National SuDS Conference 2014 Programme



Tuesday 24th June

09:00 - 09:30

Registration

SESSION 1 DESIGNING SUDS
Chair: Chris Hodson

09:30 - 10:10

SuDS in Sweden
Marianne Beckmann, VA SYD, Malmo.


Presentation of an iconic SuDS scheme in Malmo that delivers far more than just drainage solutions.

10:10 - 10:30

Questions and discussion

10:30 - 10:50

SuDS and Architecture
Chris Hodson (on behalf of Stewart Stevenson, RMJM Architects, Glasgow)
The Athletes Village for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow: SuDS as an integral part of masterplanning, urban design and place shaping.

10:50 - 11:00

Questions and discussion

11:00 - 11:30

COFFEE

11:30 - 11:50

Evaluating SuDS Costs
Steve Wilson, EPG
An experienced SuDS designer provides pointers on collating the evidence.

11:50 - 12:00

Questions and discussion

12:00 - 12:20

Introducing Upton
Daniel Shoesmith, Pell Frischmann.
A presentation of the SuDS design for this important community development, in anticipation of the Site Visit.

12:20 - 12:30

Questions and discussion

 

LUNCH

SITE VISIT THE UPTON PROJECT

13:00 - 13:30

Coaches to the Upton Experience
A tour around this important community development, with experts on site, to view SuDS in use and spark discussion.

15:00 - 15:30

Coaches return

 

TEA

SESSION 2 MAINTAINING SUDS
Chair: Bob Bray

16:00 - 16:20

Management of the Upton SuDS
Bob Bray (on behalf of the Homes and Communities Agency)
A manager’s view.

16:20 - 16:30

Questions and discussion

16:30 - 16:50

Biodiversity at Upton
Janet Jackson, University of Northampton.
A decade of research by the University demonstrates the benefits of SuDS.

16:50 - 17:00

Questions and discussion

17:00 - 17:30

The Upton Seminar
Discussing lessons learnt from this ground-breaking project.

19:30

Conference Dinner

 
 
 
 

Wednesday 25th June

SESSION 3

SABs – NEWS FROM THE FRONT LINE
Chair: Paul Shaffer

 

09:00 - 09:10

The Standards
Paul Shaffer, CIRIA.
A summary of where we are now with the National Standards and Guidance.

09:10 - 09:30

SuDS and Planning
Laura Kitson, Central Bedfordshire Council.


This Local Planning Authority is the first to adopt SuDS guidance as a Supplementary Planning Document.

09:30 - 09:40

Questions and discussion

09:40 - 10:00

The SAB in Practice
Roger Nowell, Sheffield City Council.
A SAB officer reviews lessons for the SuDS Approving Body (SAB) with design, detailing and maintenance in practice.

10:00 - 10:10

Questions and discussion

10:10 - 10:30

Updating The SuDS Manual
Bridget Woods-Ballard, HR Wallingford.
One of the Manual authors gives a review of progress.

10:30 - 10:40

Questions and discussion

10:40 - 11:10

Creating the SAB - Discussion
Andy Leadbetter (Peterborough City Council), Kevin Tidy (Bracknell Forest Borough Council) and Gordon Hunt (Oxfordshire County Council) join the speakers from this session.
A chaired discussion of SAB officers and others, covering local authority experience and expectations.

11:10 - 11:30

COFFEE

SESSION 4 INNOVATION AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES


Chair: Paul Shaffer

11:30 - 11:50

Assessing Volume and Flows
Anthony McCloy, McCloy Consulting
An expert de-mystifies the figures with a practical evaluation of calculation methods.

11:50 - 12:00

Questions and discussion

12:00 - 12:20

Thames 21
Theo Thomas, Thames 21
Improving the Quality of the River Lea with SuDS.

12:20 - 12:30

Questions and discussion

 

LUNCH

SESSION 5 RETROFITTING SUDS IN THE CITY
Chair: Roger Nowell

13:00 - 13:20

Retrofit SuDS in the real world
John Brewington, Environment Agency and Paul Crawford, Groundwork.
A case study exploring Day Brook Rain Gardens and Lincoln Street wetland in Nottingham

13:20 - 13:30

Questions and discussion

13:30 - 13:50

Raingardens
Kevin Barton, Robert Bray Associates.
Three Case Studies reviewed by their designer.

13:50 - 14:00

Questions and discussion

14:00 - 14:20

SuDS for Schools
Andy Graham, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust.
Engaging with schools and local comumities to maximise people and wildlife benefits of SuDS.

14:20 - 14:30

Questions and discussion

14:30 - 14:50

The Nature of SuDS
Bob Bray, Robert Bray Associates.
Food for thought to end the conference

14:50 - 15:00

Questions and discussion

 

TEA and HOME