About this Event
Join us on 9 October for a chance to find out how we can use rainwater to save money and improve our city.
Hear from our panel of experts on this important topic as we consider how we can prevent pollution entering our rivers and seas and save Bristol’s streets from flash flooding.
The talk and panel discussion will be followed by networking drinks and the option for a short tour of one of Bristol’s most sustainable office development, Halo.
5:00-5:30pm: Arrival and refreshments
5:30-6:35pm: Presentations and Q&A
6:35-6:50: Panel Discussion
6:50-7:30pm: Canapes, refreshments, networking and building tour
7:30pm - Event ends
Matt Wheeldon, Director of Infrastructure at Wessex Water. Matt has worked in the water sector for nearly 30 years and represented the industry on the Government’s Storm Overflow Taskforce. He will be share insights how following good rainwater management principles can benefit customers and the environment and what needs addressing to unlock greater opportunities.
Mary Lavin, Sustainability & Reporting Manager at Osborne Clarke. Mary will give an overview of Osborne Clarke's move to one of Bristol's most sustainable office buildings, and the ways in which the building is contributing to the firm's Responsible Business goals.
Lise Benningen, Associate Director at Landscape at Arup. Lise leads Arup’s Landscape team in the South West and will talk about Arup’s work on sustainable drainage including Sheffield’s Grey to Green project which added green infrastructure to Sheffield city centre to combat flooding and improve the public realm.
All proceeds will be donated to Water Aid, who work with partners and local communities to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Osborne Clarke, Halo, Bristol, United Kingdom