Join BHS

Benefits of membership

Members receive the quarterly newsletter Circulation and are automatically enrolled on the BHS Mailbase and to sign up to the British Hydrological Society on LinkedIn which enhances excellent networking among members. Members are encouraged to attend national and regional meetings, for which they will usually pay a significantly lower fee. For those seeking chartership status to enhance their professional profile, the Society is able to offer guidance on selecting the most appropriate qualification and awarding body.

How to join

The BHS membership application form (PDF) may be downloaded here to complete and send by email or by post to the address below.


By post:  Moira Doherty, BHS Secretary, Institution of Civil Engineers, 1-7 Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA, Tel: 0207 665 2234. 

BHS annual subscription fees are £30 for individual membership. Concessional fees are available for full-time students and under-25sr. A joining fee of £5 is payable, but this is waived if new members sign up to pay future subscriptions by direct debit. For full details of subscriptions, please see attached PDF.

Life membership is available: please contact the Hon. Treasurer for further information. There is no corporate membership.

Honorary (life) membership is awarded to a few very distinguished hydrologists and for outstanding service to the Society.


Updating and renewing subscriptions - use this link 

Please note that ICE deals with membership on behalf of Associated Societies. Members wishing to update their personal details can do so at  or you can contact the Subscriptions Department on (020 7665 2227). You will need to quote your membership number with all enquiries. More details are given in the attached document.