6:30pm - 8:30pm


McGregor Coxall offices, 38 Graham Street, Diespeker Wharf, London, N1 8JX United Kingdom


Free to attend

Hosted by the CIWEM Metropolitan branch

Event description

Following the success of our recent webinar in May 2024 on SuDS and their role in improving water quality, the CIWEM Metropolitan branch invites you to the second part of our water quality series. Join us in Angel, London, for an in-person panel discussion where industry experts from Buckinghamshire Council, Chilterns AONB, and Stormwater Shepherds will share their insights.

We will hear from Jed Ramsay and Kate Heppell, who will tell us about findings from the Smarter Water Catchments project focusing on the River Chess, one of six Thames Water pilot rivers. The initiative brings together key organisations and community groups to address issues on a catchment scale and aims to restore one of the Chiltern’s finest chalk streams to health. The project is taking a ‘systems-based’ view of the environment that addresses multiple challenges and delivers landscape-scale solutions that make the most of bigger opportunities to aid nature’s recovery.

Following the publication of Stormwater Shepherd and CIWEM’s Highway Runoff and the Water Environment report, we will learn from Jo Bradley, one of its key authors about the problem caused by pollution from highway outfalls and potential solutions such as environmental permitting, remediation, and funding.

Join us for this engaging event, followed by an opportunity to network.

Part of the CIWEM Catchment Management and Nature-based Solutions series.

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About the speakers

Jed Ramsay

Jed Ramsay is project leader at Buckinghamshire County Council, specialising in flood risk management with a breadth of management experience across the sector. Currently Jed is leading the Project Groundwater, which is part of Defra's Flood & Coastal Innovation Resilience Programme. Project Groundwater aims to forever transform how communities will prepare and respond to groundwater flooding. Jed is the immediate past chair of CIWEM's Central Southern branch and a CIWEM Fellow.

Kate Heppell

Kate Heppell is head of landscape at the Chilterns Conservation Board (Chilterns AONB). Kate is leading the landscape and nature-based solution efforts for Chilterns AONB area. An expert in river management, chalk streams, research environmental science, citizen science and water quality, Kate has experience lecturing and holding Professor title at Queen Mary University of London.

Jo Bradley,

Jo Bradley is UK director of operations at Stormwater Shepherds. Jo has experience of pollution prevention & control management with a demonstrated history of working in environment protection. Skilled in environmental awareness, drainage, water resource management, SuDS design, and water quality management, Jo was one of the authors of the recently launched Stormwater Shepherds - CIWEM Highways Runoff and the Water Environment report.

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 Nora Balboni at nora.balboni@mcgregorcoxall.com.

About the venue and getting there

The event will take place at McGregor Coxall offices, 38 Graham Street, Diespeker Wharf, N1 8J.

By foot | Cycle | Bus

The venue is only 8 minutes’ walk from Angel underground station and several bus routes run near the venue.

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 | Underground | Tram

Kings Cross St Pancras railway station is the nearest mainline railway station to the McGregor Coxall offices which services several trainlines for all those coming from outside London.

Angel on the Northern Line is the nearest underground stations to the McGregor Coxall offices.

By car

If you are coming by car, please consider sharing the journey with others to reduce your environmental footprint.

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