Presenters

Alastair Moseley
Alistair Chisolm
Alastair Chisholm is Director of Policy at the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management. He is responsible for translating CIWEM member expertise into technical and policy advice for decision makers at all levels, for environmental managers and the public.
Alastair has experience across an extensive range of environmental issues, from water resources through to flood risk management, air quality to waste and resources management. He has particular interest in integrated water management and climate change adaptation and is a passionate SuDS advocate.
Andrew Sherlock
Andrew Sherlock started working for the Welsh Government in 2005 in where he played a role in the early development of Our Healthy Future, the Strategic Framework for Public Health in Wales, the aim of which was to improve the health of Wales’ population. In 2012 Andrew joined the Welsh Government’s Water Branch, where he has worked since, taking on roles in both the industrial and environmental regulation sides of the team, work which has included collaboration with the UK Government to deliver changes to the abstraction licensing regime to ensure its sustainability in the face of climate change and delivery of the UK Bathing Waters Group conference in Wrexham in 2017.
Most recently, since 2018, Andrew has been involved in delivering the implementation of schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management Act (2010), work which has included stakeholder engagement across Wales, collaborating with Wales’ SuDS Advisory Group and its successor to tackle key issues and ensuring the passage of the legislation to enact mandatory SuDS standards on most new developments in Wales from 7 January 2019.
Ben Brown
Ben Brown is Head of Policy and Insight at the Landscape Institute, the chartered body for landscape professionals. The LI represents around 6000 members spanning the built and natural environment, including landscape architects, -managers, -planners, and -ecologists, and urban designers.
Ben previously worked for Design Council CABE, and in research/policy roles in international development and social enterprise.
Brian Stewart
Chair Anglian (Great Ouse) Regional Flood & Coastal Committee
Presentation: Flood Risk Management for the Fens
Biog: Brian Stewart OBE was appointed as the chair of the Anglian (Great Ouse) Regional Flood & Coastal Committee (RFCC) from 2 January 2018. The RFCC is one of 12 across England that bring together members appointed by local authorities and independent members with relevant experience who are appointed by the Environment Agency.
The Environment Agency must consult with each RFCC about flood and coastal risk management (FCRM) work in their region and take their comments into consideration. RFCCs approve the annual programme of FCRM work in their region and set the local levy that funds FCRM activities that are a local priority.
Brian is a portfolio non-executive director and consultant, following an executive career in local and regional government. From 2000 to 2010 he was the Chief Executive of the East of England Regional Assembly, and for 9 years sat on the main Group Board of Clarion Housing Group and was Vice Chair of its stockholding subsidiary.
He is now the Chair of Papworth Trust; a disability charity, chairs the Sizewell C Community Forum, and sits on HS2 Need to Sell scheme panels.
Bronwyn Buntine
Sustainable Drainage Team Leader, Kent County Council
Bronwyn has been active in promoting SuDS within the development community and local planning authorities across Kent. Her team at the County Council implements SuDS projects, responds as a statutory consultee within the planning system, and is currently contributing to an EU green infrastructure project. As a chartered civil engineer with over twenty years of experience, Bronwyn brings knowledge gained from working in consulting and local authorities in England, the USA, and Australia to her professional work. Bronwyn has been instrumental in the formation of ASA having been involved with the Defra task groups for both Schedule 3 of the Flood & Water Management Act 2010, and the National Standards for Sustainable Drainage guidance. She has also contributed to the CIRIA SuDS Manual and Integrated Water Management project.
Jonathan Glerum
Regional Flood Risk Manager 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 local flood investigations. br/> Through working in partnership with risk management authorities, partners are able to align investment opportunities, jointly deliver capital and maintenance flood risk management works, and help reduce the risk of flooding to local communities. Jonathan has been actively involved in Anglian Water’s PR19 Business Plan submission, focusing on delivering enhanced resilience through improved water recycling infrastructure. This includes substantive investment plans to manage surface water, as well as managing flood risk to critical assets from all sources. Jonathan has also played an active role in shaping national SuDS policy and guidance by working with Water UK, Defra, DCLG, local authorities and housebuilders, both in his current role with Anglian Water and in his previous role at CIRIA. br/> Jonathan is an Environment Agency Appointee to the Anglian Northern Regional Flood and Coastal Committee and Chairs Water UK’s Surface Water Management Network
Katherine Waters
Katherine is the lead Drainage and Flood Risk Engineer at Woking Borough Council. She is responsible for embedding flood risk management practice into all council services; council projects and helping the Boroughs residents and communities to become more resilient to flooding. Within her role she ensures all developments incorporate SuDS and that these are built in accordance with the approved plans.
Small changes within the design during construction can have a significant impact on the principles of the agreed drainage design. Her presentation looks at why verification is important and what is required to satisfy the planning condition.
Laura Makeating

After achieving a first-class Geography (BSc) Degree at the University of Liverpool, Laura began her career as a Graduate Planning Officer at Lancashire County Council in 2011. Whilst here, she continued her studies achieving her Masters in Civic Design (MCD) whilst working across the County Council’s various planning teams. Notably Laura used her Masters dissertation as an opportunity to examine the environmental regulation of fracking, research that won her the RTPI Regional (North West) Moss Madden Award in 2013 and the University of Liverpool’s Holford Prize.
Laura moved into Lancashire County Council’s newly created Flood Risk Management Team in June 2013. In 2015 Laura successfully created and implemented a system for Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) statutory consultation in response to the new national requirement for Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) on major development. Laura also played an important role in developing the team’s strategies and policies required under various legislation, drawing on her planning skills and knowledge to do so.
Laura’s current role as the Merseyside Flood Risk Coordinator, hosted at Wirral Council, involves bringing together flood risk management authorities and wider stakeholders, to address flood and coastal erosion risks in both traditional and innovative ways; through governance and partnership working, through influence and networking and by providing expertise and support.
Laura has maintained her links with planning and development by working to continually improve SuDS throughout Merseyside, the wider North West and nationally. Laura is currently working with United Utilities and the North West Regional Flood and Coastal Committee to understand the changes Sewers for Adoption 8 will introduce in 2020 and how we can work together to encourage the delivery and adoption of high quality SuDS in the North West. Laura is also helping to shape the Liverpool City Region’s approach to water management as a whole, particularly through the emerging Spatial Development Strategy.
Lisa Pinney
Chief Executive - Coal Authority
Lisa Pinney MBE joined the Coal Authority as Chief Executive on 1 June 2018. She is responsible for leading the organisation to deliver their diverse responsibilities from keeping people safe from mining subsidence and protecting the environment in mining areas to supporting customers, infrastructure providers and the conveyancing market with information and maximizing sustainable and low carbon opportunities from Great Britain’s mining legacy. This includes responsibility for 75 mine water treatment schemes and 83 land drainage schemes in mining areas. Lisa was previously at the Environment Agency, most recently as Area Director for the West Midlands. She has been involved in the management of many national incidents including Somerset 2013/14, the 2016/17 winter floods and the 2017 East Coast tidal surge. Lisa is a Chartered Waste Manager and Chartered Environmentalist, she has a degree in Environmental Science, MA in Environmental and Social Policy and a MSc in Environmental Decision Making. She is passionate about diversity and inclusion and was awarded a MBE in 2014. She served on the board of Stonewall UK from 2012-2018.
Mark Goodger
Mark Goodger is a Senior Engineer within the Sustainable Drainage Approving Body (SAB) at Caerphilly County Borough Council. After qualifying as a mechanical engineer with a specialism in fluid flow through porous media, Mark has worked for 17 years in water management.
He was a member of the project steering group and contributed material to a number of CIRIA guides including the SuDS Manual (C753), Guidance on the Construction of SuDS (C768) and Delivering Better Water Management Through Planning (C787) as well as being on the steering group for CIRIA’s susdrain web portal for 6 years. Mark has also worked on the development of water quality test methods and guidance both in the UK and USA as well as having developed and delivered training sessions on SuDS and surface water management.
Caerphilly CBC is at the forefront of the implementation of Schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management Act (2010) and has been a powerful proponent in transforming the legislation into real world practice and delivery. As well as approving and adopting SuDS within their own county, Caerphilly is acting on behalf of two neighbouring authorities (Blaenau Gwent and Torfaen) with respect to the technical approval of SAB applications and provision of pre-application advice
Martin Hurst
Martin has been Chair of the Southern Regional Flood & Coastal Committee since July 2018. A professional economist, Martin spent his first ten years of his working life in the Treasury, before becoming a senior civil servant.
He was a senior advisor in Number 10 for Tony Blair on environment, housing and planning, and then as a director in Defra. This included three and a half years on water and floods, encompassed both the floods of 2007 and the Flood & Water Management Act 2010.
Martin currently holds other board roles in housing and environment, including on the customer contact group for his local water company as expert adviser to the climate change adaptation committee, and as a visiting fellow to the Bartlett school of planning at UCL.
Peter Glas
Delta Programme Commissioner Government of the Netherlands Presentation: TBC Biog: Peter Glas took up office as the Delta Programme Commissioner on 1 January 2019. In his capacity as government commissioner, he draws up proposals for the annual Delta Programme, including its financial ramifications. The Delta Programme covers the Netherlands’ long-term flood risk management and its freshwater supply. Peter Glas studied biology, mathematics, and Dutch law in Leiden. In the period 1983-1989, he worked in Delft as a researcher-consultant for the Delft Hydraulics laboratory. From 1989 until 1991 he held the position of senior policy adviser at the Directorate General for the Environment at the then Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment. Subsequently, he returned to Delft Hydraulics (now Deltares), initially as the regional manager for Central and Eastern Europe, and later on as a line executive. As from 1 March 2003, he was appointed by Royal Decree as Chairman of the De Dommel Water Board. In the period 2004-2015, he sat on the board of the Union of Dutch Water Boards, serving as national Chair from 2010 to 2015. Since 2013, he has also served as international Chair of the OECD Water Governance Initiative.
Robin Price
Managing Director Water Resources East Presentation: TBC Biog: Robin was appointed interim managing director of WRE in January 2019 to develop its transition as an independent company pioneering a collaborative approach to water resource planning across the East of England. A chartered scientist, Robin had previously worked for Anglian Water for over 20 years, most recently as Head of Water Quality. Robin’s career in the water industry began in 1992 when, following a degree in Biological Sciences, he started a PhD at the University of Birmingham researching the impact of ozone treatment on algal-laden eutrophic water and downstream water treatment processes. The PhD was sponsored by Anglian Water and over the subsequent 22 years, Robin’s scientific career at Anglian Water took him through the research and development, regulatory and operational teams. Robin spent eight years as Head of Water Quality, responsible for process science, public health liaison, water quality risk management along with water quality policy, strategy and regulation. Robin is currently the Managing Director of Water Resources East (WRE), leading the development of a multi-sector regional water management plan for Eastern England. Robin is a Fellow and a Director of the Institute of Water in the role of Vice President Science, championing the professional development of scientists across the water sector. Robin also chairs the Institute’s Membership and Standards Committee, and is the lead editor of the Institute’s Technical Journal.
Sophie Tucker
I currently work within our Network Delivery directorate as SuDS Manager. I originally joined United Utilities as an apprentice, and the company sponsored me through my BEng (Hons) Degree in Civil Engineering.
I sit on a CIWEM-convened policy leadership group on SuDS and water reuse. This group is a pan-sector collaboration of professional bodies, local planning authorities, lead local flood authorities, water companies, housing developers, regulators and academics who have a strong interest and experience in sustainable drainage (SuDS) and water reuse.
I’ve been involved in SuDS within United Utilities since 2015, and in 2017 I was asked to provide fulltime technical support to our SuDS project, technically assessing and vetting surface water drainage systems for adoption, in accordance with the industry guidance that was in development which is being implemented 1st April this year. The learning from the UU SuDS project informed the work that I’ve been leading with Water UK, to develop the industry training.