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SuDS: Good for Business, Environment and Society?
Tue 18 October 2016, 09:00 – 12:30 BST
Climate NI and ICE invite you to a half–day workshop which aims to bring together the Northern Ireland SuDS community to discuss the risks and opportunities of implementing SuDS and to develop a roadmap toward conditions in which SuDs can flourish.
Presentations will discuss good practice SuDS design, drivers and barriers to implementation and the experiences of those who have designed and delivered SuDS schemes. Discussion sessions will focus on the issues facing SuDS in Northern Ireland and the steps needed to move toward conditions which SuDS can flourish.
Prior to the event, the thoughts of attendees will be recorded through a short pre–event online survey. This information will be used to guide the content of presentations.
- To establish the current state of SuDS in NI
- To showcase good practice and the conditions in which SuDS can flourish
- To explore the vision for SuDS in NI and create a roadmap to get there
Of interest to: Developers, Architects, Landscape Architects, engineers, planning officers, building control officers and parks maintenance.
Attendance fee: £30
To view the event programme click here.
To help us shape our upcoming SuDS event, please fill in your response to the following two questions using our Survey Monkey page: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XVK8JP3
We will share the information gathered from this survey with those presenting at the event. We will also provide a summary of the findings during the event.
Peter May – Permanent Secretary, Department for Infrastructure
Peter is Permanent Secretary at the Department for Infrastructure in Northern Ireland. He is a career civil servant and has spent nearly all his time in Northern Ireland. His previous roles include Permanent Secretary in Department for Culture, Arts and Leisure, Director of Safer Communities in the Department of Justice and Business Transformation Director in the Water Service.
Richard Kirk – Regional Director, ICE NI
Richard has been the Regional Director of ICE since June 2014, having previously been the Assistant Regional Director since January 2011. He is responsible for coordinating support to the Regional Board and Committee as they undertake the work of ICE locally. Richard is also a Non–Executive Director of Colleges NI. Prior to ICE, Richard was a senior engineer with the multinational consultancy Aecom, responsible for the delivery of capital projects in Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man. Richard is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Chartered Manager and holds a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University Belfast.
Paddy Brow – DRD Living with Water Programme Manager
Paddy joined NI Water in 2007, and was seconded to the NI Department for Regional Development in July 2015 as Programme Manager for the ‘Living With Water Programme’.
His first role at NI Water was Programme Manager for development of the PC10 Business Plan. From 2010 he was the ‘Head of Strategy’, during which time he initiated the development of NI Waters Asset Standards, Asset Strategies, Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Plans. For PC15 he managed NI Water’s input to DRD’s PC15 Social & Environmental Guidance and was Project Manager for the capital elements of the PC15 Business Plan. He also coordinated NI Water’s input to the NI Executives Long Term Water Strategy, which was published in March 2016.
Prior to joining NI Water Paddy worked as a Consulting Engineer on large projects for six UK Water Companies and the Environment Agency. Paddy is a Chartered member of CIWEM, a Fellow the Institution of Civil Engineers, and a Board member of the UK Water Industries Research Company ‘UKWIR’.
Anthony McCloy – Director, McCloy Consulting
Anthony first got involved with SuDS in 2003 and as a practitioner retains hands on involvement in SuDS design. He has also been delivering SUDS training throughout UK and Ireland since 2006 and has advised on the 2015 SUDS manual update. Anthony is currently involved in the design of innovative retro–fit SuDS schemes in London and is co–authoring SuDS Design and Evaluation Guidance for 15 Local Authorities across England.
David Magee – Building Director, Antrim Construction Company
David joined ACC from college in 1985 as a Trainee Site Engineer and progressed through the company as Site Engineer and later to become Contracts Manager in 1992. Following the acquisition of John Mowlem Homes NI (rebranded Down Construction Company) in 1994 ACC & DCC traded separately until a company merger in 1999 and as part of the company restructure David was appointed Building Director. David is currently chair of the CEF Private Housing Committee.
Sam McKee – Turley
Darragh Aiken – Waterman Moylan
Darragh is a Civil Engineer, working with Waterman Moylan since 2004 on large infrastructural projects, mainly residential. I have extensive experience with drainage, modelling and SuDS elements for private clients. We liaise closely with the various Council’s to deliver surface water management assets which will ultimately be taken into charge by them.