PowerPoint presentations

CIRIA has developed MS PowerPoint presentations with speaker notes that can be modified. Please use as appropriate, but acknowledge sources of images etc.


Introduction to sustainable drainage (PPT)


Retrofitting to manage surface water (PPT)

Safe routes for urban flooding - encouraging the uptake of designing for exceedance (PPT)

Evaluating SuDS benefits by using B£ST (PPT)

SuDS construction guidance (PPT)

Planning for better water management (PPT)


susdrain event presentations

Making B£ST better 2020 

22 April 2020

Making B£ST better
Bruce Horton, Stantec
Chris Digman, Stantec

Delivering SuDS in communities 

25 February 2020

SuDS to manage water quality
John Bryden, Thames 21

SuDS in schools
Charlene Duncan, South East Rivers Trust

Delivering SuDS in Somerset
Andy Rogers, Westcountry Rivers Trust

Delivering SuDS in the Northwest
Pete Attwood, Groundwork


Working together to deliver SuDS

14 November 2019

Working together to deliver SuDS
Phil McCArty and Peter Burrows, Gateshead Council

Design requirements and approval
Bronwyn Buntine, Kent County Council

Design and Delivery
Glenn Holliday, Redrow and Dan Samaila, WSP

Progressing drainage to sustainable drainage in housing

16 September 2019

Integrated design - SuDS on housing sites
Sue Illman, Illman Group

Dispelling myths of SuDS in new housing
Steve Wilson, EPG

Example of SuDS and Housing
Tim Jones, St Modwen and Jack Downing, Rapleys

2019 - A year of change for SuDS

20 February 2019

SuDS research
Hayley Bowman, Environment Agency

Sustainable Drainage Approval Body (SAB)
Michelle Johnson and Rhodri Powell, Caerphilly County Borough Council

Sewers for Adoption 8th Edition
Chris Patmore, WSP

SuDS in Wales

06 September 2018 

Delivering SuDS in Wales - new build and retrofit 
Martyn Evans, Natural Resources Wales 

Delivering SuDS in Wales - new build and retrofit 
Michelle Russ, Welsh Water Capital Delivery Alliance 

Designing and delivering Greener Grangetown
Chris Ellis, Arup and Ian Titherington, Cardiff City Council 

susdrain SuDS Awards 2018 

18 July 2018

Case study presentation - Grey to Green: Retrofitting SuDS into multifunctional streets and spaces
Zac Tudor, Sheffield City Council

Case study presentation - Climate proofing and SuDS on London housing estates
David Ilfould, Groundwork London

Case study presentation - Ruskin Square
Johanna Gibbons, J & L Gibbons

Case study presentation - Woodberry Down: Making the most of the water
Olivia Allen and Alice Green, Berkeley Group

Case study presentation - Access Road at Jehovah's Witnesses Britain Headquarters, Chelmford
Phil Hurst, Watch Tower

Case study presentation - St Andrews Park
Vicky Boorman, Hillingdon Council

Inspirational landscapes: Rewilding where we live
Theo Thomas, London Waterkeeper 

SuDS not duds - delivering good SuDs schemes 

21 February 2018 

Case study presentation - Securing good SuDs in Kent
Bronwyn Buntine, Kent County Council 

Case study presentation - Leicester City Council's approach to SuDs delivery
Chryse Tinsley, Leicester City Council 

Case study presentation - Durham County Council's approach to SuDs delivery
Brian Weatherall, Durham County Council

Guidance on the construction of SuDS (C768) launch event

1 November 2017

An introduction to CIRIA
Paul Shaffer, CIRIA

An introduction to Guidance on the construction of SuDS and presentation commentary
Sue Illman, Illman Young Landscape design and Steve Wilson, AECOM

Case study - Highways upgrade A1 Leeming to Barton

Will Rogers, Aecom

Case study - Hammersmith and Fulham social housing SuDS retrofit
Mark Bentley, Groundwork London

Case study - London Sustainable Industries Park
Paul Morris, Civic Engineers

SuDS not duds - expectations Vs reality

11 October 2017

Delivering the aspirations of Greener Grangetown - Client & Contractor's perspective
Ian Titherington, City of Cardiff Council & Ken Evans, ERH communications and engineering

Requirements and aspirations for SuDS in Hammersmith and Fulham
Paul Baker, London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

Delivering SuDS for Landmark House in Hammersmith
Katherine Theobald, Ramboll

Delivering SuDS not duds in residential areas

8 June 2017 

Aspirations and drivers for SuDS and better water management at North West Bicester Eco-town
Jenny Barker, Cherwell District Council

Designing SuDS and better water management in Bicester Eco-town
Renuka Gunasekara, Arcadis

Construction maintenance and long term maintenance of SuDS
Gordon Hunt, Oxford County Council

Delivering and maintaining SuDS in Great Western Park
Tim Barnard, Barnard & Associates

Understanding and articulating the multiple benefits of SuDS

14 February 2017

Aspirations for SuDS in Wales

Phil Chatfield, Welsh Government

Benefits of retrofitting SuDS

Fergus O'Brien, Dwr Cymru, Welsh Water

Delivering SuDS in Cardiff
Ian Titherington, City of Cardiff Council

Delivering SuDS in Gloucestershire
Matthew Pannou, Gloucestershire County Council

Celebrating SuDS - converting challenges to opportunities

1 November 2016

Delivering SuDS in schools

Andy Graham, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Delivering SuDS in the public realm
Kevin Barton, Robert Bray Associate

Grey to green and the delivery of SuDS in Sheffield
Roger Nowell, Sheffield City Council 

SuDS and transport in London – guidance and examples
Robin Buckle, Transport for London and Johanna Gibbons, J&L Gibbons

A journey towards sustainable drainage - the water industry's approach

14 June 2016

Working with flood authorities to deliver effective SuDS solutions - A case study of managing surface water in Fellgate
Chris McLarnon, Project Technical Lead, MWH Global

The sustainable drainage strategy framework
Eilis Furlong and Richard Woodhouse, Northumbrian Water

SuDS delivery & ODIs - what does it all mean?
Jonathan Glerum, Flood Risk Manager, Anglian Water

Planning sustainable drainage in London
Kyle Robins, Wastewater Infrastructure Planning Manager, Thames Water

Achieving multiple benefits from SuDS through planning

19 February 2016

Developing Local Plan policies and Area Action Plans to meet strategic objectives
Emma Davies, Cambridge City Council

Ensuring policies and strategies deliver
Simon Bunn, Cambridge City Council

North West Cambridge Development - a mixed-use scheme - the client brief 
Stuart Wilson, North West Cambridge Development

Interpreting project brief & planning policy through design & construction - the designer's perspective
Suzanne Scobie, AECOM

Launch event for the new SuDS Manual (C753)

12 November 2015

The New SuDS Manual - guidance for all, now and into the future

Bridget Woods Ballard, HR Wallingford

SuDS - Better Value?
Dr Bruce Horton, MWH

W045 BeST - assessing the mulitple benefit of SuDS
Prof. Chris Digman, MWH

Retrofitting SuDS - building resilience in urban areas

Sue Illman, Illman Young

Delivering SuDS in Urban Sites

Tamasine Scott, Grant Associates

SuDS and placemaking

1 October 2015

Delivering SuDS and green infrastructure in housing estates in West London – engagement and acceptance

Nicola Wheeler, Groundwork London

Delivering SuDS and green infrastructure in housing estates in West London – design and delivery

Mark Bentley, Groundwork London


Using SuDS to redefine public spaces in Enfield – winning hearts and minds

Ian Russell and Graham Campbell, London Borough of Enfield


Australia Roads SuDS scheme – a neighbourhood improvement area

George Warren, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham 

Planning and SuDS - making the regulations work

4 June 2015, London

Making consultation work with partners
Bronwyn Buntine, Kent County Council

A Local Authority planning perspective
Kathryn Holland, Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council

SuDS in Nottingham: The evolutionary story of becoming a statutory consultee
Fay Bull, AECOM

From strategic plans to local planning
James Biddlestone and Victoria Raiment, Derbyshire County Council

Interactions with spatial planning

4 February 2015, London

Water, people, places

Mike Henderson, AECOM

Supporting a sustainable approach to drainage in the West of England
Robin Campbell, Arup for Bristol City Council

SuDS – minimising risk and maximising opportunities within the planning process
John Rumble, Hertfordshire County Council

Planning for SuDS – a case study from Central Bedfordshire
Laura Kitson, Central Bedfordshire Council

Getting the basics right

13 October 2014, London


Designing SuDS to manage flows and volumes
Anthony McCloy, McCloy Consulting

Designing SuDS to manage water quality
Theo Thomas, Thames 21

Designing SuDS to enhance biodiversity
Sacha Rogers, Penny Anderson Associates

Designing SuDS to deliver amenity
Kevin Barton, Robert Bray Associates

Videos of the presentations are available on YouTube

Retrofitting SuDS for maximum benefit

10 July 2014, London


Extreme SuDS! – SuDS retrofit in urban communities
Kevin Barton, Robert Bray Associates


Retrofitting SuDS in Wales
Jeremy Jones, Welsh Water


Retrofitting SuDS in West London
Tabatha Bailey and David Harding, Thames Water


Greening the streets of South London
Benjamin Addy, Sustrans and Owen Davies, Royal Borough of Greenwich

Videos of these presentations are available on YouTube.

Delivering SuDS not duds – Local Authorities and developers working together

11 March 2014, London

SuDS not Duds - How was/is it for you?
Peter Robinson, AECOM

Setting a vision and plan for SuDS in Oxfordshire
Barry West, Oxfordshire County Council

Delivering the vision for SuDS in Oxfordshire
Chris Patmore, WSP Group

Setting a vision and plan for SuDS in Leicestershire
Jake Richardson, Leicestershire County Council

Delivering SuDS at Grangewood Manor
Steven Clarke and Chris Leeson, Taylor Wimpey

Videos of these presentations are available on YouTube.


Using SuDS to manage urban diffuse pollution

2 October 2013, London


Urban diffuse pollution - the challenge

Richard Martin, Defra


Lamb Drove SuDS scheme - evidence on managing water quality

Richard Stevens, Royal HaskoningDHV


Tackling urban diffuse pollution in the Midlands

John Brewington, Environment Agency


Taking urban diffuse pollution in north London

Theo Thomas, Thames 21

Videos of these presentations are available on YouTube.


SuD it! Let's do it - making SuDS happen

4 June 2013, Birmingham


Sustainable water management in Cardiff
Ian Titherington, Cardiff City Council


SuDS in Kent
Bronwyn Buntine, Kent County Council


SuDS in Essex
Kathryn Goodyear, Essex County Council


SuDS in Lambeth
Owen Davies, London Borough of Lambeth


CIRIA presentations

CIRIA through its networks like LANDFORM (Local Authority Network on Drainage and Flood Risk Management) and the CIRIA Network runs a number of events covering SuDS and related topics. Some of the LANDFORM seminars have event reports and/or videos.

Delivering SuDS in Oxfordshire - Gordon Hunt, Oxfordshire County Council
Landform, 23 July 2014

Setting Up The SAB - Kevin Tidy, Bracknell Forest Council
Landform, 23 July 2014

Delivering SuDS in Leicestershire: Early experiences - Mark Danvers, Leicestershire County Council
Landform, 23 July 2014

Cambridgeshire’s approach to Sustainable Drainage - Sass Pledger, Cambridgeshire County Council
Landform, 23 July 2014

SuDS and water quality 

Landform, 15 October 2013


Making places with water

Landform, 15 October 2013


SuDS: Controlling the flow

Landform, 15 October 2013


Delivery of a viable SuDS development

Landform, 10 October 2013


Managing surface water from highways

Landform, 10 July 2012

Videos also available.


Delivery of SuDS – standards, design criteria and tools

Landform, 29 March 2012


Early Action funded projects to manage local flood risk

Landform, 17 January 2011


SuDS not duds

Landform, 3 November 2010


Other presentations

Other organisations like CIWEM and SUDSNET regularly hold conferences on surface water management and SuDS. Presentations from these organisations and others are below.


SuDSnet International Conference

SUDSnet 4/6 September 2012


SUDSnet/Ciwem National and International Conference

SUDSnet/Ciwem, 11/12 May 2011


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