CIWEM UDG – Surface Water Management 2014

Date of event: 18th June 2014

Venue:  SOAS, University of London

Surface water run-off from impermeable surfaces in urban or built environments can be highly polluting and at the same time can increase the risk of local flooding.

The run-off may carry a mixture of polluting substances with the majority of these discharges receiving no treatment before entering rivers or streams leading to poor water quality and ecological damage.

The aim of this conference is to consider surface water management and urban diffuse pollution in equal measure. The event will consider surface water run-off as a whole taking into account the challenges associated with urban diffuse pollution as well as local flood risk issues including those related to groundwater. The event will also address managing and building resilience to extreme flooding in urban areas.

The event is timely in looking at:

  • The updated Environment Agency Local Flood Risk Research Framework that will define a five year programme of activities. CH2M HILL have been commissioned to deliver the project between November 2013 and May 2014.
  • Recent work being undertaken by local authorities and the Environment Agency on surface water flood maps
  • The growing role of local authorities – as envisaged by the Pitt Review – in helping plan and deliver schemes to meet the needs of householders and communities
  • Work by water companies on their investment plans – PR14

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