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What is BDS?

The British Dam Society (BDS) is an Associated Society of the Institution of Civil Engineers. It consists of individual and corporate members. It is open to anyone wanting to share experience or knowledge of all aspects of dams and reservoirs.

BDS News

Forthcoming BDS Events

Our next evening meeting will be held on Monday 6th March 2023, starting at 6pm. The presentation by Mike Hughes and David Holland is on the topic of  ‘Grass cover – improving establishment and resilience to deal with increasing stresses’. Full details of the event, how to join online, and how to attend one of our regional hubs for the evening are available on the Events page of our website.

Nominations for BDS Young Professionals (YP) Steering Group

The BDS Young Professionals (YP) Group comprises all the under-35 members of the British Dam Society (BDS). It exists to facilitate professional development opportunities for young professionals, technicians and students working in the industry. 

Supervising Engineers' Forum 2023 – Call for Presentations

The 2023 Supervising Engineer's Forum now has a confirmed date of Thursday 7th September 2023. We would like to invite the submission of synopses outlining the content for presentation by Friday 7th July 2023. Further details on the forum and the anticipated topic areas are available here.

Nominations for BDS Committee Members

Invitations to stand for election onto the BDS Committee as an elected member for 2023 to 2026 are currently open. There are currently two posts available on the BDS Committee to commence immediately after the AGM in April 2023.

BDS Prize Competition (Young Professionals’ Papers) – Entries now open

The BDS Prize Competition for young professionals is open to BDS members under 35 years of age. The next competition will take place on 20th November 2023 at the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Events

BDS Event:- Grass cover – improving establishment and resilience to deal with increasing stresses

Date: 6 March 2023
18:00 - 19:30

Location: ICE, One Great George Street, Godfrey Mitchell Theatre

BDS Event:- AGM

Date: 24 April 2023
18:00 - 20:00

Location: ICE, One Great George Street, Godfrey Mitchell Theatre

Tittesworth site visit

Date: 3 May 2023

Location: Meerbrook, Leek ST13 8SN

ICOLD Event:- 2023 Annual Meeting

Date: 11 - 15 June 2023

Location: Gothenburg, Sweden

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