The British Dam Society
Caring for dams, people and the environment
3rd - 6th September 2014 


Pre-conference Tour

The pre-conference tour will be to Lagan Weir in the Centre of Belfast. This mechanical barrage impounds the River Lagan keeping the mud flats covered and it also has a flood defence function.

Technical Visits

Four technical visits will be organised for Friday 5th September. These will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Please indicate your preferred choice on the registration form.

  • Tour 1: "The Mournes" Silent Valley/Ben Crom Reservoirs
  • Tour 2: "Upper Bann" Lough Island Reavy/Foffany/Spelga
  • Tour 3: "North West" Toome Sluice/Altnaheglish
  • Tour 4: "Carrickfergus" Carrick System and Titanic Pumphouse

Further Details of the Tours can be found here.

Accompanying Persons' Programme

A very full accompanying person’s programme will be assembled to include the Titanic Museum, the Botanic Gardens and time for shopping in Belfast.

Further Details of Accompanying person tour can be found here.

Post-conference Social Tour

BDS is considering an extended weekend to allow a visit to the Giant’s Causeway and a distillery (Tour 1) or give more time to explore Belfast (Tour 2).

Tour 1 (Giant’s Causeway and a distillery) – Will include an overnight stay with coach travel returning delegates to the airports on Sunday afternoon.

Tour 2 (Belfast) – Will involve a walking tour with a Guide, more time at the Titanic Museum and free time in Belfast on Saturday night. Accommodation may be available at the University Saturday night if requested, otherwise delegates should make their own arrangements. Delegates will also need to find their own way to the airports on Sunday.