Corporate Membership

The Benefits of BDS Corporate Membership

The BDS provides CPD opportunities through the biennial conference, seminars and a programme of technical meetings in London and the regions throughout the year.

These provide an opportunity for the exchange of experience and information with other professionals, clients, competitors and suppliers.

The Society’s membership includes many senior staff and managers in top consultancies, dam owner organisations, government agencies and major contractors, who are involved in dams and reservoirs both in the UK and overseas.

The BDS has involvement in national and international technical committees and steering groups, influencing guidance and research projects.

The BDS informs and supports their members on national and international issues and best practice in planning, development, maintenance and operation of dams and reservoirs.

Corporate Membership also includes the following benefits:

  • Three named representatives will have all the privileges of individual members, including hard copies of the Society’s “Dams and Reservoirs” journal, as well as access to the BDS Members’ Area on the BDS website and the ICOLD Members’ Section on the ICOLD website, where Technical Bulletins can be downloaded free of charge,
  • Company details will be published within the Society’s “Dams and Reservoirs” journal,
  • The company’s logo and link to their website will be published on the BDS website,
  • An invitation will be offered to provide a PowerPoint slide to advertise the company, which will be shown before each of the BDS evening talks,
  • The Corporate named representative will have voting rights at the society’s AGM or Special Meetings and at all elections for new committee members.

How to Become a Corporate Member of the BDS

The subscription fee for a Corporate Member of the British Dam Society is £375 per year.

To apply for Corporate Membership, please download the form via the link below:

BDS Corporate Membership Application Form

Please return completed forms to the BDS Secretary at 

Please don’t hesitate to contact the BDS Secretary ( if you have any queries or need help with your application.


Disclaimer: Each of the organisations listed below is a Corporate Member of the British Dam Society. The links given connect to websites developed by the various organisations which outline their specific services or products. The British Dam Society does not in any way endorse these services or products or accept any responsibility or liability for information, services or products accessed via these websites or the consequences resulting from their use.



Aecom Ltd

CONTACT: Stephen Lockett

TELEPHONE: +44 (0)131 311 4000 WEBSITE:   

Aecom, formerly Faber Maunsell, is an international, multidisciplinary consultancy with a long history of dam engineering.  In addition to involvement in over 300 dams in the UK, we also have extensive experience overseas, with dam projects in Hong Kong, the Middle East, south-east Asia and the Far East.  We provide a full range of services relating to the design, construction, statutory inspection and remediation of dams and reservoirs for water supply, flood alleviation and hydropower.

Aqua-Media International Ltd

CONTACT: Alison Bartle

TELEPHONE: +44 20 8773 7240 E-MAIL: WEBSITE:

Aqua-Media International Ltd, publisher of the bi-monthly journal Hydropower & Dams, aims to provide reliable data and a balanced view on the role and benefits of water storage and hydro plants, for its readership worldwide.  Papers focus on technical, financial, economic and environmental issues.  Special issues are produced for the annual ICOLD events, and previews and reports are published of BDS conferences.  The company also brings together world experts at its own international events, working closely with ICOLD, IEA, ICID and ESHA.  Biennial African conferences are organised in part­nership with ICOLD.



CONTACT: Anthea Peters

TELEPHONE: +44 (0) +44 113 242 8498 WEBSITE:

Arup was formed in 1946 and is a global firm of consulting engineers, planners and scientists with a specialist water consultancy providing excellence in water and environmental engineering.  Arup has a proven track record in the inspection, monitoring and supervision of existing reservoirs.  Arup also has expertise in investigation, feasibility, design and construction supervision of new dams, as well as the design of remedial and improvement works to existing dams.  Dam projects have been undertaken worldwide for central and local government, international funding agencies, privatised water utility companies, banks and design and build contractors.  Arup has also undertaken work for research organisations including CIRIA, the DETR and others, and produced guides on many aspects of dam and reservoir design and maintenance.


Atkins Ltd

CONTACT: Graham Clark

TELEPHONE: Tel: +44 (0)1372 756983 E-MAIL: WEBSITE:

Atkins, the largest consultancy in the UK with more than 16 000 staff worldwide, is an international, multi-disciplinary consultancy with over 100 years' experience of dam engineering.  Atkins offers the full range of services associated with dam engineering including new dams for water supply, flood alle­viation, river regulation, irrigation and hydropower, repairs and upgrade of existing dams, inspection and supervision under the Reservoirs Act 1975 both in the UK and overseas.  Additional services are offered in risk assessment, particularly portfolio risk assessment, and training.

Bachy Soletanche Ltd

CONTACT: David Hard






Binnies UK Ltd

CONTACT: John Hopkins

TELEPHONE: +44(0)7549 928666 / +44(0)1737 852847 WEBSITE:

Binnies is a UK-owned engineering consultancy with over 100 years’ experience in dam engineering.  Originally formed in 1890, the company has played a pivotal role in the design and construction of many of the world’s most iconic dams.  In the 21stcentury, Binnies reservoir team continues to thrive, providing Panel Engineer services and technical excellence in dam engineering and reservoir safety, as well as leading the way with the UK reservoir industry’s digital transformation.


Bristol Water plc

CONTACT: Jonathan Rippon

TELEPHONE: +44 (0)117 9665 881 WEBSITE:

Bristol Water plc, founded in 1846, supplies a population of 1.1 million people and all the associated businesses in an area of 2,400 square kilometres (1,000 square miles) centred on Bristol. Our area of supply ranges from Thornbury and Tetbury in the north to Street and Glastonbury in the south, from Weston-super-Mare in the west to Frome in the east.

CC Hydrodynamics

CONTACT: Rhys Coombs

TELEPHONE: +44 (0)7512 363303 E-MAIL:


CC Hydrodynamics (CCH) is a specialist numerical modelling house focussing on water and wet infrastructure. The company has the following capabilities: computational fluid dynamics, large detailed inundation models (floods and dam breach), operational modelling, hydrology and geospatial data modelling.


CDMS Sub-Surface Engineering Ltd

CONTACT: Stephen Fila

TELEPHONE: +44 (0)1904 744424/ +44(0)7967 742420 E-MAIL:


CDMS SSE Ltd has a long, robust history, which began initially with the formation of Commercial Diving and Marine Services in early 1971. Since then the company’s name has changed, but the retention of the founding spirit has remained resulting in innovation dedication and reliability. Now after 47 years in the diving industry, the company can call on a wealth of experience gained over literally thousands of projects that have been successfully completed with a 100% safety track record. Over the years professional association with new clients and other organizations have further strengthened the company’s versatility, exposure, and commitment to deliver the best services available.


Duglas Alliance Ltd

CONTACT: Yuliia Kulheiko

TELEPHONE: + 44 (0) 203 608 18 46 E-MAIL: / WEBSITE: 

Duglas Alliance Ltd is a British company specialising in hydropower and industrial projects construction.  The Company is able to join the project at any stage of construction and further operation – as an external project management office or providing services as a subcontractor. 


Duglas Alliance Ltd employees participated in construction of major industrial and power facilities all over the world – in Africa, Iran, India, Ukraine, Russia and other countries.  The largest project of the company is the construction of Sendje Hydropower Plant in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.


The network of Duglas Alliance Ltd’s partners and suppliers comprises more than a hundred companies around the world – ranging from small, but reliable suppliers of consumables for the life support of the construction site to large energy companies, such as General Electrics.  Equipment fleet of the Company has 270 units of construction and elevation machinery and specialised construction equipment from leading manufacturers.

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

CONTACT: Andrew Bowen

TELEPHONE: +44 (0)7469 355649 E-MAIL: WEBSITE:

Welsh Water is the sixth largest of the ten regulated water and sewerage companies in England and Wales.  Responsible for providing over three million people with a continuous, high-quality supply of drinking water and for taking away, treating and properly disposing of the wastewater that is pro­duced, we are fully committed to delivering best-quality service at least possible cost.  As a 'not-for-profit company', Welsh Water does not have shareholders and any financial surpluses are reinvested in the business for the benefit of customers.  We own and operate 84 statutory dams and a further 49 smaller service reservoirs and impounding reservoirs.


Edwards Diving Services Ltd

CONTACT: Nathan Walding

TELEPHONE: + 44 (0)29 2086 2020 E-MAIL: WEBSITE: 

EDS are a Marine and Civil Engineering Contractor, who specialise in utility and in-land waterways infrastructure inspection, maintenance and refurbishment whether underwater or underground (confined spaces). Our key service is providing innovative bespoke engineered solutions in challenging environments, including dam isolation and repairs. Our Team of engineers and skilled craftsmen work with our clients to resolve complex engineering problems, supported by our wide range of diverse equipment including ROV’s with multi-beam and sonar, hydraulic and pneumatic underwater tools, as well as our own inhouse machine shop and fabrication facility. Our work is never dull, quite often challenging and demonstrates what a fascinating industry this is to work in.


Glenfield Valves Ltd

CONTACT: Greg Morris

TELEPHONE: +44(0)7810 377246 / +44(0)1292 670404 E-MAIL: WEBSITE:  

Glenfield Valves, located in Scotland since 1852, have been designing and manufacturing specialist engineered valves for more than 150 years.  Our products are used worldwide in a considerable number of dam, reservoir and hydropower installations.  Our strength is providing engineered valve solutions ranging from DN50 to 4000 mm in accordance with most of the world's international design standards.  This specialist capability has made the Glenfield name synonymous with engineering excellence worldwide.  Our dedicated team of highly qualified engineers and project managers is available to assist in the design, procurement, and installation and planned maintenance of the complete range of AVK Group products.  As well as the supply of new products Glenfield provides on-site engineering, repair, maintenance and refurbishment solutions for all valve types.

Greenfisher Contracting Ltd

CONTACT: Claire Greenwood




HR Wallingford Ltd

CONTACT: Craig Goff

TELEPHONE: +44(0)7709 413923 E-MAIL: WEBSITE:

HRW has the specialist knowledge to help solve the most complex dams- and reservoir-related challenges, including those involving dam breach, reservoir sedimentation and intelligent real-time monitoring. With over 70 years’ experience in hydraulic engineering, our internationally renowned experts use the latest innovations and technology developed from our research programme in order to deliver sustainable and cost-effective consultancy solutions. Our unique mix of research and consultancy skills is supported by stat-of-the-art numerical modelling tools and large physical modelling laboratories. We collaborate on some of the most nationally significant dams and reservoirs projects and bring fresh thinking to the thorniest challenges.

Hesselberg Hydro Ltd

CONTACT: Roger Smith

TELEPHONE: +44 (0)1303 864343 / +44 (0)7831 378649 E-MAIL: WEBSITE: 

Hesselberg Hydro specialises in the use of asphalt in hydraulic engineering for erosion & scour protection. The company supplies & installs reinforced geomats for river training, open stone asphalt (OSA) for flood protection structures, estuarine revetments & dams, and grouted rock for the most exposed coastlines. OSA is often used to strengthen failed concrete blocks and weak stone-pitched revetments, and as an alternative to concrete blocks to provide spillway erosion protection. As well as contracting, our comprehensive service encompasses feasibility studies, inspections, design and maintenance of asphaltic structures for dams, rivers, coastlines and ports.



CONTACT: Alan Brown


Jacobs is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of professional technical services.  Our fundamental business strategy is building long-term client relationships to provide superior customer value, with over 90 percent of our work being repeat business.  In the UK our permanent staff includes, six AR and one SR Panel Engineers as well as eight Supervising Engineers.  This reflects our wide geo­graphic and technical skills.  All services are offered from inspection and asset management through to new dams and reservoirs both in the UK and internationally.



Keller Ltd

CONTACT: Mark Williams

TELEPHONE: +44 (0)2476 511266 / +44 (0)7557 033271 EMAIL: WEBSITE:

Keller is one of the UK's largest and most successful specialist geotechnical engineering contractors providing design and construct services for specialist grouting, piling, I&M, retaining structures and ground improvement packages using state-of-the-art plant, our highly trained professionals and innovative technologies to deliver projects within programme.
Sister company, Geo-Instruments, is also extremely experienced at providing automated systems for monitoring the safety and stability of dams, bridges and other structures enabling owners, infrastructure operators and engineers to identify and mitigate risk, optimise designs/solutions and document regulatory compliance.
We pride ourselves on our collaborative approach, working with contractors, clients and engineers across all sectors to ensure a quality solution is delivered in a safe, sustainable and environmentally friendly manner. Our vast experience of working on reservoir and dam projects both in the UK and around the World, means that clients will always receive the best advice, highest quality service and most competitive price regardless of the scheme’s complexity and location.



CONTACT: Russ Digby

TELEPHONE: +44 (0)1202 786430 E-MAIL: WEBSITE:

KGAL offers a complete structural, mechanical and electrical engineering service, both in the UK and overseas, through all stages of a project from conceptual design development to final commissioning on site.

With more relevant staff years experience than any comparable company, KGAL are recognised as the leaders in the field of Water Control Gate design, engineering and project management.  With many of our engineers previously employed by the leading gate design and build contractors of the time such as Armfield Engineering Ltd, Biwater Hydropower, Newton Chambers Engineering (latterly Boving Newton Chambers, Kvaerner Boving and GE Hydro), we have a true working knowledge of gate design, manufacture and installation.

Minova International Limited

CONTACT: Mark Jolly



Mott MacDonald Ltd

CONTACT: John Foster


Mott MacDonald is a leading provider of dam engineering services with a growing portfolio of major projects both in the UK and overseas.  We have been engaged in the study, design and construction of major dams and barrages for more than 80 years, providing a range of services including dam breach analysis, risk assessments, emergency planning, inspection, design and construction supervision on projects throughout the world covering all forms of dam construction.

Multiconsult UK Ltd.

CONTACT: Georgie Johnson


Severn Trent plc


TELEPHONE: 07774 336 430 E-MAIL:

Severn Trent Plc is a FTSE 100 company, providing and treating water and waste water in the UK and internationally, through our two main businesses - Severn Trent Water and Severn Trent Services.  At Severn Trent Water we serve more than 3.7 million homes and business customers in England and Wales, and our region stretches from mid-Wales to Rutland and from the Bristol Channel to the Humber.  We own and manage a captivating collection of dams and have 59 reservoirs currently subject to the Reservoir Act 1975.  We deliver almost two billion litres of water every day through 46 000 kilometres of pipes.  A further 91 000 kilometres of sewer pipes take waste water away to more than 1000 of our sewage treatment works for treatment to exacting standards.


Stillwater Associates

CONTACT: David Littlemore

TELEPHONE: +44 (0)1737 768237 WEBSITE: 

Stillwater Associates is dedicated to reservoir safety and water engineering services.  The business was established as a specialist reservoir engineering consultancy in 2005 and has an extensive network of 17 reservoir panel engineers throughout England and Wales.  We offer a full reservoir safety consultancy service from inspection and advisory services through to planning, design, contract management and construction supervision.  We currently work for a wide range of reservoir undertakers including water companies, local and national government, the Environment Agency, charities, farmers and other private owners in the UK and overseas.  We also partner with other consultancy firms, both large and small, where our combined skills and widespread geographical locations add value to clients.


CONTACT: Kimberley Dodge

Stonbury are specialist contractors to the Water Industry, maintaining framework agreements with over 14 of the UK’s leading Water Companies for the repair, refurbishment and maintenance of water retaining assets, including service reservoir, water towers and associated structures. Our specialist services are applied to a range of assets, from raw to treated water storage points.

Utilising extensive and practical knowledge in both civil engineering and high-performance repair, waterproofing and coating systems, Stonbury are proud to have completed the build of their first service reservoir in 2017. Stonbury’s in-house expertise and directly employed teams offer cost-effective and reliable solutions for a range of civils and new build schemes.


Telespazio UK Ltd

CONTACT: Yemi Francois



Thames Water Utilities Limited

CONTACT: Jon Green

TELEPHONE: +44 (0)845 9200800 WEBSITE:

Thames Water is the UK's largest water and sewerage company, serving 14 million customers across London and the Thames Valley.  The area we service covers 5000 km2, from parts of Kent and Essex in the east to the fringes of Gloucestershire in the west.  Thames Water owns and operates 56 statutory dams and a further 450 smaller service reservoirs and flood storage areas throughout the Thames Water region.

Underwater Vision ROV Specialists Ltd

CONTACT: Colin Doyle



United Utilities Water plc

CONTACT: Ian Scholefield

TELEPHONE: +44 (0)1925 678365 E-MAIL: WEBSITE:

United Utilities is the largest supply reservoir owner in England and Wales.  We provide water and wastewater services to 7 million customers from Carlisle to Crewe and from the Pennines to the sea.  We supply 2 billion litres of water a day, via 95 water treatment works and 40 000 km of distribution mains, from sources which include 155 open reservoirs.

Yorkshire Water Plc

CONTACT: Newman Booth 

TELEPHONE: +44(0)3451 242424  EMAIL: WEBSITE: 

Yorkshire Water are responsible for providing clean and waste water services to over five million customers and businesses within Yorkshire, and the efficient management of the local water supply network from source to tap.  We are responsible for 134 large raised reservoirs under the ambit of the Reservoirs Act 1975, ensuring their continued safety and availability for water supply and amenity within local communities.