Official journal of the British Dam Society.

ISSN: 1368-1494
eISSN: 1756-8404

Aims and scope

Dams and Reservoirs is the official journal of the British Dam Society (BDS).

The journal welcomes high quality technical papers, technical notes, briefing articles, case studies and discussions from all over the world related to the design, construction, operation, safety and environmental aspects of dams, reservoirs and their ancillary works. The journal reports on the work of the BDS worldwide and the related work of the International Commission on Large Dams.


This journal is aligned with our sustainable structures and infrastructures goal

We recognise the transformative power of sustainable engineering, design and building practices in creating a world where our planet and its inhabitants can thrive.

SDG 3 Good health & well-being
SDG 6 Clean water & sanitation
SDG 7 Affordable & clean energy
SDG 9 Industry, innovation & infrastructure
SDG 11 Sustainable cities & communities
SDG 12 Responsible consumption & production
SDG 13 Climate action
Find out about our sustainable structures and infrastructures goal