12:30pm - 1:30pm




Free to attend

Hosted by the CIWEM Metropolitan branch

Event description

The UK government is planning to implement Schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 that will mandate sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) in new developments in England. The decision to implement the almost 14-year old law, which is already in force in Wales, follows a review by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

The benefits of SuDS are many – from mitigating flood risk and harvesting rainwater to enhancing local nature, improving air quality and reducing urban heat. These benefits can only be realised if SuDS are designed, constructed, adopted, and maintained appropriately, hence the need for adopted standards.

The consultation on the Standards is due to be launched, which will be open for 8 weeks. DEFRA will then consider the responses before finally creating the necessary Statutory Instruments.

  • What do the new statutory standards (once implemented) mean for SuDS practitioners?
  • How will it change the way we plan for and design SuDS?
  • Will it support the delivery of better SuDS?
  • How will it help to address pressing issues such as water quality and flood risk?

These key questions will be addressed in the webinar featuring insights from industry experts with extensive experience in the field of SuDS.

CIWEM members and non-members are welcome to attend this technical discussion.

Part of the CIWEM Nature-based solutions series.

Register for 2 May 2024

About the speakers

Jo Bradley

Jo Bradley is the UK director of operations at Stormwater Shepherds. Jo is an experienced pollution prevention & control manager with a demonstrated history of working in environment protection. Jo is skilled in environmental awareness, drainage, water resource management, SuDS design, and water quality management.

Matt Tandy

Matt Tandy is a flood risk and SuDS professional with public and private sector experience.

Booking and joining information

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

This webinar will be hosted on the Zoom platform and will be recorded. Please note that registrations will close 24 hours before the event starts. If you have not registered before that time, unfortunately we cannot add you to the event. You will receive an email with joining instructions after you have successfully registered for the webinar and the registration has been approved by our team. If you have any questions about your booking or would like to cancel your attendance, please contact barbara.woods@ciwem.org.

Please make sure you add this event to your calendar, all you need to do is copy the body text of the joining instruction email, go to your Calendar, create a new calendar appointment, set the start and end date and time, paste the text and click the "Save & Close" button.

If you have any queries about this talk, please contact Nora Balboni at nora.balboni@mcgregorcoxall.com.

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