It is intended that a combination of the proposed National Standards for Sustainable Drainage Systems and the SuDS Approving Body (SAB), when finally implemented will change the landscape of future developments. Lead Local Flood Authorities (LLFAs), who will administer the SAB role, and developers will be required to work closely to agree SuDS solutions that will authentically contribute to sustainable development.

This empowering conference will debate the key issues and update its delegates regarding the current status of the SuDS Standards and the SAB implementation. Key issues will include planning, retrofit, SuDS techniques, case studies and maintenance. Furthermore, the 2006 British Water led Technical Mission to the United States of America will provide a robust backdrop to consider what SuDS progress has been made in the UK since the report’s conclusions and recommendations were published eight years ago.

Key Speakers
Jeremy Jones will give the keynote speech. Two additional members of the original USA Mission team will be joined by other notable experts in this sector to complete an excellent programme of speakers.

The conference will be of interest to developers, consulting engineers and drainage designers, contractors, SABs and LLFAs, planners, water companies, the Environment Agency and anyone involved in the provision of surface water management and SuDS. Delegates will have the opportunity to comment, ask questions and gain an up-to-date picture of best practice.

09:00 - Arrivals

09:30 - Keynote speaker – Jeremy Jones, JRJ Consulting

09:50 - Standards/Planning

  • Tim Mac, Defra
  • Bronwyn Buntine, Kent County Council

11:20 - Tea / coffee

11:35 - Design

  • David Schofield, Hydro Consultancy
  • Jo Bradley, Environment Agency
  • Ian Titherington, Cardiff City Council

13:00 - Lunch

14:00 - Tool Box & Case Studies

  • Alastair Moseley, Murphy
  • Martin Fairley, ACO

15:30 - Tea / coffee

15:45 - Maintenance & Management

  • David Singleton, DSA
  • Tony Barrett, Aecom

16:25 - Discussion / interactive session and wrap-up

17:00 – End


Registration and Cost:

Please register your attendance.

The pricing structure is shown below, following registration via EventBrite you will be sent details for how to pay for your ticket.


British Water Member - £75 (plus VAT)

Non-British Water Member - £99 (plus VAT)

Company Display Stand in exhibition - £200 (plus VAT)

Public Sector

Local Authority, Environment Agency or University - £50 (plus VAT)

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