NCE Future of Water 2021

7 September 2021 | Virtual Event

Draft programme

Virtual event, 7 September

13:45

Welcome from chair
Claire Smith, editor, New Civil Engineer

13:50

Opening Address – 18 months on from the Sewer Sector Guidance, what is the scope, core aims and how is it having an impact on SuDS?
Chris Patmore, technical director - SuDS, WSP

14:05

Question and answer session

14:10

Project examples: How are projects using the guidance to change approaches to surface water, sewers and SuDS?
Charlotte Markey, green urbanisation innovation manager, Polypipe

14:30

Question and answer session

14:40

Discussion Hub
Delegates select a virtual breakout room where they will hear from a water company as they share their experiences of the SSG, why collaboration is so important to deliver better SuDS and how they will drive quality in the output.
Join the discussion to pose your questions to speakers and hear lessons from fellow attendees.

Room 1

Graham Morley, strategy & compliance manager, United Utilities

Room 2

Jane Pritchard, property solicitor, Southern Water

Room 3

Nick Ayling, business services and wastewater operations manager, Thames Water

Room 4

Jacqueline Diaz-Nieto, wastewater networks strategy lead, Yorkshire Water

15:10

Networking break

15:20

Discussion Hub
Delegates select a virtual breakout room where they will hear from a water company as they share their experiences of the SSG, why collaboration is so important to deliver better SuDS and how they will drive quality in the output.

Join the discussion to pose your questions to speakers and hear lessons from fellow attendees.

Room 1

Stephen Wharton, developer services (planning and wastewater) manager, Northumbrian Water

Room 2

Jonathan Glerum, flood risk manager, Anglian Water

Room 3

Julian David Hill, self-lay manager, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water

15:50

Panel Discussion
Challenging practices to drive change in the industry’s approach in SuDS in the next six months

  • What lessons have we learnt and how will it impact your strategy and priorities?
  • What needs to be done to put quality and collaboration at the heart of projects?
  • How can we ensure that project specifications meet the guidance requirements?
  • How can we all do better at sharing lessons and experiences from SuDS schemes in order to drive positive change?
    Jeremy Jones, technical director and practice head of discipline for asset planning & solutions, Atkins
    Charlotte Markey, green urbanisation innovation manager, Polypipe
    Chris Digman, executive technical director, Stantec
    John Rumble, senior asset manager, Affinity Water
    Phil Powell, engineering manager, Story Homes

16:35

Closing remarks from chair

 

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