The British Dam Society
A growing, inclusive and vibrant society; sharing knowledge and improving reservoir safety

About Dams

The pages in the "About Dams" section of this web-site are designed to give an introduction to dams and some of the issues associated with them. It has been written in a relatively simple style, so students can understand the information and use it for school projects.

Additional photographs were kindly provided by Malcolm Dunstan, Halcrow Water, Andy Hughes, Jim Millmore, HR Wallingford, John Sawyer and Scottish and Southern Energy plc.