This British Water event will help further educate, inform and assist attendees by providing a clearer understanding of SuDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) at all project stages; with a focus on showcasing cost-effective solutions.
Backed by the UK Rainwater Management Association (UKRMA), it will cover introductory concepts through to best practice examples based on commercial and housing developments, in both heavily-urbanised and less densely-populated areas.
The conference will enable attendees to produce added-value surface water management solutions for projects.
There will be a guaranteed attendance and speakers from key organisations including Landscape Institute, Local Government, Commission on Climate Change, a BREEAM expert and event collaborators UKRMA.
Cost-effective water management for new developments is a key opportunity to network and build strong working relationships with water management experts, building design and engineering industry contacts as well as others across the SuDS supply chain.
Chairman of the event is Terry Nash, director, UK Rainwater Management Association. He is also managing director of a group of house-building and manufacturing businesses, specialising in the design and construction of advanced eco-homes.
Speakers at the event are:
Richard Kellagher is a technical director at HR Wallingford. He has been involved in drainage and SuDS research for more than 30 years and is the author of guidance documents on drainage-related issues. This included being a co-author of both the original and updated SuDS Manuals (CIRIA C697 and C753). He is also the author of the rainwater harvesting design method for stormwater management in BS8515 Rainwater harvesting Code of Practice which is based on research carried out by HR Wallingford.
Sue Illman is managing director of Illman Young, a landscape architectural practice based in Cheltenham. While her practice works across most planning and development sectors, she is probably best known for her advocacy work promoting integrated water management and SuDS through inter-professional collaboration. Sue was an author of the new SuDS Manual, launched in November 2015, and is lead author developing the new SuDS Construction guidance for CIRIA.
Kevin Reed became involved with SuDS and rainwater harvesting when he joined Marley Plumbing and Drainage. He then moved to Graf to help develop their systems and services to suit the UK market and regulations.
Manuela Di Mauro (PhD) leads the policy analysis on flooding for the Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Committee on Climate Change, the statutory body providing independent advice to Government on climate change adaptation. Manuela has ten years of experience in assessing and managing risks from natural hazards.
Lutz Johnen is the managing director of Aquality Trading & Consulting, a company specialised in designing, supplying and installing non-potable water management systems, mainly rainwater harvesting and greywater recycling systems. Projects delivered include the Westfield Shopping Centre, Kings Cross or the Shard in London.
Phil Henry is a qualified engineer, member of the BSRIA Council, deputy chair of the Constructing Excellence Sustainability Group, and member of the Institute of Engineering Technology. Phil has been in the construction industry for 39 years mainly in the UK. He has worked for Polypipe for more than 20 years and specialises in assisting consultants and architectural teams in designing solutions for water in the built environment and tall building drainage. Current Phil has responsibility at Terrain lead in the development, training and knowledge sharing for solutions with design professionals regarding water and the green infrastructure.
Charlotte Hardy has worked in BREEAM for nine years, and in her time has worked in several teams within BREEAM, broadening her knowledge of the business. In her time she has worked with DCLG managing the Code for Sustainable Homes contract. Charlotte focused on surface water and supported the development of this issue.
Neil Pendle founded Waterscan in 1994 and has developed the business into the UK’s leading water management company. He has endeavoured to keep Waterscan at the forefront of the water industry including the development of Water Strategy, Water Recycling and Water Footprinting services for the benefit of Waterscan’s clients.
The British Water event will take place on Tuesday October 18 from 9.30am to 6pm at the London Transport Museum