Prof. Mark Fletcher

Professor Mark Fletcher FRSA  FCIWEM  FICE  FGS

Mark leads the Water Business in Arup for UK, Middle East and Africa. He has recently been appointed Honorary Visiting Professor to Bradford University in Engineering Design for Sustainable Development.  He has responsibility for all water and flood risk related activity in the region and has advised at a regional, national and trans-national level.

He has worked on urban resilience with water companies, environmental agencies and local authorities and has been involved in research and has presented in this area. He gave the keynote presentation on ‘Water Resilience for Cities’ at the Cities in Transition Conference which opened International Water week in Amsterdam in October 2011.

He is currently on the Water Security Panel at the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). He is also a member of the Innovation Panel of the Leeds City Region. He is also currently AMP5 Framework Director for Yorkshire Water overseeing delivery of £100m’s of reservoir, water, wastewater and environmental projects. He is also Strategic Framework Board Director for the NEECA2 Environment Agency National Flood Risk Framework across England and Wales. He was part of the UK Govt Foresight Initiative looking at Flooding and also advised as part of the EPSRC research project WaND looking at sustainable water management for new developments with the Environment Agency, Water Companies, Local Authorities and universities (inc Imperial College, Leeds, Exeter and Bradford). He has a particular interest in water resilience, surface water management and green infrastructure.

He has presented to British Water, the ICE and CIWEM on major water and flood related projects.  In 2003 he was appointed by the Royal Academy of Engineering as Visiting Professor in Engineering Design for Sustainable Development at Bradford University which he has continued to 2008. He was also co-author of the CIRIA Design Guide on Small Embankment Reservoirs for Water Supply and Amenity Use. He presented a keynote lecture at the launch of the Institute for Resilient Infrastructure at Leeds University in early 2009. He also presented the keynote lecture to launch water@leeds – the research initiative across all water-related activity at Leeds University (where he is also on the Industrial Steering Group). International experience includes sustainable water management, reservoir and flood management in Cyprus, Greece, Uzbekistan, Botswana, South Africa, Poland and the Ukraine.

He is also a Board Director with the Water Industry Forum.

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