Upcoming Events

There are a number of  events coming up this year organised by the BDS and other organisations. Full details are available on the BDS website. Dates for your diaries:

  • 6th to 9th July – 28th Meeting of the European Working Group on Internal Erosion at the University of Sheffield
  • 12th July – BDS Evening event on ‘The History and Development of the London Storage Reservoir System’ presented by Bryn Philpott. This will be an online only event.
  • 16th September – BDS Biennial Supervising Engineers Forum at the University of Nottingham. We are continuing with our plans for this live event, however, restrictions may require us to run a hybrid or online event.
  • 4th October 2021 - BDS Evening event on ‘Reservoir Industry Review’ presented by Prof. David Balmforth. This will cover the key points of the recently-published review. We hope to be in a position to host this at One Great George Street with associated regional hubs and online streaming.
  • 12th to 19th November – ICOLD 27th Congress in Marseille, France. POSTPONED This event has been rescheduled for 27th May 2022 to 3rd June 2022.
  • 22nd November – BDS Prize Evening where the finalists of our Young Professionals Prize Competition will present their papers to the membership and the prize judges with the winners announced on the evening. This competition is open to members under 35 years of age. The winners of the BDS photo competition will also be announced during this evening meeting. Details for submission of your papers and photos will be sent out shortly.

We are in the process of planning events for 2022. If you have any suggestions or would like to give a talk on an interesting dams-related topic, then please contact Darren Shaw ( Your presentation does not need to be a full hour as we often combine presentations on similar topics to provide an informative evening event for the membership.

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