This one day course provides you with an overview of the processes involved in assessing and controlling runoff from development, concentrating on the key concepts and benefits of SuDS. It is suitable for drainage engineers who need to understand the performance and key features of SuDS systems, and also planners, developers and architects who may be interested in the other benefits of SuDS use. Such benefits include amenity, ecology, water harvesting and green infrastructure. You will discuss the practical application of SuDS in the context of the emerging guidance and legislation.
This course is aimed at engineers and other specialists working in development control or the design of new infrastructure; planners and developers; architects and masterplanners.
Paul Eccleston BA CertWEM CEnv MCIWEM C.WEM
Paul is JBA’s lead for wastewater, and has 28 years’ experience in urban drainage, modelling, GIS and water and wastewater asset management. He has managed and delivered a broad range of flood risk management projects with JBA, including Drainage Area Plans, Strategic Flood Risk Assessments, Flood Risk Assessments, Surface Water Management Plans and Water Cycle Studies, working with water companies, local authorities and environmental regulators. He recently directed a city-wide SuDS potential mapping for Bristol, leading to a more detailed assessment of the multiple benefits of SuDS retrofit in a pilot area of the city. He is also providing technical lead for a SuDS guidance document for a local authority. He is leading a World Bank study into the management of flood risk using Nature Based Solutions (NBS) in Panama City. Paul has contributed as a subject-matter expert on surface water drainage on research projects for the National Infrastructure Commission and the Committee for Climate Change. He has also been a contributing author to the CIWEM Urban Drainage Group’s Code of Practice for Hydraulic Modelling and Rainfall Modelling guidance documents.