Speakers

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Alastair Chisolm

Director of policy - CIWEM

Alastair Chisholm is CIWEM’s Director of Policy. In recent years Alastair has become a passionate advocate for SuDS – particularly those which deliver multiple benefits. Following the announcement that the Coalition Government would not be commencing Schedule 3 of the read more

Alex Stephenson

Technical Forum Chairmain - British Water

Alex currently owns and runs H2O Intelligence Ltd. which is an independent consultancy specialising in water, drainage and surface water management. He is also co-owner of SuDSPlanter Ltd. which manufactures and supplies high quality, environmentally friendly, pre-assembled rainwater SuDS planters. read more

Andrew Hagger

Head of WWI strategy & planning - Thames Water

Brian Smith - Yorkshire Water speaking at Sustainable Drainage Systems Conference

Brian Smith

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

With a broad, diverse skill base and technical expertise, Brian has over 40 years’ experience across engineering disciplines relevant to the Water Industry, gained both in public and private sector and strategic roles in Yorkshire Water. A consummate professional, committed read more

Ian Titherington

Lead officer - Cardiff Council

Jessica Jefferys

Convenor Sustainable Water Management Focus Group - British Water

Jessica Jefferys has worked for Innovyze for over 12 years providing technical expertise in drainage design and flood modelling software products. Engaging with multi-disciplinary customers quickly led to representation on industry bodies and a keen interest in promoting Surface Water read more

Jo Bradley

Market development manager - SDS

Jo Bradley has worked in pollution prevention and urban drainage throughout her career, having completed 28 years with the Environment Agency and its predecessor organisations.  She has led on topics such as pollution prevention from industrial sites, the regulation of read more

John Bryden

Senior manager - Thames21

John is head of river improvements at Thames21. He came to Thames21 from the Environment Agency, where he worked for seven years leading river restoration, wetland, and SuDS projects. He may be appeased with offerings of cricket bats and tea.

Jonathan Glerum

Regional flood risk manager - Anglian Water

Jonathan joined Anglian Water in 2012 and leads their work on flood risk management. He works closely with all flood risk management authorities across the Anglian region to help deliver Local Flood Risk Management Strategies, surface water management plans and read more

Martyn Evans

Senior advisor team leader - Natural Resources Wales

Martyn leads a team responsible for the successful delivery of the Glastir land management scheme. This national scheme is funded under the Rural Development Programme for Wales. It is managed by the Welsh Government, but Natural Resources Wales has a read more
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