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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.

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Notice of Elections of New Members to the ICE Reservoirs Committee

Applications are requested for forthcoming vacancies on the Reservoirs Committee. From the October 2019 meeting the Committee will be appointing 1 Supervising Engineer and 2 All Reservoirs Panel Engineers to the Committee.

STOP PRESS! - The BDS Technical Site Visit to Thornton Reservoir is Postponed Until 11th July 2019

Due to unforeseen circumstances the site visit originally planned for Thursday 13th June 2019 has had to be postponed until Thursday 11th July 2019.

 

Revised details are on the events page of the BDS website: https://britishdams.org/meetings-and-events/events-calendar 

EA Reservoir Safety Biennial Report: January 2017 to December 2018

The EA have published their Biennial reservoir safety report for the period 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2018 which sets out actions the Environment Agency has taken in its role as the reservoir regulator.

 

The report is available at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/reservoir-safety-biennial-report 

SEPA Guidance Documents For Completion Of Engineer Reports And Written Statements.

SEPA, in consultation with members of the Scottish reservoirs industry, have recently produced two guidance documents regarding the completion of Schedule 12 - Inspection Reports and Schedule 15 – Supervising Engineer Written Statements.

Incident Reporting At Scottish Reservoirs

Although the reporting of incidents at reservoirs is still undertaken on a voluntary basis in Scotland, as the relevant section of the Reservoirs (Scotland) Act is yet to be commenced, it was recognised that it would be good practice to encourage reservoir managers to report any incidents occurring at their reservoir.

2018 BDS Conference Proceedings – Discussions Notes

The 2018 BDS conference proceedings webpage has been updated to include the discussion notes for the six technical presentation sessions.

ICOLD Technical Reports For Review

Several draft bulletins are currently being reviewed prior to finalisation and approval at this year’s ICOLD Annual Meeting.

BDS Mentoring Scheme

This BDS initiative is aimed at helping BDS Members of any age or discipline to achieve their goals within the dams and reservoirs profession.

ICOLD 2019 - 11th ICOLD European Club Symposium

Abstracts for the Symposium can be submitted online until 15 January 2019. Additionally, a two-day International Seminar on ‘Flood Management, spillway design and public safety’ will be held before the Symposium. Details on the program, abstract submission and International Seminar are given on the website.

ICOLD Workshop on Numerical Analysis of Dams

The ICOLD Technical Committee on “Computational Aspects of Analysis and Design of Dams” announces the organisation of the 15th Benchmark Workshop on Numerical Analysis of Dams that will be held in Milan on 9 to 11 September 2019.

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