SEMINARS

DAY ONE – Tuesday 9th November

 

FLOODEX THEATRE

 



10.00

SPEAKER: David Johnson

ORGANIZATION: CaBA

PRESENTATION: Targeted community delivery of NBS which will benefit flood and drainage issues

 

 

 

The Catchment Based Approach was started by Defra nearly a decade ago to coordinate third sector partnership delivery of Nature Based Solutions (NBS) which will have multiple benefits for  flooding, water resources, biodiversity, water quality, recreation and health and wellbeing.

There are over 100 partnerships which cover the whole of England and each partnership is working to a plan, based on local priorities, to improve the functioning of their catchment for the benefit of the people and wildlife that live there. As these partnerships mature and grow in technical capability they will be delivering more and more ambitious projects as part of both Flood Risk Management and Drainage & Wastewater Management Plans.

This talk is about how these partnerships, as well as the new partnerships with a focus on nature recovery and coastal issues, are building the technical capacity to deliver the right NBS in the right place

 


11:00

SPEAKER: Mary Dhonau OBE Hon DSc Hon RICS Hon FCIWEM

ORGANIZATION: Mary Donhau Associates

PRESENTATION: Adaptations to homes and businesses to make them more resilient to future floods – stories from the flood line.

Mary will be giving a presentation of positive and inspirational case studies of people who have made adaptations to their homes and businesses  to make them more resilient to future floods.

Mary has been flooded herself on many occasions and has extensive experience in supporting and advising the victims of flooding during their recovery.

Mary is the co-author of the Homeowners Guide to Flood Resilience, the Business Guide to Flood Resilience and the Homeowners Guide to Flood Recovery. She is one of the leads of the Defra Property Resilience round table. 

In 2018 she project managed the adaptation of two properties in Cumbria to enable them to recover from future floods, which won an Environment Agency ‘Project Excellence’ award. Mary Has also published an eBook of stories from Homes and businesses who have made adaptations to help them recover more quickly after a flood.

She was awarded an OBE for her work in 2009

 


12:00

SPEAKER: Tarjeevn Sahota, Enterprise Architect

ORGANIZATION: Schneider electric

PRESENATION: The power of managed services for your telemetry operations

Accelerating digital transformation by utilising our expertise to drive change, increase security and share risk.

Join Tarjeevn Sahota, Enterprise Architect at Schneider Electric, as he walks you through EcoStruxure Geo SCADA as a Managed Service.

Tarjeevn will discuss how this new service allows businesses to focus on their core operational activities, leading to reduced pressures on the internal support teams and ultimately, reduced costs.

 


13:00

SPEAKER: John Hollis, Natural Flood Management Programme Manager

ORGANIZATION: Environment Agency

PRESENTATION: Natural Flood Management & Built Environment impacts

 

 

14:00

SPEAKER: Phil Emonson, Technical Director and Head of Flood Resilience

ORGANIZATION: JBA Consulting

PRESENTATION: South West PFR Pathfinder. BeFloodReady; enhancing flood resilience

Since 2019 Defra and the Environment Agency have funded three Pathfinder projects to use imaginative and innovative ways to raise awareness of flood risk, and how to manage this at a property level using Property Flood Resilience (PFR). 

PFR includes measures that reduce the risk to people and property, enabling households and businesses to reduce the damage and stress caused by floods and speed up recovery and reoccupation.  The South West PFR Pathfinder was led by Cornwall Council on behalf of the five Lead Local Flood Authorities in the South West, with JBA Consulting appointed as specialist flood resilience delivery partner. 

This talk will reflect on the initiatives, achievements and legacy of the Pathfinder, including the creation of the ‘BeFloodReady’ brand, the development of a visitor experience called ‘The South West Climate Change Centre’ and a short flood resilience film created by the award winning Aardman Animations. 

 

15:00

SPEAKER: Hina Bokhari, Merton Counciller

ORGANIZATION: London Assembly- Deputy Chair of the Economy Committee, Member of the Environment Committee and the Fire, Resilience and Emergency Planning Committee

PRESENTATION: Discussing Action Holding City Hall to Account on Flood & Drainage issues

Newly elected London Assembly member Hina Bokhari will be joining us to talk about her work holding the Mayor to account on flooding.

Her talk will definitely be interesting particularly given how important local government support can be to getting solutions in on the ground.

As a Merton councillor, she’s seen first hand the consequences of flash flooding and has been putting forward some great questions to the Mayor which you can see here:

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SuDS THEATRE – DEDICATED SUSDRAIN DAY


09:00 – 10:00 – COFFEE & NETWORKING


10:00- 10:10 – Welcome to susdrain Day

Prof Richard Ashley (Chair- Emeritus Professor of Urban Water at the University of Sheffield), Dr Louise Walker (Facilitator – CIRIA), Adrien Baudrimont (Facilitator – CIRIA)

Dr Louise Walker, CIRIA, Facilitator

Adrien Baudrimont, CIRIA, Facilitator

 

  • Purpose of the day
  • To promote susdrain and multi-beneficial SuDS through discussion of:
    • Maximising benefits using masterplans including SuDS
    • Overcoming barriers to delivery (dispelling myths, peer to peer learning, showcasing adoption);
    • Quality design, delivery and management
    • Futures (urban design, climate change/carbon, smart technology, resource use/circular economy).
  • Introduce:
    • Louise Walker and Adrien Baudrimont, susdrain project managers – to assist during the day
    • Members of the susdrain Project Steering Group
  • Welcome to guests
  • Please interact with us and ask questions about susdrain and CIRIA

Presentations and stand today, exhibition stand only tomorrow.

SuDS as a strategic response to climate change

Presenter: Julie Waldron, Senior Planning Officer, Water and Environment, Edinburgh City Council

 

 


10:10 – SuDS as a strategic response to climate change

Speaker: Julie Waldron, Edinburgh City Council

 

10:35 – London Strategic SuDS Pilot

Speakers: Craig Boorman, Thames Water and Graeme Kasselman, Thames Water

  • This seminar will explore the London Strategic SuDS Pilot Study, winner of the Surface Water Management category at the Environment Agency’s Flood and Coast Excellence Awards 2021.

 

  • The Study demonstrates and quantifies the benefits of strategically retrofitting small SuDS, at scale, across an urban area and oversaw the successful delivery of retrofit SuDS schemes in 3 boroughs in London (Camden, Enfield and Hillingdon) with more to come.

 

  • Innovative modelling has provided evidence that SuDS reduce flood risk and quantified the socio-economic and natural capital benefits of multiple SuDS interventions at a catchment scale. This has been particularly clear in London, where modelling has demonstrated that more than 60 per cent of the flood risk benefits can be achieved by delivering five per cent of the SuDS opportunities.

The Pilot Study was a collaborative project between the Greater London Authority, Thames Water, Transport for London, Thames Flood Advisors, Environment Agency, Arcadis, and the London Boroughs of Enfield, Camden and Hillingdon.

11:00  – Masterplanned SuDS for New Builds

Speaker: Nick Bowen, Director, Raeburn-Farquhar-Bowen

  • Bertha Park, Scotland – winners of the new build category in the susdrain SuDS Awards 2020

The value of master-planning in delivery of multi-beneficial SuDS

 

11:25 – Results of Developer Survey

Speaker: Adrien Baudrimont, susdrain Project Manager

Insights from 5 key questions we asked developers about SuDS and what they would like to know from susdrain


11:35 – PANEL DISCUSSION

Chair: TBC

Developers’ Q & A

Questions raised by our survey and live questions from the audience will be put to the panel.


12:30 – 13:30 – LUNCH & NETWORKING

 

13:30 –   Sustainable and Equitable Funding of Long Term Stormwater Management

Speaker: Jo Bradley, UK Director of Operations, Stormwater Shepherds

The potential for funding stormwater management in the longer term including through:

  • Community Infrastructure Levy,
  • Section 106 agreements,
  • Stormwater Utility Levy,
  • Council Tax, water bills

14:00  –   Evidence of the Cooling Effects of SuDS

Speaker: Howard Grey, PR & Specification Consultant, Blue Green Urban

Cool towns – real life example with data of how SuDS can help us adapt to city heat

 

14:25 –   Collaboration for delivery of good SuDS

Speaker: Brownyn Buntine, Sustainable Drainage Team Leader, Kent County Council and Chair of the Association of SuDS Authorities

Collaboration in delivery of good SuDS schemes

Reflections on a decade of SuDS progress

 

14:50 – 15:00 –  Any outstanding discussion points from the day

Speaker: Professor Richard Ashley

Thank you to all the speakers

CLOSE


DAY TWO -Wednesday 10th November

 

FLOODEX THEATRE


10:00

SPEAKER: Claire Bell, Flood Asset Manager

ORGANIZATION: Environment Agency

PRESENTATION: Flood risk management in London – now and until 2100

This presentation will, we are sure, generate a great deal of interest, covering:

–       Current flood risk in London

–       Future flood risk

–       Steps towards a flood resilient city

–       Thames Estuary 2100 and Thames Barrier

–       Recent surface water flooding over the summer

–       Task and Finish group and Mayor Round tables on surface water flooding.


11.00

SPEAKER: Mary Dhonau OBE Hon DSc Hon RICS Hon FCIWEM

ORGANIZATION: Mary Donhau Associates

PRESENTATION: Adaptations to homes and businesses to make them more resilient to future floods – stories from the flood line

Mary will be giving a presentation of positive and inspirational case studies of people who have made adaptations to their homes and businesses  to make them more resilient to future floods.

Mary has been flooded herself on many occasions and has extensive experience in supporting and advising the victims of flooding during their recovery.

Mary is the co-author of the Homeowners Guide to Flood Resilience, the Business Guide to Flood Resilience and the Homeowners Guide to Flood Recovery. She is one of the leads of the Defra Property Resilience round table.  In 2018 she project managed the adaptation of two properties in Cumbria to enable them to recover from future floods, which won an Environment Agency ‘Project Excellence’ award. Mary Has also published an eBook of stories from Homes and businesses who have made adaptations to help them recover more quickly after a flood.

She was awarded an OBE for her work in 2009


12:00

SPEAKER: Julie Foley, Director of Flood Risk Strategy & National Adaptation

Environment Agency

ORGANIZATION: Environment Agency

PRESENTATION: Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy Update

 

13:00

SPEAKER: Gary Leatherbarrow, Sales Director

ORGANIZATION: Bedford Pumps

PRESENTATION: Fish Friendly Pumping

 

14:00

SPEAKER: Brian Back, Founder of Zero Pollution Network

ORGANIZATION: Radio Data Networks

PRESENTATION: Low Embodied Carbon Solutions for Sewer & Drainage Flooding Reduction

The largest source of flooding in the UK is our drains and sewers. Last year alone there was over 27,000 incidents of which almost 4,000 incidents involved sewage into properties.

This talk presents at a range innovative retrofit technologies that offer a low embedded carbon and non-disruptive alternatives to relaying sewers and drains to combat sewer flooding.

It also case studies how this technology has enabled the construction of thousands of new properties in areas prone to sewer flooding without cost of sewer relaying or adding to the risk of flooding.

 

15:00

SPEAKER: Richard Coutts, Director

ORGANIZATION: Baca Architects

PRESENTATION: Stimulus for Change – Flood Solutions for the 21st Century

Stimulus for Change – Flood Solutions for the 21st Century

Richard Coutts, co-founder and Director of BACA Architects – the London-based studio specialising in Climate Adaptive Flood Resilient Architecture, will discuss the challenges and lessons learned delivering some of the UK’s pioneering flood projects. Richard will discuss advancements to the LifE Project (Long-term Initiatives for Flood Risks Environments) developed for Defra, set practical urban design solutions to unlock difficult site and will present 3 case studies: Blue Thresholds, Shipston Road (11 flood resilient market homes) and Sulby Riverside Development (200 units on the Isle of Man). Time permitting, he will also discuss the Amphibious houses as well as the new elevated house recently featured on Grand Designs.

 

 

SuDS THEATRE


11.00

SPEAKER: Dr. Alalea Kia, Founding Director, Research Associate 

ORGANIZATION: Permia Ltd, Imperial College London

PRESENTATION: Novel clogging resistant permeable pavements 

Flooding costs the UK £2.2bn annually, projected to be £27bn by 2080 without significant flood resilient infrastructure investment. Permeable concrete pavements are one of the most promising mitigation strategies to prevent surface flooding. However, they are prone to clogging, reducing the drainage capacity and requiring frequent disruptive maintenance. In addition, conventional permeable pavements have insufficient strength and durability, making them unsuited for heavy load bearing applications.

Kiacrete by Permia is the first clogging resistant permeable pavement that can retain sufficient porosity and permeability for stormwater infiltration, without requiring frequent maintenance. This talk will compare the properties and applications of Kiacrete compared with conventional permeable pavements. The delivery methods, the recent large-scale deployment of Kiacrete as well as the future directions for this patented technology will also be discussed.


12:00

SPEAKERS: Jessica Jefferys, Product Manager & Mark Ellis, Solutions Engineer

ORGANIZATION: Innovyze

PRESENTATION: Streamlining Drainage Design Approvals

With more complex sustainable drainage requirements, gaining approval is becoming more difficult but any delays hold up construction.

In this session we will explore how to better promote SuDS centric design upfront, audit against some of the existing SuDS pro-formas, SuDS Approval Body requirements and the Design and Construction Guide to help highlight what to look out for in the drainage design output and demonstrate exceedance analysis to ensure reduction of flood risk in completed designs.

You’ll see that with InfoDrainage communicating SuDS designs with the visual nature and detailed analysis of green infrastructure that demonstrate compliance with local requirements is easy.

Whether you’re an engineer preparing for submission, a regulatory authority or a reviewer approving drainage designs join us to learn how you can get from approval stage to site as quickly as possible.

 

 

13:00

SPEAKER: Dr Neil Sewell, Director of New Technology Services

ORGANIZATION: SDS

PRESENTATION: Too much or not enough? How smart technology can solve our perennial problems with water.

Neil’s presentation explains how smart technology can turn our problems with water to our advantage.

Using both historical and live data received from SDS SYMBiotIC™-enabled smart devices located at surface water management assets all around the UK, Neil will demonstrate how the application of innovative new technology can address and prevent the otherwise catastrophic impacts of extreme weather. He will show how smart technology is helping to achieve the twin goals of a safe, efficient drainage system and a secure and sustainable water supply.

With the media spotlight shining brightly this year on the frequency and extent to which untreated wastewater is being emptied into the UK’s rivers, streams and water bodies, and precious water resources are squandered, this is a topic that will resonate with many of the Show’s attendees