BDS Yearbook

Welcome to the British Dam Society (BDS) Yearbook.

This publication has been developed for the following reasons:

  • Our journal, Dams & Reservoirs, has been a mixture of technical papers, event articles, the gallimaufry, Corporate Member profiles and occasional individual member stories. In order to provide more opportunities for technical papers, the BDS committee has decided to remove all the magazine-style features and focus Dam & Reservoirs on technical papers in line with other journals published by learned societies and the Institution of Civil Engineers. This will increase the technical content of our journal and provide more authors, including our young professionals, the opportunity to publish their work.
  • The Yearbook will provide the BDS with an opportunity to showcase some of the work that it does within its working groups together with a number of articles that don’t naturally sit within the scope of our journal, Dams & Reservoirs. This will help you to understand how we work and how you can assist with the running of the BDS, either by standing for the Committee or in one of the other ways that we have identified in this Yearbook.
  • The Yearbook will provide our members with an opportunity to discover more about our Corporate Members. As you will see towards the rear of this publication, some of our Corporate Members have provided details of projects that they have been working on each year. If any of these projects interest you, then do get in contact with the respective Corporate Member using the contact details provided. 

We do hope that you enjoy the Yearbook. If you have any comments about this current issue, or have suggestions for additional content in future editions please do contact the publications editor Andrew Pepper ( to discuss your ideas.

You can view the 2023 Yearbook by clicking here.

You can view the 2022 Yearbook by clicking here.

You can view the 2021 Yearbook by clicking here.

Rachel Davies
BDS Chair