Water & Wastewater Treatment

WWT March 2017

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In the know Leading engineers, environmental scientists, water experts, landscape designers and architects have appealed to the government to ensure that the planned one million new homes are built to be resilient to flooding as planning rules are reviewed. New research by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) supported by a wide coalition of partners, urges government to ensure that drainage of surface water into sewers should be conditional on new RESEARCH ROUND UP Government 'must ensure new homes are flood resilient' developments including high-quality sustainable drainage systems (SuDS). In 2010, Parliament passed a law requiring new developments to include sustainable drainage, but the government put the rules on hold to save money and speed up house-building. The new report argues that this policy freeze has not sped up house-building and has put homes at risk, without saving money. More homes and businesses are at risk from surface water flooding than from any other kind of flood and half of floods now result from the sewer MOVING UP Mott MacDonald has appointed Mike Haigh as managing director of its global business. Haigh, who has worked for the company since 1981, will be responsible for the day- to-day management and operational performance of the employee-owned company with 16,000 staff working across engineering, management and development consultancy. Nick Land has joined the board of Thames Water as an independent non- executive director. Land, the former executive chairman of Ernst & Young, is currently chair of the Audit and Risk Committee at Vodafone. He replaces Michael Pavia, who is stepping down. Derek Muckle of Radius Systems has been appointed President of the British Plastics Federation (BPF) Pipes Group, taking over from retiring President Chris King of Wavin. and drainage systems being overwhelmed. The research — which includes the "Big SuDS Survey" of current practice — showed that more than 70% of those involved in delivering sustainable drainage do not think current planning policies encourage SuDS sufficiently. Only 8% believe that current standards are driving high quality SuDS in England. The authors argue that a new government review is a crucial opportunity to update standards to ensure that everyone can benefit from the protection and amenity offered by SuDS. ● 24 Close-Up: fats, oil and grease ● 28 Event preview: utilities transformation ● 31 Getting to Grips: ice pigging ● 35 Products: sensors and instrumentation www.wwtonline.co.uk | WWT | MARCH 2017 | 23

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