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The British Dam Society (BDS) is an Associated Society of the Institution of Civil Engineers, based in London, England. Its aim is to educate the civil engineering profession and the general public on the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of dams. It also addresses the social and environmental issues arising from dams.

The main sections of the British Dam Society website are: Who is BDS, Aims and Objectives, History of BDS, Structure of BDS, Committee Members, BDS Conferences, BDS Prize, and Corporate Membership. There are also sections o Meetings & Events, Issues & News, Reservoir Safety, Publications, Student Zone, and About Dams. The About Dams section has articles on Types of Dam, Uses of Dams, Spillways & Outlets, Design of Dams, Building Dams, People & Environment, and Dam Safety. There is also a directory of links to other websites related to Dams.

The Publications section of the website gives online access to the Bibliography of British Dams, which was first published in 1996. There is also facility to search for all BDS published articles and papers.

Click here for the British Dams Society website: http://www.britishdams.org