British Dam Society
caring for dams, people, the environment


Wed 6th September
Thur 7th September
Fri 8th September
Sat 9th September
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BDS 2006 Conference - Durham: Click here for details of technical reporters and to download discussion Forms A & B.

An outline programme for the conference can be found below. Details will be updated as specific items are confirmed.

It is intended that both Synopses and Final Papers will be able to be viewed via links to the synopses and papers page as they become available.

Wednesday 6th September Back to top 

11.00    Conference Tour to Kielder Reservoir (Depart Durham) - Click here for more details of the site visits
17.00    Arrive back from Kielder
17.00 - 19.30  


18.00 – 20.00  

Buffet Dinner – Collingwood College


Meeting of Session Chairman and Technical Reporters

Thursday 7th September Back to top 

08.00    Registration
09.00    Conference Opening
  • Professor Bob Holdsworth – Head of Earth Sciences
  • Ian Carter – Chairman of the British Dam Society
  • Jon Green – Thames Water

Session 1 – Lecture Theatre

  • Implementation and Operation of UK Reservoir Legislation
10.30   Coffee Break

Session 2 – Lecture Theatre

  • Hydraulics and Hydrology
12.30   Lunch – Collingwood College

Session 3 – Lecture Theatre

  • Internal Erosion
15.00   Tea Break

Session  4 – Lecture Theatre

  • Planning and Design
16.40   Session End
17.45 – 19.00  

Geoffrey Binnie Lecture – Lecture Theatre

  • Prof. Chris Binnie
19.30   Pre-Dinner Reception – Durham Castle
20.00   Main Conference Dinner – Durham Castle
22.30   First Buses back from Castle (Last Bus Midnight)

Friday 8th September Back to top 

09.00    Session 5 – Lecture Theatre
  • Risk Assessment and Dam Break Analysis
10.30    Tea/Coffee Break

Depart for Site Visits from Lecture Theatre  (Itinerary to be provided)


Arrive at Tees Cottage – Darlington
(Barbeque to be provided)


Coaches Depart for Durham

20.30   Coaches Arrive in Durham

Saturday 9th September Back to top 

09.00    Session 6 – Lecture Theatre
  • Refurbishment, Construction and Maintenance (1)
10.40    Coffee Break

Session 7 – Lecture Theatre

  • Refurbishment, Construction and Maintenance (2)

Conference Closing Address

  • Ian Carter – British Dam Society

Buffet Lunch – Collingwood College

More Details Back to top 

Click here for details of session location, chairing, reporting etc.

Accompanying Persons Back to top 

A full accompanying persons programme will complement the Conference. Click here for details.


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