BDS Conferences

BDS Conferences

The British Dam Society 21st Biennial Conference will be held at the University of Nottingham (Jubilee Campus) from Wednesday 14th until Saturday 17th September 2022.

Registration for this event will open at 6am on Tuesday 5th July 2022 and close on Friday 12th August 2022 (midnight).

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When registration opens the conference website page can be accessed here. This page contains full details of the conference including programme, workshop descriptions, site visit information and technical synopses. Exhibitor flyers and sponsorship opportunity flyers are also available. Exhibition spaces can be secured online using the normal registration process.

This year we are pleased to announce the following changes / additions to this year’s conference:-

  • New Exhibitor Drinks Reception on Wednesday evening
  • Young Professionals led social event on Thursday evening
  • BDS Formal Dinner & Binnie Lecture on Friday evening
  • Possibility of upgrading accommodation to the on-site hotel
  • Choice of electronic or hardcopy technical proceedings

The conference organising committee look forward to welcoming you to the University of Nottingham in September.

Previous Conferences

BDS conferences have typically been held every two years since 1982 bringing together up to 300 delegates on each occasion.
The proceedings for the conferences are available on the conference proceedings page

Conference delegates may access electronic copies of the conference proceedings, access to the proceedings for conferences from 2012 require login credentials, which are issued with the conference joining instructions.

Since 1990 conference proceedings have been published by Thomas Telford (now ICE Publishing) and are available from the ICE Bookshop.

A list of the previous BDS conferences is shown below.

2018 - 20th Biennial Conference, Swansea - Smart Dams and Reservoirs 

2016 - 19th Biennial Conference, Lancaster - Dams – Benefits and Disbenefits;
Assets or Liabilities?

2014 - 18th Biennial Conference, Belfast - Maintaining the safety of our Dams and Reservoirs

2012 - 17th Biennial Conference, Leeds - Dams: Engineering in a Social and Environmental Context

2010 - 16th Biennial Conference, Strathclyde - Managing Dams: Challenges in a Time of Change

2008 - 15th Biennial Conference, Warwick - Ensuring Reservoir Safety into the Future

2006 - 14th Biennial Conference, Durham - Improvements in Reservoir Construction, Operation and Maintenance

2004 - 13th Biennial Conference, Canterbury - Long Term Benefits and Performance of Dams

2002 - 12th Biennial Conference, Dublin – Reservoirs in a Changing World