12-hour SuDS online course – Started 8th Oct and running for 4 weeks

The Flood Innovation Centre is offering an exciting opportunity to book onto an interactive workshop programme designed to support companies working with and implementing SuDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems).

Our specialist courses are fully funded (so there’s no cost to your business) and they’re delivered online.

When and where

You’ll hear from a wide range of industry experts across 4x three-hour sessions from 9am – 12 noon weekly:

  • The ‘Ins and Outs’ of SuDS – Tues 8th Sept
  • Effective SuDS Design – Tues 15th Sept
  • Meet the experts – Tues 22nd Sept
  • SuDS innovation – Tues 29th Sept

Speakers now confirmed, sessions will include a live Q&A…

Build industry contacts

  • Rachel Glossop – Flood Risk Manager, Hull City Council
  • Dr. Jess Fox – Senior Flood Risk Officer, Hull City Council
  • Steve Charlton – Principal Engineer, Flood & Coastal Risk Management, East Riding of Yorkshire Council
  • Andy Smith – Drainage & Coastal Defence Team Manager, North East Lincolnshire Council
  • Emma Brown – Resilience Portfolio Manager, Living with Water, Yorkshire Water

Hear about:

  • What to include in bids for Drainage tenders and SuDS-related infrastructure projects
  • New SuDS adoption codes and how they could affect your business
  • What the SuDS market looks like in the Humber region

Meet academic experts

from the Energy & Environment Institute, University of Hull

  • Dr. Kate Smith – Researcher, Flood Innovation Centre
  • Dr. Stuart McLelland – Assistant Director
  • Dr. Rob Thomas – Senior Research Fellow
  • Dr. Joshua Ahmed – Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • Dr. Anne Baar – Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • Dr. Roberto Fernández – Postdoctoral Research Associate

Hear about:

  • Why SuDS are necessary to help our planet
  • The effects of local geology on draining and flooding
  • Infiltration and run-off variables and calculations
  • Online tools to help you conduct SuDS calculations
  • How to analyse SuDS design

Meet the Flood Innovation Centre experts

  • Hiatt Jackson – Technology Research Manager
  • Dr. Chun Keat Yew – Technology Research Manager
  • Dr. Elena Kuvshinova – Technology Research Manager

Learn about:

  • Best-practice principles in SuDS design
  • SuDS design resources
  • How technology and innovation can support the development and performance of SuDS
  • How to build on your SuDS innovation and make more of an impact in the region

Who should attend?

  • Landscape designers and architects
  • Drainage engineers
  • Civil engineers
  • Flood-risk managers
  • Developers
  • Consultants
  • Planning agents and contractors within the construction sector
  • Anyone who has an interest in the SuDS market in the Humber area



Terms & Conditions apply: We ask those interested to ensure they’re available to attend all four sessions in order to complete the course. Once you’ve applied, our team will contact you to let you know if you’re eligible and what the process will be to enrol on the course.