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susdrain SuDS Champions Awards 2023

Join this celebratory event to discover who will be crowned winners of the susdrain SuDS Champions Awards 2023.


Discover who will be crowned winners of the 2023 susdrain SuDS Champion Awards as we recognise an established SuDS professional a ‘rising SuDS star’, and an outstanding SuDS Team, all of whom have inspired, informed and influenced the delivery of SuDS.
SuDS are often implemented due to the ability of champions who inspire, inform and influence others to get on board, share good practice, and deliver good SuDS. 

The 2023 susdrain SuDS Champion Awards celebrate individuals and teams who have demonstrably gone the ‘extra mile’ to deliver and encourage the uptake of SuDS. This year, susdrain will recognise:

Up and coming ‘rising stars’ of the SuDS world
Experienced SuDS professionals
Outstanding SuDS team

We are delighted to reveal the shortlist: vote for your SuDS Champions by Friday 7 July 2023. Voting is limited to one vote per person per category, and individuals are barred from voting for candidates within their own organisations to ensure the integrity of the judging process.

This is a fantastic opportunity for professionals to be recognised for their achievements in SuDS. Join us on 13 July in Edinburgh or online to celebrate their success! 

Sponsorship opportunities
For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Susan Richards.

Why attend

Recognise industry leaders and rising stars in the SuDS community
Celebrate the achievements of individuals and teams who champion and deliver high quality SuDS
Discover how SuDS professionals are rising to the challenge of developing more sustainable and attractive places with well managed surface water
Share good practice and take inspiration from adoptable ideas
Earn valuable CPD

Who should attend

  • susdrain partners and supporters
  • Anyone involved in SuDS promotion or delivery including:
    • SuDS approvers from local authorities and water and sewerage companies
      Developers (commercial and domestic)
    • Designers (engineers, landscape architects)
    • those from related fields such as highway engineers and linear asset operators 
    • those involved in community SuDS schemes (e.g. NGOs such as Rivers Trusts, Groundwork or schools and Parish Council members).
  • SuDS champions
  • Local authorities
  • Lead Local Flood Authorities
  • Drainage engineers
  • Regulators
  • Planners
  • Land agents
  • Representatives of Government departments interested in SuDS
  • Media
  • Trade bodies 

Thursday 13 July 2023


09:30 Registration and networking

10:00 susdrain PSG meeting - hybrid (susdrain members only)

12:00 Networking lunch

13:00 SuDS tour

15:30 Refreshments

16:00 Welcome and introduction to Edinburgh and SuDS

16:20 Welcome from susdrain

16:30 What being a SuDS Champion means to me: previous winners share their experiences

17:00 Q&A session

17:05 SuDS Champion Awards presentations

17:30 Networking drinks until 19:00

susdrain partners and supporters Free to attend
CIRIA members Free to attend
Non-members Free to attend

Please sign in or create an account to register online for this event.
If you are experiencing issues registering online, please complete and return the booking form to Charlotte Draper.
Alternatively please contact us on 07933 181 765 or email our Customer Services team.

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Further information
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Telephone: 07933 181 765
Email: [email protected]



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