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Event Organiser: The British Dam Society

Young Persons Paper Competition, online

  • Webinar
  • Online
  • 10 January 2022
  • 18:00 - 19:45
Young Persons Paper Competition, online

About this event

BDS Prize Competition Final

Five papers have been selected from the entries to the BDS Prize Competition which is open to BDS members under 35 years of age. The submitted paper (2,500 words) is on a topic of dam engineering relating to the author's experience in reservoir research, design, construction, operation, maintenance, or supervision.

Participants must be able to demonstrate that they have undertaken a significant role, relative to their level of experience, in the project or topic.

The five finalists will present their papers followed by questions from the audience. The judges will score their presentations, and these will be added to the scores they received for their papers. The winners, to be announced at the end of the meeting, will receive £500 for first place with second and third prizes of £200 and £100 respectively.

The Winner will also have their paper published in the BDS Journal “Dams and Reservoirs”.

BDS Photography Prize

The winners of the 2021 BDS Photography Competition will be announced on the night. The competition is run annually and open to members of the BDS and ICE as well as Engineering Students. Winners receive a cash prize (1st Prize £200; 2nd Prize £100; 3rd Prize £50) and photographs may feature on the British Dam Society Website and on the cover of the BDS Journal Dams and Reservoirs.


Emma Bullen

Managing the dam breach modelling and mapping of reservoirs in Wales.

Amy Carter

Arcadis - Drivers for discontinuance: a multi-disciplinary approach to feasibility assessment.

Ciara Gill

Jacobs - Forge Mill Flood Storage Area: Lessons learnt.

Michael Jack

SSE – Maintaining our dams and contributing towards Net Zero.

India Hutchinson

Stantec – Grassholme Reservoir: Northern embankment stabilisation works.

Event venue

United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Elena Arrobbio

e: [email protected]