Tackling the Climate Emergency: Mitigation, Adaptation and Biodiversity
22 Sep 2020
12. Sustainable Drainage Approval Body
The session is split into three parts.
Part 1 will provide an outline and overview of the Sustainable Drainage (SuDS) legislation in Wales and will introduce the Welsh Government National Standards for SuDS.
Part 2 will use a worked example to illustrate an approach to masterplanning and outline design for development sites in accordance with the National Standards.
Part 3 will use case studies of sites that have been approved within the first 18-months post commencement to illustrate some of the challenges and outcomes achieved.
Michelle Johnson & Rhodri Powell & Mark Goodger
Michelle Johnson, Caerphilly, County Borough Council
Michelle Johnson is Principal Engineer at Caerphilly County Borough Council and has over 20 years’ experience in the public sector and water industry, managing all aspects of the Highway Drainage Division, dealing with flood risk management and emergency responses. She manages the Caerphilly County Borough Council’s sustainable drainage approval body team, often seen as the leading SuDs authority in Wales. The Caerphilly SAB team was shortlisted for the 2019 CIRIA SusDrain Awards, and has delivered numerous presentations on the Welsh approach to sustainable drainage across the UK. Michelle has sat on the Welsh Government SuDs Advisory Group since inception.
Rhodri Powell, Caerphilly, County Borough Council
Rhodri Powell is a Chartered Water and Environmental Manager and Chartered Environmentalist working within Local Government. With a particular interest in land drainage and flood defence responsibilities, Rhodri’s experience covers flood risk management, sustainable drainage policy and implementation and operational drainage issues. Rhodri sits on the Welsh Government SuDs Implementation Group. He is a member of Caerphilly County Borough Council’s sustainable drainage approval body team, often seen as the leading SuDs authority in Wales. The Caerphilly SAB team was shortlisted for the 2019 CIRIA SusDrain Awards, and has delivered numerous presentations on the Welsh approach to sustainable drainage across the UK.
Mark Goodger, Caerphilly, County Borough Council
Mark Goodger is a Senior Engineer in the Sustainable Drainage Approving Body (SAB) at Caerphilly County Borough Council. Mark has worked in water management for 17 years and has sat on project steering groups for a number of CIRIA guides including the SuDS Manual (C753), Guidance on the Construction of SuDS (C768) and Delivering Better Water Management Through Planning (C787). He was on the steering group for CIRIA’s subdrain web portal for 6 years. Mark has worked on the development of water quality test methods both in the UK and USA and has developed and delivered training sessions on SuDS.
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