9:30am - 1:00pm




£60 (Including local taxes, where applicable)

Event description 

CIWEM’s UDG training day is a popular event which has sold out quickly in recent years. Following the success of the digital Autumn conference and the continued impact of the global pandemic the training day is going virtual this year! The training will be split into two morning sessions from 28 - 29 April, allowing delegates to fit this training into their work-day while avoiding screen fatigue.

We are pleased to announce that this training will take place on the Hopin platform. The platform is designed to feel like an in-person training event — not only will delegates be able to interact with speakers through the live Q&A and sessions but with fellow delegates too. As a delegate you will be able to take part in group work, share your views through the chat, take part in speed-networking and arrange meetings with fellow delegates. We hope you will enjoy this new platform but most importantly, we hope you enjoy the content.

The training day is targeted at relatively new recruits to the water and built environment sectors, those looking to top-up their learning or wanting to learn about a new topic. This year the training conference will look at enhancing your knowledge and skills in planning and designing Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) in UK urban drainage systems.

SuDS mimic natural drainage to manage rainfall where it falls in some instances harvesting and using it. More commonly SuDS slow the flow, provide opportunities for infiltration and local storage. Urbanisation and a changing climate can pose problems for our water cycle, with increasing risks of local flooding, water shortages and diffuse pollution. SuDS can help tackle these challenges, improve resilience and the quality of our local environment. SuDS can also create better places and spaces for people to live, work and play – bringing back beauty into our towns and cities.

Overall objectives of the training include:

  • Understand why Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) are beneficial for the water industry.
  • Understand the benefits of SuDS.
  • Understand what good SuDS design looks like.
  • Understand how regulations can assist with the delivery of SuDS.
  • Provide an overview of the opportunities for SuDS in the built environment.
  • Provide an overview of valuing the benefits from SuDS.
  • Appreciate how opportunities and benefits of SuDS can underpin partnership working

Further enquiries can be emailed to events@ciwem.org

Registration now open.

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Booking information

Once registrations have launched book your place by clicking on the registration link and creating an account on the Hopin website. Once you have created this account you can use it to attend all Hopin events in the future. You will then receive a confirmation of registration and booking through Hopin. If you have any concerns, or do not receive this confirmation please get in touch with us at events@ciwem.org. Equally, if you would like to make a group booking please contact the events team on the above address.

Please ensure that you access the event using a up-to-date browser - the preferred browser is Chrome or Firefox. For more guidance and to get the most out of your experience please read through the following guidance documents when relevant - Guidance

Please note places are available on a first come first serve basis and are limited to 100 delegates total.

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