Bite-Size Session: SuDS in the City - Bristol

Join expert trainer Cath Hassell of ech2o consultants ltd to to learn how you can incorporate SuDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems) within the built environment.

It is vitally important that storm water in the built environment is kept out of the sewer system, especially combined sewers, where even small rain events can lead to untreated sewage discharges into rivers or the sea.

Join us for this session to find out how architects have a vital role to play in incorporating front of pipe solutions such as rain gardens, green roofs, swales, basins and ponds resulting in enhanced biodiversity and greening of the city as opposed to the hard engineering solutions of attenuation tanks and “super sewers”.   

About the speaker

Cath Hassell is an expert in sustainable water strategies and low-carbon technologies, formed from a background of 17 years in the plumbing industry and 18 years in environmental building. She is director of ech2o consultants ltd, a company that works at both a strategic and individual site level, providing technological and behavioural solutions that reduce the UK’s carbon footprint.

Cath is a founder member of SWIG (the Sustainable Water Industry Group) and was a director of the AECB for seven years. Fascinated by how we use water she blogs about showering at a year of showering variously, and writes regular columns and technical posts.

She has been a core trainer for the Green Register since its inception in 2000, and regularly delivers workshops to a wide range of audiences, from school pupils to construction professionals, across the UK about environmental issues.

What did delegates say about this session when held last year in London?

"Excellent overview of SUDS, with simple explanations and details"
"Excellent ... simplicity and openness to all questions, very knowledgable speaker"
"Very good – pros and cons of various solutions, examples from other countries, plus objections to SUDS and examples"

More about Bite Size sessions

The Green Register's Bite Size sessions offer an alternative, flexible route to Green Register membership through a series of shorter training sessions designed to give concise training at a time to suit busy working professionals. Attend 6 sessions to qualify for membership.

June 21st, 2017 6:00 PM   to   8:00 PM
Alec French Architects
27 Trenchard Street
Bristol, BS1 5AN
United Kingdom

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Members £ 19.00
Non-Members £ 35.00

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