21st BDS Conference

The 21st BDS Conference will be held at the University of Nottingham between 16th and 19th September 2020

The main theme of the conference will be; Sustainability within the context of UK dam development, management and operation.

Papers are invited to cover the following topics:

  • Risk Analysis and Dam Safety Management
  • Environmental aspects and Climate Change
  • Materials for Dam Repair and Rehabilitation
  • Legislation and Regulatory Changes
  • Maintenance and repair of mechanical and electrical components of dams
  • Investigations and Design
  • Use of Technology/Innovation
  • Discontinuance and Abandonment
  • Case Studies – Developing existing assets that are now subject to regulatory controls
  • Case Studies - Incidents affecting the safety of dams
  • Case Studies – Contingency and Emergency Planning

Synopses, maximum 250 words, should be submitted by 30th November 2019 to Andrew Thompson, the BDS Honorary Technical Secretary (

Further details available here on the flyer.


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