation of dams;
  • Conflicting management of watersheds;
  • Water management and temporary measures during construction;
  • Numerical modelling;
  • Risk analysis;
  • Construction and maintenance: methods and case studies;
  • Management and delivery of turnkey projects;
  • Engineering of tailings dams;
  • Obsolete dam decommissioning;
  • Dam break analysis and inundation mapping;
  • Emergency management and contingency planning;
  • Public safety near dams — operational practices and considerations;
  • State of practice for dam rehabilitation;
  • Reconciling works and environment protection; and
  • International advances in practice.
Authors who wish to submit papers are invited to submit abstracts of 300 to 500 words in English or French by January 31, 2018. 
To learn more about abstract submission, click on the 2018 Conference link at or write to



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