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Futurebuild |  Stand J21
Building a better future for the built environment
5-7 March 2024

We're partnering with Futurebuild. Join us in taking a stand and be a part of the solution for shaping the future of the built environment – CIRIA and BUILDOFFSITE members are entitled to a discount on all stand packages.

Futurebuild provides the stage for inspiring ideas, innovative solutions and knowledge sharing to drive sustainable construction and help us reach our goal of net zero. The exhibition brings together the entire supply chain to showcase, debate and understand the advancements in sustainable construction and the emerging technologies that will make net zero possible.

CIRIA's Joanne Kwan has curated a session on 'Responsible soil management' with speakers Sue Illman and Tim O'Hare on Wednesday 6 March for the Sustainable Infrastructure programme drawing on our research.

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Water Dragons and Future Water Awards Evening
Informing, Innovating, Influencing
18 March 2024

We are partnering with Future Water Association to celebrate emerging entrepreneurs and talent in the water sector.

Now in its 16th year, Water Dragons provides a unique opportunity for companies from across the globe to pitch product, service or process innovations to a panel of senior water company executives and industry specialists. Submit your Water Dragons entry today!

Once again the Future Water Awards will be celebrating the best in the industry and their amazing contribution to the sector over the past year. More information about the the awards categories and to submit your entry is available here.

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Water Quality and SuDS – a Forgotten Agenda?
25 March 2024

susdrain is partnering with the Land-use and Water Quality Task Group of the International Water Association and SuDSnet for this one-day conference at Middlesex University. The implementation of section 3 of The Flood and Water Management Act (2010) will bring forward in England, a legislative requirement for SuDS and a maintenance regime – already in force in Wales. The conference will review some of the key issues review affecting sustainable drainage and ensure the potential of sustainable drainage to manage diffuse pollution risks is not missed.

There is no registration fee, but delegates must contact the host organisation to register. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

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Site visit to SuDS projects in Enfield
26 March 2024

Following the conference, we are organising a guided tour of some of Enfield’s award-winning SuDS projects. There is no registration fee, but delegates must contact the host organisation to register. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Trees, People and the Built Environment 5
Working together for a resilient urban future
23-24 April 2024
Hybrid | Birmingham | Online

We're partnering with the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) for the fifth Trees, People and the Built Environment conference (TPBE5). CIRIA members are entitled to a 20% discount on the two-day conference fee.

Bringing together professionals working in the built and natural environment sectors to support the integration of more urban trees, the conference plans to examine two very different roles for trees:
  • how they can improve the quality of place for both people and nature and
  • how they can contribute to the net zero carbon ambition for buildings and the built environment.
CIRIA is contributing to the conference by addressing the issue of how we manage trees as an important part of our infrastructure and demonstrate their value. Our session, chaired by Dirk Vennix, Chief Executive of CIRIA, will showcase practical examples and highlight CIRIA's research on blue-green infrastructure (BGI) asset management. This includes insights on tree protection, planting, maintenance, and utility collaboration.

The presentation will feature a demonstration of the ciriabest tool, with speakers Professor Chris Digman, Technical Director at Stantec, discussing findings from an asset management BGI feasibility study and Adrien Baudrimont, Senior Research Manager at CIRIA, covering biodiversity challenges and legacy guidance.

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Future Water Association Developer Services
20 June 2024

We are partnering with Future Water Association for this Developer Services event exploring SuDS and Schedule 3 and the challenges we are facing with flooding today.

The programme is being finalised and will be available soon. CIRIA’s Adrien Baudrimont will be presenting.

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