6:00pm - 8:00pm


Trevithick Lecture Theatre, Cardiff University Trevithick Building, The Parade, Off West Grove Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA United Kingdom


Free to attend

Hosted by the CIWEM Welsh branch in association with ICE Cymru

Event description

The Dock Feeder Canal in Cardiff was built 180 years ago and the majority of it has been underground since being covered between 1948 and 1950. Most parts sit underneath the modern city centre and only some are still visible near the docks in Cardiff Bay.

The project will see a 518-metre section of the canal opened up and turned into a green public space with outdoor seating and an amphitheatre-style performance area.

It is hoped the hope is that the canal will attract more visitors to the area and boost local businesses, as well as helping reduce air pollution, cutting carbon emissions and preventing flooding in the city centre.

Learn more about this regeneration project due to be completed towards the end of this year from our two speakers.

There will be a Q&A session at the end of the discussion, followed by a cheese and wine where you will have the opportunity to network with colleagues.

This in-person event is open to members of CIWEM and ICE.

Part of the CIWEM Land & Water Management series.

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About the speakers

Jeremy Jones BEng(Hons), CEng, CEnv, CWEM, MICE, FCIWEM

Jeremy Jones is practical head of technical disciplines at Atkins Global, Networks and Drainage Systems and is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Environmentalist and Chartered Water and Environmental Manager with over 40+ years’ experience gained in engineering, new technology and environmental projects. He is a former CIWEM Trustee and Member of the Professional Standards Committee. He has led the way in developing new approaches to the management of water and storm runoff.

He joined Atkins at a senior level after running his own consultancy for over 17 years and during that time was a specialist consultant to many of the large engineering consultancies, Water Companies, Developers and Government at National, Regional and Local level.

Jeremy has been instrumental in encouraging the take up of Sustainable Drainage Systems in the UK. He was a major force in the SuDS Working Party for Wales and part of the UK Steering Group on SuDS. He has been engaged in many of the CIRIA SuDS Manuals and Guidance in use today and a member of the Defra Project Advisory Board for the Floods and Water Management Act 2010. He had a prominent role in Schedule 3 (SuDS Standards) and assisted Defra with advice on the legislation.

Based on his renowned technical knowledge and experience Water UK appointed him as Chair of the joint Water Industry /EA Group advising Government and Defra on overcoming the barriers to the take up of SuDS in the UK and for the implementation of SWMPs in England and Wales (2009 – 2013). He was also appointed by the Welsh Government in 2007 to serve on the Flood Risk Management Committee for Wales.

He was part of the steering group that led the commencement of the SuDS Standards in Wales (January 2019) and has since been part of the Welsh Government group on the Implementation of the SuDS Standards in Wales. He has advised many Planning Authorities in England and the rest of the UK.

Jeremy has been a specialist advisor in many guises, notably to SEPA, Welsh Government, Scottish Water. He was also Technical Advisor on Drainage for the London Olympics and has been Subject Matter Expert on large scale budgets such as HS2 and Sizewell C.

In recent years Jeremy has advised UK Government on Storm Water Management and has appeared at the All Party Parliamentary Group meetings which has included representing Water UK.

Jeremy has been the strategic advisor on Storm Water Management to many Water Companies including Scottish Water, Welsh Water, Thames Water, Anglian Water, Yorkshire Water and others. This role has included advising on Statutory instruments, Strategy, multi organisation approaches and legislation.

In 2016 – 2018 he led the Review of the Legal Framework Governing Sewerage and Drainage Assets in Wales much of which is based on English legislation until the recent establishment of the Welsh Parliament.

Ian Titherington

Ian Titherington is a senior advisor on sustainable drainage for the Welsh Government. After a short spell as a student engineer in the former Neath Borough Council, he was a Civil Engineer for Cardiff Council for over 32 years, specialising in all forms of drainage design, rehabilitation & maintenance, along with other areas of municipal engineering including Waste Management.

For the last 10 years, Ian has concentrated on drainage elements of new development and specifically SuDS and the development of retrofit SuDS. This has included devising and leading on the Greener Grangetown project.

In addition, Ian was a SAB Officer (SuDS Approval Board) in Cardiff for the first 4 years of Welsh statutory SuDS legislation, helping to deliver statutory SuDS for the Capital. He is currently invited on groups from CIWEM & the ICE, helping to advise on flood risk & all things SuDS.

Booking and joining information

This event is open to members and non-members of CIWEM.

Please note there is limited capacity at this event. Bookings must be made through 'My CIWEM' using the above booking link and are only confirmed once you have clicked ‘proceed & submit’ in the cart and received a confirmation email. Should you be unable to attend the event after booking, please cancel to allow other delegates to take the place.

If you have any questions about your booking or would like to cancel your attendance, please contact barbara.woods@ciwem.org.

If you have any queries about this talk, please contact Melissa Mahavar-Snow at Melissa.Mahavar-Snow@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk.

About the venue and getting there

This event will take place at the Trevithick Lecture Theatre, Cardiff University Trevithick Building, The Parade, Off West Grove Road, CF24 3AA. The lecture room is on the first floor.

Travelling to the venue

As part of CIWEM’s commitment to tackling the climate and ecological emergency we would encourage delegates to use the most environmentally sustainable means of transport possible.

By Train

Cardiff Queens Street railway station is the nearest railway station to the Trevithick Buildings.

By foot | cycle

Trevithick Buildings is 5 minutes’ walk (2 minutes’ cycle) from Queens Street railway station.

Trevithick Builds is 20 minutes’ walk (7 minutes’s cycle) from Cardiff Central railway station.

By car

If you are coming by car, please consider sharing the journey with others to reduce your environmental footprint. There is paid parking available along The Parade.

As this is an in-person event, please remain vigilant to control the spread of COVID-19 and stay safe.

We would request that if you think you might have contracted COVID or have recently had the disease, that you do not attend the seminar and networking event.

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