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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

ICOLD 2026 Annual Meeting – Change in host County

Given the current tense international situation, the 2026 annual meeting in Iran has been postponed. A lot of delegates will be unable to travel to Iran and several embassies are not allowing their nationals to travel to Iran or are advising against it. 

 

In this context, the Mexican Committee has graciously agreed to bring forward to 2026 the Annual Meeting originally scheduled for 2027.

30th European Working Group (EWG) on Internal Erosion & 5th EWG on Overflow and Overtopping Erosion

The next EWG on Internal Erosion and Overflow and Overtopping Erosion shall be held in Bologna, Italy between the 9th and 13th September 2024. Unfortunately, the date of these meetings clashes with the next BDS conference. However, should you wish to attend warmer climes both meetings will be organized by the Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna and the call for abstracts will be open soon. 

7th European Working Group (EWG) on Dams and Earthquakes

The 7th meeting of the European working group shall be in Athens between the 12th and 13th September 2024. For more information, please refer to the following link.  

Forthcoming BDS Events

The next technical meeting, which is on service reservoirs shall be on the 8th of July 2024. The meeting will take place online, and at our various hubs across the country, more information can be found on the Events page. Please note that One George Street will be closed for refurbishment. 

Dam Day – Reservoirs for Europe

The ICOLD European Club (EurCOLD) has announced that the inaugural European Dam Day will be held on 29th May 2024. The aims of the day include raising public awareness about dams, promoting careers in the industry to students and young professionals, and encouraging networking between those in the profession. Events organised by national committees will be held across Europe. The BDS will be supporting the event with a social media campaign over that week. We encourage the membership to engage with the posts and spread the information across their networks.

Events

BDS Event:- Young Professionals CPD - TBC

Date: 20 June 2024
12:00 - 12:30

Location: Webinar

BDS Event:- The Service Reservoir - More than just a concrete box. (Thames Water)

Date: 8 July 2024
18:00 - 20:00

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

BDS Event:- Young Professionals CPD - TBC

Date: 25 July 2024
12:00 - 12:30

Location: Webinar

BDS Event:- Young Professionals CPD - TBC

Date: 22 August 2024
12:00 - 12:30

Location: Webinar

BDS Event:- Young Professionals CPD - TBC

Date: 22 August 2024
12:00 - 12:30

Location: Webinar

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