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Celebrating SuDS: the susdrain SuDS Awards 2024

Join us at our 4th susdrain SuDS Awards ceremony where we will showcase outstanding SuDS projects across the UK.

This year the Awards will a hybrid event kindly hosted by Arup at their Cardiff office. There are still a few places available to attend in-person, but anyone can join us online (choose in-person or online when booking).

susdrain SuDS Awards 2024
Since 2018, susdrain,the community of practice for sustainable drainage, has been celebrating outstanding SuDS projects and recognising SuDS Champions who are instrumental in delivering exceptional SuDS. The Awards provide a platform to share the good practice, multi-beneficial SuDS, and recognise high-quality planning, design, construction and maintenance of sustainable drainage. The ‘Overall Winner’ Award will be presented to the scheme which is most effectively delivering SuDS that provide multiple benefits.

Why attend the awards
  • Gain insight into the benefits of Schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 following its introduction in Wales in 2019
  • Discover imaginative SuDS delivering multiple benefits
  • Learn how projects were implemented and difficulties overcome
  • Support the delivery of exceptional SuDS and share good practice
  • Find out how SuDS professionals are rising to the challenge of developing more sustainable and attractive places
  • Celebrate great SuDS schemes
Who should attend
  • susdrain SuDS Awards entrants
  • susdrain members
  • Engineering consultants
  • Architects and designers
  • Developers
  • Urban designers
  • Landscape architects
  • Local planning authority SuDS approvers
  • Members of lead local flood authorities
  • Drainage engineers
  • Highway engineers
  • Water companies
  • Tier 1 and 2 contractors
  • Professional bodies
  • Local community groups involved in SuDS
  • Anyone with an interest in SuDS
Wednesday 26 June 2024
12:00 – 19:00 | Cardiff (in person)
15:30 – 18:00 | Hybrid (online)

12:00 Networking lunch
13:00 Informal guided tour of SuDS schemes in Cardiff

15:00 Networking coffee
susdrain SuDS Awards ceremony

15:30 Welcome and introduction
Master of Ceremonies: Dr Andy Moores, Research Director, CIRIA

15:40 Keynote speech
Huw Irranca-Davies MS, Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change and
Rural Affairs, Welsh Government

15:50 SuDS in Wales
Chris Ellis, Associate, Arup

16:00 Welcome from susdrain
Steve Wilson, Technical Director, The Environmental Protection Group
susdrain SuDS Awards 2024 | Judging Panel Chair
susdrain SuDS Champion 2023 | Outstanding Contribution to SuDS
Adrien Baudrimont, Senior Research Manager, CIRIA

16:10 What do successful SuDS look like?
A series of case studies showcasing exceptional SuDS in each award category
before the winners are announced

17:40 Closing remarks
Graham Fairhurst, Chair, susdrain Project Steering Group

17:45 Networking drinks

19:00 End of event

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

Please sign in or create an account to register for this event.
If you are experiencing issues registering online, please complete and return the booking form to Charlotte Draper.
Alternatively please call 07933 181 765 or email our customer services team.
Further information will be sent two weeks before the event or three working days prior if the booking is made within this timeframe.

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Further information
For further information on CIRIA membership and other services, please contact:
Telephone: 07933 181 765
Email: [email protected]
Arup 4 Pierhead Street CARDIFF CF10 4QP

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