Water Sensitive Urban Design


Climate change is causing challenges in water management for cities around the world. Unprecedented unpredictability and increased flooding and drought are causing cities to look for new solutions to our water challenges. How can the design community help? Water sensitive urban design (WSUD) may be the solution as it addresses the challenges of water shortage, flooding and pollution. This presentation seeks to explore and explain key issues and inspire with potential approaches.

• Michael Henderson, Associate Director Sustainability, Aecom, will talk about WSUD projects around the world.

• Sue Illman, Director of Illman Young Landscape Architects and President of the Landscape Institute, will explain why sustainable drainage is essential for housing and streets.

• A selection of successful entrants from the London Royal Docks Ideas Competition will present ideas for making the ‘Royals’ greener.

• There will also be a screening of Water Sensitive Urban Design, a film commissioned by the Landscape Institute and based on work by CIRIA, Arup and Aecom, which explains the concept of WSUD and argues the case for designing with water when planning any new development.

This event is fully booked. If you wish to be added to the waiting list, please email events@buildingcentre.co.uk