“Stormwater Management – What about Quality?” Conference (12/5/11)

Written By: Market Development Director, Hydro International.

A QUESTION of quality set the agenda for a keynote industry conference to discuss the future of urban stormwater management and surface water treatment in the UK.

A speakers’ panel of highly-respected industry experts and leading academic took to the podium at the Arup Campus, Solihull on May 12, 2011 to  to explore differing multi-national experiences in the control and treatment of urban stormwater, sharing approaches from the US and Australia, as well as examining the options for both England and Wales.

The speakers presentations are available to download below.

Conference Programme


Speaker Presentation
1. Keynote: Prof. Tony Wong, Centre for Water Sensitive Cities, Melbourne. SUDS – Ecosystems Services beyond Flood Mitigation
2. Richard Martin, Environment Agency Managing Surface Water Quality in the Urban Environment
3. Dr Chris Digman, MWH Retrofitting Surface Water Management – Opportunities and Approaches (paper to follow)
4. Paul Shaffer, CIRIA Doing Surface Water Management Differently.  Multiple Benefits and multi-disciplinary teams
5. Jeremy Jones, Welsh Water Welsh Water. Surface Water Elimination and Reduction (SWEAR) strategy
6. Phil Chatfield, Welsh Assembly Government Doing it differently: Delivering a New Surface Water Management Strategy in Wales
7. Sue Illman, Illman Young Landscape Design Liveable Landscapes – the Quality and Amenity No-Brainer
8. Prof. Bob Crabtree, WRc Source Apportionment of Urban Pollution
9. Prof. Bob Andoh, Hydro International How it is Done in USA – Getting More Value from Less for Stormwater and Green Infrastructure
10. Prof. Jeremy Benn, JBA associates Developing the Tools – Applying MUSIC in the UK Context
11. Prof. David Lerner, University of Sheffield and Defra Diffuse Urban Pollution and River Basin Management Plans
12. Prof Richard Ashley, Conference Chair Universities of Sheffield, Bradford, UNESCO IHE and Luleå, Questions and Conclusions

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