Independent Reservoir Safety Review Report

An independent review of reservoir safety legislation and its application was commissioned by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in 2020 and was led by Professor David Balmforth.

The review report, published on 13 May 2021, provides a comprehensive assessment of the current safety regime in England. It makes recommendations for improving the safety regime and to strengthen the roles and responsibilities for the regulator, reservoir owners and engineers.

If you haven’t yet read the report then I would recommend that you do so. Here are links to the press release, the Written Ministerial Statement and the report. 

Press Release:

Written Ministerial Statement: Written statements: Written questions, answers and statements - UK Parliament

Independent Reservoir Safety Review Report:

Professor David Balmforth will be leading a BDS evening meeting on Monday 4th October 2021 to summarise the report and answer questions. Please add this date to your diary. More information regarding this event will shortly be added to the BDS website ’Events Calendar’

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