We are delighted to announce our new Floodex partner, susdrain, will be hosting a ‘susdrain day’ on 9th November in our SuDS Theatre.
susdrain is a community that provides a range of resources for those involved in delivering sustainable drainage systems (SuDS). SuDS help to manage flood risk and water quality and also improve biodiversity and amenity as well as a host of other benefits to create great places to live, work and play.
With the need for SuDS greater than ever before, www.susdrain.org provides up-to-date guidance, information, case studies, videos, and photos that help to underpin the planning, design, approval, construction and maintenance of SuDS. The community of support is for flood risk managers, drainage and highways engineers, planners, urban designers, landscape architects, land or housing developers, drainage consultant or suppliers, biodiversity/environment managers and members of the general public (pretty much everyone working in the private or public sector) to increase knowledge, confidence and the delivery of SuDS.
Created by CIRIA, www.susdrain.org is the independent and authoritative platform for those involved in delivering sustainable drainage.
Louise Walker of susdrain said “The susdrain team are all very excited to be part of Floodex 2021 and we have some great ideas to help inspire, inform and influence good practice in sustainable drainage systems (SuDS).”
Floodex is excited to add CaBA to the growing support for Floodex in London.
The Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) is an inclusive, civil society-led initiative that works in partnership with Government, Local Authorities, Water Companies, businesses and more, to maximise the natural value of our environment.
CaBA partnerships are actively working in all 100+ river catchments across England and cross-border with Wales, directly supporting achievement of many of the targets under the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan.
What is the Catchment Based Approach?
From the source of our rivers to the sea, across our towns, cities, countryside and coasts – a healthy water environment is essential to all of us. It provides us with the water we need to live and to run our businesses efficiently. It reduces the risk to our homes and livelihoods of flooding. A healthy water environment means better places to live, where people and wildlife flourish. In the past, management of the water environment has fallen to Government, to private companies and to landowners, often operating in isolation.
The Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) embeds collaborative working at a river catchment scale, delivering a range of environmental, social and economic benefits and protecting our precious water environments for the benefit of us all.
The Show will be expanding on the coastal, port & harbour elements, as well as developing a wider urban profile. Running alongside the National Drainage Show, offers a major overlap in interest and synergy.
Why be an exhibitor?
See what past exhibitiors had to say, in the tickertape, scrolling above.
You will meet senior level people from the Internal Drainage Boards, member flood officers and engineers from the Association of SuDS Authrorities, relevant people from the Environment Agency, Local Authorities, engineering firms, contractors, developers, planners, estate managers, facility managers and many others.
FLOODEX attracts a concentrated audience of high level decision makers and influencers, many of whom you won’t get to talk to anywhere else.
If the lockdowns and recent pandemic issues have proven anything, it is that you need to meet people face to face, to generate new business, network, exchange ideas and take advaantage of serendipitous encounters.
Electronic communication has its place, but will never replace human contact to generate trust, genuine feedback, affiliation and shared emotions. As an article in The Economist put it “you can’t Amazon a trade event”.
Co-located with the National Drainage Show
We’re also delighted to be able to announce that we’ll be co-located with the National Drainage Show, which was originally scheduled to be run in April, with the support of the National Association of Drainage Contractors and Drain Trader magazine.
“The co-location with the National Drainage Show is a perfect fit,” comments event director Jon Irwin, he adds, “For the construction and utilities sectors, drainage is critical infrastructure. Done well, it mitigates against flood risk, which is where there is a really good cross-over between the two events.”
There is tremendous interest from the construction and highways industry, in an event that specifically focusses on drains and drainage systems, rather than have it as a footnote in general construction events.