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NI water living with water programme: science & engineering

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Date
16 January 2023
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Overview

Hosted jointly with the NI Branch of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental management, this webinar will discuss the Living with Water Programme Belfast Strategic Drainage Infrastructure Plan, which was published in November 2021 following approval by the NI Executive. Under this plan around £1.4bn will be invested over a 12 year period in the drainage and wastewater infrastructure that serves Greater Belfast to protect against flood risk, enhance the environment and provide the capacity needed for economic growth.

This webinar will focus on how the LWWP ethos of integrated collaboration has informed the approach being taken by over 50 engineers and scientists on combining industry leading drainage and environmental modelling with optioneering, using early contractor involvement in order to develop to most efficient and sustainable solutions. These solutions will include the delivery of flood alleviation works, blue / green infrastructure, tunnels, storm attenuation tanks, upgrades to watercourses, sewers, wastewater pumping stations, wastewater treatment works and sea outfalls.

Speakers

Simon Richardson, BEng CEng MIEI

Simon Richardson, BEng CEng MIEI

Northern Ireland Department for Infrastructure

director

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Simon Richardson, BEng CEng MIEI

Simon is a Chartered Engineer and has been the Director of the Living With Water Programme in the Department for Infrastructure since January 2020. He led the development of the Living With Water in Belfast Plan, which was published by the Department in November 2021 after it was endorsed by the NI Executive, and is now leading the delivery of this 12 year, £1.4bn plan. Prior to joining the Living With Water Programme, Simon worked for over 30 years in the Department’s Roads Service where he worked in many roles, finishing as Divisional Roads Manger in Southern Division.

Orla Crothers

Orla Crothers

NI Water

environmental outcomes manager

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Orla Crothers

Orla is a Chartered Environmentalist with 20 years’ experience in drainage and wastewater management including sewer network modelling, environmental modelling and flood risk assessment. Orla joined NI Water in 2019 as part of the Living With Water Programme and currently works as an Environmental Outcomes Manager within the Wastewater Strategy Team within Asset Management.

Paddy Brow

Paddy Brow

NI Water

head of living with water programme for wastewater treatment

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Paddy Brow

Paddy Brow has over 30 years’ experience in the water industry, is a Fellow of ICE, a past NI Chairman of CIWEM and was recently a Board Director of UKWIR for 7 years. After proposing development of an integrated drainage plan for greater Belfast he was seconded from NI Water to DfI in 2015 for 2 years to create the LWWP to develop it. After returning to NI Water in 2017 he became responsible for all of NI Water’s input to the LWWP, including establishing the Integrated Environmental Modelling and Integrated Drainage Modelling. In 2021 he became responsible for the capital delivery of the WwTW related elements of the LWWP Plan for Belfast.

For more information please contact:

Valeria Oliviero