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Innovation in Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)
Thursday, November 11, 2010 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (GMT)
Watford, United Kingdom
Sustainable drainage is a concept that includes long term environmental and social factors in decisions about drainage. It takes account of the quantity and quality of runoff, and the amenity value of surface water in the urban environment. Many existing urban drainage systems can cause problems of flooding, pollution or damage to the environment and are not proving to be sustainable. Given the uncertainty regarding the projected effects of climate change there is a need to develop solutions that will ensure the SuDS schemes are able to deal with changes over the course of their life.
This event, organised jointly by the Modern Built Environment and Environmental Sustainability Knowledge Transfer Networks will address innovation and technological development in relation to the SuDS agenda. High profile speakers will address the legislative, technological and systemic aspects of this complex area in order to bring delegates up to date with developments relating to an important area of water management. Following the presentations and networking lunch there be workshop sessions focussed on potential project generation. At the end of the event there will be an opportunity to tour the BRE Innovation Park.
Who should attend?
The event will be of interest to local authority planners, consultants and contractors and will also feature exhibition stands of manufacturers of SuDS-related equipment.
If your organisation has an innovative products or process you would like to exhibit, please contact Philip Charles of the MBE KTN on email@example.com. Exhibition space is free, but spaces are limited.
Exhibitors already confirmed are ACO Technologies plc, Hydro International, Micro Drainage, Polypipe, Addagrip, CED Ltd, Easylay Paving and Hanson Formpave
10.00 Registration, refreshments and exhibition
10.30 Welcome & introduction: the context of the new Flood and Water Management Act - Carolyn Roberts, Environmental Sustainability KTN
10.40 Keynote presentation and implementation of SuDS - Alistair Moseley (former Chair of CIWEM)
11.00 SuDS situation report - Tim Ingram, Defra
11.15 Technical (design) guidance - Alex Stephenson, Hydro International
11.30 Manufacturer perspective - Neill Robinson, ACO Technologies plc
11.45 Landscape perspective - David Singleton, DSA Environment & Design
12.00 Q&A with speakers
12.30 Lunch and exhibition
13.30 Introduction to workshops – overview of process, highlighting of funding opportunities
13.40 Workshops in parallel, themed with respect to potential project generation
15.40 Plenary session
16.00 Summary and close followed by optional tour of the Innovation Park
When & Where
Modern Built Environment KTN
The Modern Built Environment Knowledge Transfer Network is funded by the Technology Strategy Board to increase the exploitation of innovation in the built environment for demonstrated business benefit.