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Celebrating SuDS - the susdrain SuDS awards 2020

Our second bi-annual susdrain SuDS Awards will be held online this year with a virtual and more energetic format. This celebratory event will showcase outstanding projects across the UK and will announce our SuDS Champion of 2020.

The susdrain SuDS Awards 2020 will celebrate exceptional SuDS, and will give due recognition to a SuDS Champion who is instrumental in delivering exceptional SuDS.

The four award categories for SuDS projects are:
New build large scale SuDS
New build small scale SuDS 
Retrofit large scale SuDS
Retrofit small scale SuDS

Winners and/or commendations will be celebrated and there will be an overall winner recognising the scheme most effectively delivering SuDS that provide multiple benefits.

The Awards provide a platform to share the best SuDS that have been implemented over the last four years, recognising high-quality planning, design, construction and maintenance of sustainable drainage. Finalists will showcase the key elements of their schemes in fast-paced presentations before the winners are announced. Winning and highly commended schemes will be given the opportunity to present in depth case studies in webinars planned for September.

SuDS are often implemented due to the ability of a single champion to inspire, inform and influence others to get on board, share good practice, and deliver SuDS. The susdrain SuDS Champion 2020 is voted for by the SuDS community and will be presented to an individual, who has demonstrably gone ‘the extra mile’ to deliver and encourage the uptake of SuDS. 

Vote for the 2020 SuDS Champion here.

Attending the awards is a great opportunity to hear from our inspiring keynote speaker, Phil Askew, and get a flavour of ‘state of the art’ SuDS delivery in the UK. Join us to understand what makes a great SuDS scheme and celebrate organisations and individuals at the forefront of sustainable drainage.

Why attend the susdrain SuDS Awards 2020:
Recognise industry leaders in SuDS 
Support the delivery of exceptional SuDS and the sharing of good practice
Celebrate organisations and individuals who champion and deliver high quality SuDS
Show how SuDS professionals are rising to the challenge of developing more
sustainable and attractive places

Who should attend
SuDS designers
SuDS champions
Local authorities
Lead Local Flood Authorities
Drainage engineers
Landscape architects
Trade bodies

Thursday 16 July 2020
15:00 - 17:00

We recommend you join the webinar ten minutes before the scheduled start time.

15:00 Welcome and introduction
Paul Shaffer, CIRIA
15:10 What do successful SuDS look like?  
A series of case studies showcasing exceptional SuDS in each category. Winners and highly commended will be announced after each segment.
New build larger scale SuDS
New build small scale SuDS 
Large scale retrofit SuDS
Small scale retrofit SuDS
16:00 Announcement of winners of Lifetime Achievement award, SuDS Champion
2020 and overall SuDS Awards 2020 winner from the four categories
16:25 Interactive discussion
16:40 Keynote - Living in the landscape
Phil Askew, Peabody
16:55 Closing remarks
17:00 Close

Free to attend

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