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Lunch and a presentation on Carsington Water

Event organised by ICE

04 October 2023
13:00 - 15:00 BST (GMT+1)
Dudley Golf Club
Turners Hill
Rowley Regis, B65 9DP
United Kingdom

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Join the ICE West Midlands Senior Group for lunch at Dudley Golf Club. Ian Jenkinson CEng FICE, professional reviewer for ICE, will talk through all things Carsington Water.

Carsington Water is located centrally to Sheffield, Nottingham and Stoke on Trent. It is the ninth largest reservoir in the UK and is operated and maintained by Severn Trent Water.

Planning for the reservoir started in the 1960s, construction began in the late 70s, but due to a collapse of the dam in 1984, it had to be rebuilt and finally it was officially opened in 1992. It is also the last reservoir to have been constructed in England.

In addition to its primary objective of water storage, the reservoir provides many social and leisure activities including fishing, sailing, walking, cycling and generally enjoying the peace of nature.

Ian Jenkinson will discuss the 1984 dam failure, the hydrology of the area, the areas it supplies and the use of the reservoirs as social conduits.

To reserve your place, please email Trevor Still via the book now button or [email protected]. The cost of the three-course meal is £22.95 and must be paid on the day. Please advise of any dietary requirements by Friday 29 September 2023.

The meeting will follow the usual format; meeting at the bar at 12:30 followed by a meal at 13:00. The meal will consist of three courses followed by coffee or teas.

  • Starters: garlic mushrooms
  • Mains: lamb, served with seasonal vegetables
  • Desserts: apple pie, served with either cream, ice cream or custard.


Ian Jenkinson CEng FICE

Ian Jenkinson CEng FICE

Institution of Civil Engineers

professional reviewer

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Ian Jenkinson CEng FICE

Ian Jenkinson’s background is Local Government, starting as a highways engineer, finishing as Chief Executive. During his career he dealt with every community facing service and most of the backroom processes.

Following an early retirement, Ian joined the Board of the Stoke & Staffordshire LEP to assist with regeneration and sub-regional transportation. Following this he became Chair of the Staffordshire Local Pensions Board dealing with pension arrangements for 117,000 people in 400 organisations. He also gave consultancy advice for infrastructure projects in England and Wales.

Nationally, Ian was editor of Municipal Engineer, a member of the Sustainability Guidance Panel, the Expert Panel for Urban Engineering, and a reviewer for the Management Book of the Year prize. Internationally, he has published and spoken widely about city management.

Ian currently assesses engineers for their final professional qualifications, is Treasurer for ICE West Midlands Regional Executive, and a Governor of Staffordshire University. In his spare time, he enjoys sailing, walking, and cycling.

For more information please contact:

Deanna Newman