British Dam Society
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Managing Dams: Challenges in a Time of Change
Provisional Programme Subject to Amendment

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Wednesday 23rd June


Pre-conference site visit to Falkirk Wheel (Lunch provided. Coach leaves from Campus Village)

17:00 Arrive back to University of Strathclyde, John Anderson Campus Village
17:00 - 19:30 Registration in the Lord Todd Restaurant and Bar Reception Area
18:30 - 20:30 Self Service Dinner in the Lord Todd Restaurant

Meeting of Chairmen and Technical Reporters, John Anderson Building K325

Thursday 24th June

08:00 - 09:00 Registration John Anderson Building K325 Theatre Foyer
07:30 - 08:45 Breakfast Lord Todd Restaurant

Conference Opening
Dr Peter Mason, Chairman of BDS
University of Strathclyde
Kenny Dempster, Chairman of Organising Committee

09:15 - 10:45

Session 1: Changes and Challenges
Session Chairman: Peter Mason
Technical Reporter

10:45 Tea/Coffee, John Anderson Foyer K327 & K326
11:25 - 12:45 Session 2: Emerging Knowledege
Session Chairman: Henry Hewlett
Technical Reporter: David Littlemore
12:45-13:45 Lunch  Self Service in the Lord Todd Restaurant
14:00 - 15:00 Session 3: Monitoring and Managing
Session Chairman: Jon Green
Technical Reporter
15:00 Tea/Coffee, John Anderson Foyer K327 & K326
15:40 - 17:00

Session 4: Risks – Assessments and Actions
Session Chairman: Martin Airey
Technical Reporter

18:00 - 19:00 Geoffrey Binnie Lecture Mr J G Cowie “Hydropower and Panel Engineers – a lasting legacy”

Pre dinner Reception               Barony

20:00 Banquet Served Dinner          Barony Great Hall

Friday 25th June:

07:30 - 08:15 Breakfast Lord Todd Restaurant
08:30 - 10:00

Session 5:Spillway Upgrades
Session Chairman: Tony Morison
Technical Reporter


Coaches to Sloy and Katrine (Packed lunch provided. Coaches leave from Campus Village)

Further information regarding the conference site visits can be found by following the links below:
14:30 Depart from site tours
15:30 Arrive at whiskey distillery tour(s)
16:30 Depart and return from site visits to compare tasting notes in the Lord Todd Bar
18:30 Evening Meal plus entertainment

Saturday 26th June:

07:30 - 08:45 Breakfast: Lord Todd Restaurant
09:00 - 10:30

Session 6:Construction of New Dams
Session Chairman: Ian Hope
Technical Reporter

10:30 Tea/Coffee, John Anderson Foyer K327 & K326
11:10 - 12:25

Session 7: Remedial Works
Session Chairman: Andy Hughes
Technical Reporter

12:25 Conference Close        Dr Peter Mason, Chairman of BD
12:30 - 13:30 Self Service Lunch Lord Todd Restaurant

Note that there is also an Accompanying Persons Programme running in parallel with the conference.

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