Agenda

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1 May 2019

8:45 am

Registration, coffee, networking and innovation showcase

9:30 am

Opening remarks from the chair

Speaker

  • Sue Illman

    Sue Illman
    Owner - Illman Young Landscape Design

9:40 am

CHANGING THE MINDSET AROUND SuDS: TAKING AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO SURFACE WATER MANAGEMENT

9:40 am

Regulatory and policy update

  • How SuDS help deliver compliance with legislation and regulations on the management of runoff and surface water
  • Understanding national non-technical standards for sustainable drainage
  • Working with Local Planning authorities to ensure policy and guidance compliance
  • What more can the Government do to boost the uptake of SuDS?

Speaker

9:55 am

From Sewers for Adoption to sectoral guidance – the latest on water and sewerage companies’ approach to surface water sewers

  • Presenting the sectoral guidance for SfA 8
  • Defining the steps water and sewerage companies will need to take to be fully compliant with the set of mandatory requirements
  • What SfA 8 is expected to achieve

Speaker

  • Brian Smith

    Brian Smith
    Drainage Strategy Manager - Yorkshire Water Services on behalf of Water UK

10:10 am

Questions and answers

10:20 am

Panel discussion: how the changing mindset around SuDS will drive more effective water management strategies

  • What is the role of water companies in light of SfA8?
  • The importance of boosting adoption rates for SuDS and how best to facilitate this
  • How will the overall involvement of water companies in the design and implementation of SuDS affect the overall performance of water management systems?

Speakers

10:45 am

Coffee, networking and innovation showcase

11:05 am

Implementing Schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management Act

  • Assessing the standard of the implementation of new-build SuDS in Wales
  • Highlighting the benefits of including SuDS in development planning
  • What we’re doing to implement multibeneficial SuDS
  • How this also addresses a range of other legislative and strategic requirements

Speaker

  • Martyn Evans

    Martyn Evans
    Senior advisor team leader - Natural Resources Wales

11:15 am

IMPLEMENTATION

11:30 am

Case study: retrofitting SuDS

Speaker

11:45 am

Effectively managing the quality of surface water runoff whilst minimising harmful pollutants

  • Correct application of technical standards and guidance
  • Optimal design of SuDS for water quality
  • Overview of selection of vegetative and manufactured devices for effective management trains

Speaker

12:00 pm

Retrofitting SuDS in an urban environment: challenges and opportunities

  • Appraisal of the key benefits of retrofitting SuDS
  • Developing a clear framework for retrofitting SuDS
  • Key challenges for retrofitting projects: financial, operational, regulatory and infrastructure
  • Implementation and performance monitoring strategies

Speaker

  • Owen Davies

    Owen Davies
    Flood risk manager, Highways Asset Group - Royal Borough of Greenwich

12:15 pm

Audience poll, questions and answers

12:35 pm

Roundtable discussions: implementing, operating and maintaining SuDS

  • Who owns SuDS?
  • Who should pay for the ongoing maintenance?
  • How can local communities help with SuDS maintenance?
1:00 pm

Networking lunch and innovation showcase

2:00 pm

MEASURING THE COST BENEFIT OF SuDS

2:00 pm

Monetising and measuring the cost benefits of SuDS

  • Tools used to measure the cost benefit of SuDS and their impact on the bottom line
  • How best to assign monetary values to the benefits of SuDS
  • How to effectively compare cost benefits of traditional versus sustainable drainage systems
  • How to attract funding

Speaker

2:15 pm

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2:30 pm

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Speaker

2:45 pm

Audience poll, questions and answers

3:05 pm

Coffee, networking and innovation showcase

3:35 pm

THE FUTURE OF SuDS

3:35 pm

SuDS but not as we know it

  • Why SuDS needs to disappear as a concept and become embedded in urban planning
  • Understanding the value of surface water as a resource and why flooding is a failure to utilise it as a resource
  • Developing an integrated approach to water management embedded into an integrated systems approach for all urban services and systems

Speaker

3:50 pm

Case study: delivering a greener Grangetown

Speaker

4:05 pm

Community engagement – from concept and design to installation and maintenance

  • The importance of community involvement in the design of SuDS projects
  • How educating the community on SuDS features can help with effective maintenance
  • How to assist communities in managing their own local flood risk
  • Utilising communities to help monitor the success of your SuDS projects
  • Communities and alternative sources of funding

Speaker

4:20 pm

Audience poll, questions and answers

4:35 pm

Closing remarks and end of conference

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