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Environment and Waste

CIVILS 2005 - Conference

Morning Conference Session Programme

9.15 Registration and refreshments 9.45 Opening address from the chair Mark Lane, partner and head of water sector group, Pinsent Masons 9.50 Keynote address: Industry update on climate change, flood risk and water resources l Assessing climate change, water demand, flood risk and environmental needs l An update of Planning Policy Guidance (PPG) 25 on development and flood risk and implications for the industry l Addressing the uncertainty of climate change predictions l Highlighting what programmes are currently under way and an outline of future works schemes Dr Merylyn Hedger OBE, climate change policy manager, Environment Agency 10.20 Case study: Flood risk and land drainage in a major development project l Application of best practice in a large development project l Understanding the engineer's role in managing flood risk and land drainage l Outlining how water availability and water efficiency have been taken into account in creating sustainable 'climate proof' alternatives for the future l Evaluating SUDS and urban drainage in practice l Highlighting lessons learnt and a strategy for moving forward Alan Travers, group manager, Buro Happold 10.45 Question and answer session 10.55 Refreshments 11.10 Outlining the current status of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) l Understanding the WFD and its implications for the engineering industry l WFD and flood risk management l Analysing WFD targets and how the engineering industry can meet them l Highlighting a timeframe for implementation l Outlining the WFD's relationships with other plans Linda Aucott, head of engineering policy section, flood management division, DEFRA 11.40 Panel session: Maximising water resources, minimising flood risk and assessing the real sustainability of the legislation l What is currently happening to maximise water resources and water efficiency and minimise flood risk l Is the current EU legislation realistic in its sustainability targets?

l Evaluating the technologies, re-use and recycling opportunities l Feedback from project sites that are currently implementing these techniques Mike Watson, head of aggregates, WRAP Dr Heidi Shaw, waste and sustainability consultant, Gifford Ian Avery, natural resources branch manager, Hampshire County Council Dr Ian Williams, senior lecturer, waste management group, University of Southampton 4.40 Closing remarks from the chair 4.45 End

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