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Delivering Environmental Benefits in
Urban Communities
Delivering Environmental Benefits in
Urban Communities
Welcome..!
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Spot the connection….?
8
Source: US EPA 2005
9
If we can broaden the offer, widen the circle of
interest we might:
• Leverage more joint action, which
• Increases pote...
“We can’t lead by vinegar; only by honey”*
10*Andrea Kelly, Broadland CP
Catchment Approach & NEA ES
11
12
Please tell us any other reasons you value the rivers in the Wear
catchment/area’.
‘Is there anything preventing you fr...
13
So the connection is……..
Maslow’s hierarchy Benefit equivalence?
14
Are a bit like…….
The question of scope..
15
• Who will benefit
• Who might contribute/ who might pay?
• How are the benefits distributed no...
So
16
What language
and approaches
to engagement
work best?
Are we able to
adequately
account for all of
the benefits that...
Conference & Workshop
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bit.ly/CaBATechSupport
• CaBA Website
• Discussion Forum
• Newsletter
• Evidence Sharing 
Platform
• Mapping Portal
• Mobi...
www.catchmentbasedapproach.org
Newsletter & Twitter
The role of mentoring?
Capacity
Trust
Confidence
Confidence:
•What are others doing?
•A sounding board
Trust:
• 3 question...
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SuDS for The Host
Community
A holistic approach to SuDS to encourage
community ‘buy-in’
Kevin Barton
Robert Bray Associate...
Bad SuDS gives nothing
to the community
Retrofit SuDS
Retrofit SuDS
will change an
existing
landscape.
Australia Road, White CityThe ‘host landscape’
Retrofit SuDS
Retrofit SuDS
will change an
existing
landscape.
It will impact
the local
community.
Australia Road, White C...
Retrofit SuDS
But it won’t
necessarily
benefit the
local
community
Australia Road, White CityThe ‘host community’
Australia Road
Community Park (with SuDS)
v
Australia Road
Community Park (with SuDS)
Rain‐channel feature over raingarden
v
Australia Road
Community Park (with SuDS)
Before SuDS
v
Australia Road
Community Park (with SuDS)
Safe street and route to school
v
Australia Road
Community Park (with SuDS)
The ‘Wiggly Wall’ through a SuDS basin
v
Australia Road
Community Park (with SuDS)
School entrance plaza with 
raingardens and rain 
sculptures
Australia Road
Community Park (with SuDS)
“Now we walk to school 
because it’s nice”
“We actually turn up to 
school pick‐...
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Volunteers
vs.
Urban Pollution
Urban Pollution
‐ Misconnections
‐ Urban run‐off
‐ STW discharge
‐ CSOs
‐ Patchy EA data
RIVERFLY MONITORING
HOGSMILL STORM TANKS 
POLLUTION PATROL
STORM TANK ANALYSIS
TANKS FULL = DISCHARGING
2 MINUTE INTERVALS
LESSONS LEARNT
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The Lost Effra Project
Partnership working to create community owned SuDS
Creating community owned SuDS
Demystifying
SuDS
Skills workshops
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Sheffield Flood Scheme:
Business Investment Generating Multiple Benefits
Helen Batt
Senior FCRM Advisor
22 October 2015
River Restoration Centre Conference 2015
Background
Flooding impact: business areas
• Lower Don Valley: Strategic economic 
importance to region
• Cost of recovery to busines...
Business Improvement Districts
• Sheffield adopted the ‘beneficiary contributes’
• BIDS ‐ traditional uses – maintenance, ...
Poorly 
maintained 
channel had 
significant 
impact on 
flooding
Channel maintenance 
became an element of 
the flood scheme: 
tree, INNS and debris 
management. 
Opportunity to 
generate...
AmenBID is 
flexible 
funding 
stream. 
Businesses 
opted for 
top up 
‘amenity’ 
litter 
clearance 
River 
Stewardship 
Company 
delivering the 
work. Social 
enterprise. 
CABA 
approach
River 
Stewardship 
Company 
deliver the 
contract and 
work with 
volunteers
Building 
volunteer 
capacity 
and skills  
leads to the 
delivery of 
‘top up’ 
projects
Clean, attractive setting
A better river for people and wildlife:
Flooding, amenity, biodiversity, social capital
BIDS in other places?
Keen to share learning.
helen.batt@environment‐agency.gov.uk
Helen Batt
Senior FCRM Advisor
22 Octob...
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Develop and rigorously evaluate 
strategies for managing flood risk 
that deliver multiple benefits        
as part of    ...
Economic Growth
Carbon Storage
Biodiversity
Food
Air Quality
Landscape
Water quality
Noise Reduction
Water storage
Health ...
Developing a Blue‐Green 
vision for Newcastle
Learning and Action Alliance 
(LAA)
A LAA is usually an open arrangement 
wh...
Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance in process…
Retrofit SuDS – attitudes/behaviours
The Dings, Bristol (above), @Bristol (top‐right), St 
Nicholas House, Bristol (bottom...
Distribution of benefits
Spatial, temporal and stakeholder
6 26 1 6 8
89
56
23
45
0
22.5
45
67.5
90
112.5
Airquality
Carbo...
The research reported in this presentation is being conducted as part of 
the Blue‐Green Cities Research Consortium with s...
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An Ecosystem Services
Approach for the Urban
Water Environment
Stuart Kirk, Claire Johnstone, Ashley Holt 
Nick Paling & S...
ESSUWE Project (WT1580)
• It seeks to support the growing
number of stakeholder led urban
water / environment initiatives ...
Health + wellbeing
Prosperity / deprivation
Air quality
Flood risk
Recreation / leisure
Health + wellbeing
Prosperity / de...
WIN‐WIN
“Provider 
saves”
REGULATION
“Polluter pays”
INCENTIVES
“Provider is paid”
3. OPTIONS? With Supporting
COSTS & BEN...
ESSUWE Project Outputs
• A method to help identify opportunity areas
• A toolbox of interventions
• A cost-benefit framewo...
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Challenges
Photo: Luke Greysmith
• Support the delivery of SuDS
– New build
– Retrofit
• Funding and business models
key f...
BeST: Benefits of SuDS Tool
• Collation of evidence (values)
• Structured assessment
approach
• Considers confidence
• Sup...
Wide range of benefits
FinancialSocial
Regulating
Environmental
Supporting Provisioning
Cultural
Benefit category Monetise...
www.ciria.org | www.susdrain.org
Thank you
Paul Shaffer, CIRIA
paul.shaffer@ciria.org
T: @sudsulike
W: www.susdrain.org
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Links
Searches 2500 data entries
Select 
Habitat
Select 
Intervention
Outputs
Links
Ecosystem Services Transfer Toolkit
Se...
Managing Ecosystem Services -
Evidence Sheets
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Green Infrastructure for Water –
River Irwell Pilot Study
Approach
Issues of water 
management 
and/or quality
Likely pathways
from source to 
receptor 
(ie watercourse 
or flood z...
• ccc
Overlay Model
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The SuDS Audit
A guide to making SuDS evaluations
Bob Bray
Robert Bray Associates
The SuDS Audit
The Brief:
o A guide to the
SuDS possibilities
for sites
o An evaluation of
impact of rainfall on
sites
o R...
The Strutts Centre, Belper
The Audit identifies flow routes and options for action
The Linear Raingarden Inlet Channel and Crossing
The Strutts Centre, Belper
The Main Basin ‘nurse crop’
‘Raingardens are a...
The Babington Hospital Site - Belper
The audit identified
sub-catchments and
flow routes to bypass,
where practical, the
s...
The Barclay School, Stevenage
Flow routes identify primary risk due to overland flows
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http://www.ciwem.org/planningadvice
We have written an advice note to:
 Provide a one-stop-shop to demystify water
management
 Show how spatial planning can...
The advice note:
 Sets out the issues which planners should be
aware of
 Shows planners what is possible and the
benefit...
Multiple benefits
Water-
sensitive
development
Flood risk
managed &
reduced
Biodiversity
enhanced
Liveable and
connected
u...
How integrated water management works in practice
Funding: getting more for less
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• Providing practitioners
information, guidance and
confidence
• Overcoming challenges of
delivery – busting myths
• Advoc...
CIRIA & surface water management
• The SuDS manual (2007)
• Planning for SuDS - making it
happen (2010)
• Retrofitting to ...
www.ciria.org | www.susdrain.org
• Guidance
• Susdrain
• Website
• Face-to-face seminars
• Training
• SuDS introduction
• ...
www.ciria.org | www.susdrain.org
Thank you
Paul Shaffer, CIRIA
paul.shaffer@ciria.org
T: @sudsulike
W: www.susdrain.org
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Understanding & assessing 
benefits
Claire Johnstone
Economics Manager, Environment 
Agency
UNCLASSIFIED
Hazard protection
Landscapes
Ecosystem Services Framework
UNCLASSIFIED
Benefits
Food 
Fibre 
Energy 
Clean Water 
Clean Air 
Recreation 
Aesthetics 
Wi...
Non‐monetary values are important 
• Subjective & non‐monetary value information 
increasingly important
Building blocks approach
• Monetary assessment is not always necessary or 
proportionate
• The most important thing is to ...
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The Catchment Based Approach (CaBA)
Urban Working Group
Building capacity and expertise within 
CaBA Partnerships
Co‐deliv...
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www.catchmentbasedapproach.org/volunteer‐monitoring
www.catchmentbasedapproach.org/volunteer‐monitoring
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An Introduction to
Sustainable Drainage Systems in Wales
Martyn Evans | Natural Resources Wales
martyn.evans@naturalresour...
An integrated approach
• Understanding natural systems
• Benefits for people, business and the environment
• Good design
•...
INCREASED
URBANISATION
Pentyrch, Cardiff
RAINFALL SEEN AS A
PROBLEM
Tongwynlais, Cardiff
FLOOD RISK
Llanberis, November 20...
A National Framework
• Interim SuDS Standards and Guidance for Wales
• Wales Water Strategy
- Implement SuDS
- Improve pla...
Sustainable thinking
Greener Grangetown
https://youtu.be/cQW84iRZUXo
First Public Consultation (2014)
First Public Consultation (2014)
Second Public Consultation (2015)
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GI Solutions to Urban Water Issues – The 
Street Trees Demonstration Project
Aim
To demonstrate and quantify the ability of street 
trees and their tree pits to help;
• Manage surface water runoff
• ...
Tree Trench Design & Build
20m long x 1.7m deep
Slot Drainage Kerbs
• Permissions needed to 
work on the highway
• Utiliti...
Inflow & Outflow Monitoring 
Chambers
Deep Root Silva Cells
3 units wide and 3 units deep
Pit lined with impermeable membrane
Surface water distribution pipe
The Green (and brown) stuff
Bio‐Retention / Filtration Soil
24m3 – Source: British Sugar
3 x Platanus X hispanica (acerifo...
Outflow Connection to Surface Water Drain
Practical Completion
Monitoring to commence autumn 2015
What will we be monitoring?
1. Water Quantity
– Inflow vs outflow
– Water attenuation, peak discharges
2. Water Quality
– ...
Further Opportunities
An integrated sub catchment wide urban catchment forestry 
demonstration at scale to include; 
• Ran...
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Sustainable drainage systems
delivering for people and
wildlife
Andy Graham
They work...
ATTENUATION
SuDS for Schools
10 schools – one catchment
1000+ students engaged
Knowledge, skills and confidence
Cleaner streams, new h...
What a wonderful day we had! It exceeded all our 
expectations. Thank you so much for everything. 
Please pass on our than...
“Love the garden. The children sit at 
the benches by the garden every 
break and lunchtime”
Susi Earnshaw
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Controlled for circulation only
157
Controlled for circulation only
158
UK Urban Demonstrator – Birmingham
A community scale, living laboratory to demonstrate...
Controlled for circulation only
159
URBAN DEMONSTRATOR ‐ Vision into Reality
Redhill School 
Water Champions 
Community 
E...
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Ladywell Fields. Lewisham, London - UK
Ladywell Fields 2005. Lewisham, London - UK
Ladywell Fields 2008. Lewisham, London - UK
Ladywell Fields 2015. Lewisham, London - UK
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Before After 
Example of habitat works
WQ issues addressed with ‘Downstream Defenders’
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Raingardens
and Sustainable
Drainage – The
River Starts
Here!
Julie Wozniczka, Senior Project
Manager
www.trentriverstrust...
www.trentriverstrust.org
The Strutts Centre
• Former school
• Grade II listed
building
• Community
Centre
• Used by EA and...
www.trentriverstrust.org
Initial engagement, information
gathering and generating
options
• Discussions with EA
• Designer...
www.trentriverstrust.org
Identify options, secure
permissions, procure contractor
• Determine options to be delivered.
• P...
www.trentriverstrust.org
Ground work and
construction
www.trentriverstrust.org
Learning:
• Careful commissioning of contractor, checks, 
references etc.
• You also have to be l...
www.trentriverstrust.org
Planting
Many hands make light work 
Community planting day
EA planting day. 
www.trentriverstrust.org
Planting
• Carefully designed planting scheme
• Cost of plants
• Source plants
• Community involv...
www.trentriverstrust.org
Britain in Bloom New Landscape of the Year 2015
(East Midlands)
www.trentriverstrust.org
Interpretation‐
Working model
Model has starred at over 10 
community events in 2015!
Video of th...
www.trentriverstrust.org
Interpretation….
Adds such a lot
ALWAYS takes longer than I think. Being 
able to do it as a foll...
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Urban Environmental Benefits Conference Oct 2015 Pitches
Urban Environmental Benefits Conference Oct 2015 Pitches
Urban Environmental Benefits Conference Oct 2015 Pitches
Urban Environmental Benefits Conference Oct 2015 Pitches
Urban Environmental Benefits Conference Oct 2015 Pitches
Urban Environmental Benefits Conference Oct 2015 Pitches
Urban Environmental Benefits Conference Oct 2015 Pitches
Urban Environmental Benefits Conference Oct 2015 Pitches
Urban Environmental Benefits Conference Oct 2015 Pitches
Urban Environmental Benefits Conference Oct 2015 Pitches
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The Delivering Environmental Benefits for Urban Communities Conference included a ‘show and tell’ symposium designed to meet the objectives of the Urban CaBA Sub-Group: 1) champion the Catchment Partnership approach to water management in urban areas; 2) support CaBA partnerships nationwide by helping them to build capacity, expertise and engage more effectively with stakeholders, communities, developers, funders and businesses, and 3) promote the benefits and raise awareness of partnership working in the urban environment. During this session practitioners, strategic planners and academics were given 5 minute slots to introduce their work/expertise and to signpost people to their resources or further information. These 'pitches' were divided into: 1) practical delivery of interventions; 2) strategic tools/approaches (incl. CBA, targeting, design/optioneering); 3) help and guidance for urban practitioners, and 4) engagement, communications and partnership working. Speakers will be invited to say what they have done, what their objectives were and what the outcome of the work was/is intended to be.

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Urban Environmental Benefits Conference Oct 2015 Pitches

  1. 1. Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities Welcome..!
  2. 2. Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Registration 09:30am Welcome and plenary 10:15am Best Practice Showcase (6x five minute ‘pitches’ in each 30 minute section) 1) Engagement, communications & partnership working 10:30am 2) Strategic tools/approaches 11:00am Tea & Coffee Networking Break 11:30am 3) Help and guidance for urban practitioners 12:00 midday 4) Practical delivery of interventions 12:30pm Lunch 1:00pm Morning Programme
  3. 3. Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Ashley HoltAshley Holt Optimising the delivery of environmental benefits in urban communities
  4. 4. Spot the connection….?
  5. 5. 8 Source: US EPA 2005
  6. 6. 9 If we can broaden the offer, widen the circle of interest we might: • Leverage more joint action, which • Increases potential access to funding and aligned investment This is especially relevant to support action in urban environments where one of the obstacles is multiple stakeholders and fragmented interests
  7. 7. “We can’t lead by vinegar; only by honey”* 10*Andrea Kelly, Broadland CP
  8. 8. Catchment Approach & NEA ES 11
  9. 9. 12 Please tell us any other reasons you value the rivers in the Wear catchment/area’. ‘Is there anything preventing you from making more use of rivers in the Wear catchment?’. But real people say….
  10. 10. 13 So the connection is…….. Maslow’s hierarchy Benefit equivalence?
  11. 11. 14 Are a bit like…….
  12. 12. The question of scope.. 15 • Who will benefit • Who might contribute/ who might pay? • How are the benefits distributed now? • How might that distribution change as a result of : • Our proposals? • Other projects and proposals? Classification of benefits is a critical consideration for building of a convincing business case and opens up a number of relevant questions: Have we got the right kinds of buckets and do the ones we have enable, or constrain progress?
  13. 13. So 16 What language and approaches to engagement work best? Are we able to adequately account for all of the benefits that may accrue?
  14. 14. Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Registration 9:30am Welcome and plenary 10:15am Best Practice Showcase (6x five minute ‘pitches’ in each 30 minute section) 1) Engagement, communications & partnership working 10:30am 2) Strategic tools/approaches 11:00am Tea & Coffee Networking Break 11:30am 3) Help and guidance for urban practitioners 12:00 midday 4) Practical delivery of interventions 12:30pm Lunch 1:00pm Morning Programme
  15. 15. Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Shaun MaskreyShaun Maskrey Building a community understanding of flood risk though participatory modelling
  16. 16. Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Dave JohnsonDave Johnson CaBA National Support: mentoring, training, data & evidence, tools and guidance
  17. 17. bit.ly/CaBATechSupport • CaBA Website • Discussion Forum • Newsletter • Evidence Sharing  Platform • Mapping Portal • Mobile apps • GIS Data Package • GIS Training • Catchment Planning  Template • Mentoring
  18. 18. www.catchmentbasedapproach.org
  19. 19. Newsletter & Twitter
  20. 20. The role of mentoring? Capacity Trust Confidence Confidence: •What are others doing? •A sounding board Trust: • 3 questions in a row •Look wider than the usual suspects. • Turn data into evidence. Capacity: • Six organisations on the team and counting.... • Terms of Reference • Regional hubs........ • If you can find match we can do more...... Mentoring Mentoring 10 X Catchment Delivery
  21. 21. Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Kevin BartonKevin Barton The ‘Host Community’ approach to retrofit SuDS: adopting a holistic approach
  22. 22. SuDS for The Host Community A holistic approach to SuDS to encourage community ‘buy-in’ Kevin Barton Robert Bray Associates @ikevinbarton
  23. 23. Bad SuDS gives nothing to the community
  24. 24. Retrofit SuDS Retrofit SuDS will change an existing landscape. Australia Road, White CityThe ‘host landscape’
  25. 25. Retrofit SuDS Retrofit SuDS will change an existing landscape. It will impact the local community. Australia Road, White CityThe ‘host community’
  26. 26. Retrofit SuDS But it won’t necessarily benefit the local community Australia Road, White CityThe ‘host community’
  27. 27. Australia Road Community Park (with SuDS)
  28. 28. v Australia Road Community Park (with SuDS) Rain‐channel feature over raingarden
  29. 29. v Australia Road Community Park (with SuDS) Before SuDS
  30. 30. v Australia Road Community Park (with SuDS) Safe street and route to school
  31. 31. v Australia Road Community Park (with SuDS) The ‘Wiggly Wall’ through a SuDS basin
  32. 32. v Australia Road Community Park (with SuDS) School entrance plaza with  raingardens and rain  sculptures
  33. 33. Australia Road Community Park (with SuDS) “Now we walk to school  because it’s nice” “We actually turn up to  school pick‐up 10 minutes  earlier because we can chat  and hang around while the  children play” “It’s brought the community closer  together because we are now  ‘meeting’ people we’ve seen at the  school gate hundreds of times before  but never talked to” “The teachers actually come  and sit out here in their lunch  – I can’t wait until next  summer because people will  be all over this place!” “The kids LOVE it! My daughter does the wall  at least once every morning and afternoon!” “We’re going to have a  Christmas Market out on the  plaza” “It’s actually bringing children  in from other areas to the  playground”
  34. 34. Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Polly BryantPolly Bryant Using catchment partnership volunteers to investigate storm drains on the Hogsmill
  35. 35. Volunteers vs. Urban Pollution
  36. 36. Urban Pollution ‐ Misconnections ‐ Urban run‐off ‐ STW discharge ‐ CSOs ‐ Patchy EA data
  37. 37. RIVERFLY MONITORING HOGSMILL STORM TANKS  POLLUTION PATROL
  38. 38. STORM TANK ANALYSIS TANKS FULL = DISCHARGING 2 MINUTE INTERVALS
  39. 39. LESSONS LEARNT
  40. 40. Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Helen SpringHelen Spring De-mystifying SuDS: engaging communities along the culverted River Effra
  41. 41. The Lost Effra Project Partnership working to create community owned SuDS
  42. 42. Creating community owned SuDS
  43. 43. Demystifying SuDS
  44. 44. Skills workshops
  45. 45. Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Helen BattHelen Batt Sourcing investment from business to improve flood defences, amenity & biodiversity
  46. 46. Sheffield Flood Scheme: Business Investment Generating Multiple Benefits Helen Batt Senior FCRM Advisor 22 October 2015
  47. 47. River Restoration Centre Conference 2015 Background
  48. 48. Flooding impact: business areas • Lower Don Valley: Strategic economic  importance to region • Cost of recovery to business £millions • Price and availability of business insurance • Is the LDV still a place to do business??
  49. 49. Business Improvement Districts • Sheffield adopted the ‘beneficiary contributes’ • BIDS ‐ traditional uses – maintenance, security,  marketing. NOT flood schemes. • BIDs are funded through a top up on business  rates. Business led, business votes.  • LDV BID: Between £90 ‐ £45,000 per annum • Raised £1.4m
  50. 50. Poorly  maintained  channel had  significant  impact on  flooding
  51. 51. Channel maintenance  became an element of  the flood scheme:  tree, INNS and debris  management.  Opportunity to  generate more  benefits
  52. 52. AmenBID is  flexible  funding  stream.  Businesses  opted for  top up  ‘amenity’  litter  clearance 
  53. 53. River  Stewardship  Company  delivering the  work. Social  enterprise.  CABA  approach
  54. 54. River  Stewardship  Company  deliver the  contract and  work with  volunteers
  55. 55. Building  volunteer  capacity  and skills   leads to the  delivery of  ‘top up’  projects
  56. 56. Clean, attractive setting A better river for people and wildlife: Flooding, amenity, biodiversity, social capital
  57. 57. BIDS in other places? Keen to share learning. helen.batt@environment‐agency.gov.uk Helen Batt Senior FCRM Advisor 22 October 2015
  58. 58. Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Registration 9:30am Welcome and plenary 10:15am Best Practice Showcase (6x five minute ‘pitches’ in each 30 minute section) 1) Engagement, communications & partnership working 10:30am 2) Strategic tools/approaches 11:00am Tea & Coffee Networking Break 11:30am 3) Help and guidance for urban practitioners 12:00 midday 4) Practical delivery of interventions 12:30pm Lunch 1:00pm Morning Programme
  59. 59. Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Jessica LamondJessica Lamond Blue-Green Cities: bringing naturally oriented water cycles & amenity together
  60. 60. Develop and rigorously evaluate  strategies for managing flood risk  that deliver multiple benefits         as part of                          urban planning and renewal
  61. 61. Economic Growth Carbon Storage Biodiversity Food Air Quality Landscape Water quality Noise Reduction Water storage Health and well‐being Soil Quality Water conveyance and transport Economic Growth Carbon Storage Water quality Water storage Health and well‐being Soil Quality Water conveyance  and transport Economic Growth Carbon Storage Water quality Water storage Health and well‐being Soil Quality Water conveyance and transport Soil Quality Water conveyance  and transport Economic Growth Carbon Storage Biodiversity Food Air Quality Landscape Water quality Noise Reduction Water storage Health and well‐being GREY INFRASTRUCTURE BLUE‐GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE NO FLOOD FLOOD Grey vs. Blue‐Green
  62. 62. Developing a Blue‐Green  vision for Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance  (LAA) A LAA is usually an open arrangement  where participants create a Joint  understanding of a problem and its  possible solutions based on rational  criticism and coherence through discussion.  It facilitates the identification of innovative  ideas for the solution of complex (wicked)  problems outside the constraints of  existing formal institutional settings. 
  63. 63. Newcastle Learning and Action Alliance in process…
  64. 64. Retrofit SuDS – attitudes/behaviours The Dings, Bristol (above), @Bristol (top‐right), St  Nicholas House, Bristol (bottom right)
  65. 65. Distribution of benefits Spatial, temporal and stakeholder 6 26 1 6 8 89 56 23 45 0 22.5 45 67.5 90 112.5 Airquality Carbonsequestration Biodiversity Noiseattenuation Flowcontrol Pollutioncontrol Amenity Health Recreation Benefits (%)
  66. 66. The research reported in this presentation is being conducted as part of  the Blue‐Green Cities Research Consortium with support from the:  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council  • Northern Ireland Rivers Agency • Environment Agency • National Science Foundation • The Blue‐Green Cities team and strategic advisory board Acknowledgement bluegreencities.ac.uk EPSRC Grant  EP/K013661/1 Delivering and Evaluating Multiple Flood Risk Benefits in Blue‐Green Cities
  67. 67. Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Stuart KirkStuart Kirk An ecosystem services approach for the urban water environment
  68. 68. An Ecosystem Services Approach for the Urban Water Environment Stuart Kirk, Claire Johnstone, Ashley Holt  Nick Paling & Sarah Wigley  18 August 2015
  69. 69. ESSUWE Project (WT1580) • It seeks to support the growing number of stakeholder led urban water / environment initiatives to help deliver multiple benefits • It is trialing the ecosystem services approach as a means to help diverse community groups and agencies work together to better align their efforts and resources to achieve more coherent management of the water environment to the benefit of all ‘Better together’ model Bide and Cranston (2014)
  70. 70. Health + wellbeing Prosperity / deprivation Air quality Flood risk Recreation / leisure Health + wellbeing Prosperity / deprivation Air quality Flood risk Recreation / leisure Health + wellbeing Prosperity / deprivation Air quality Flood risk Recreation / leisure CURRENT PROVISION / NEED / PRIORITY Multiple Benefits? 2. WHERE is the NEED and the Greatest OPPORTUNITY? 1. WHAT is the NEED? Environmental Data Socio-Economic and Health Data
  71. 71. WIN‐WIN “Provider  saves” REGULATION “Polluter pays” INCENTIVES “Provider is paid” 3. OPTIONS? With Supporting COSTS & BENEFITS 4. WHO? …& who pays? INTERVENTIONS TOOLBOX …making a robust business case RIVER RESTORATION, MISS‐CONNECTIONS ETC Above  regulatory  baseline
  72. 72. ESSUWE Project Outputs • A method to help identify opportunity areas • A toolbox of interventions • A cost-benefit framework (actively supported by the CaBA Benefits Assessment Sub- Group.) • A series of demonstration areas where the targeting and cost benefit framework have been piloted. • A set of communication & visualisation tools and a showcase of best practice examples. This will include maps, audio-slides, online materials and user-friendly, spatial decision-making tools or applications https://connect.innovateuk.org/web/jweg and www.wrt.org.uk
  73. 73. Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Paul ShafferPaul Shaffer The Benefits of SuDS Tool (BeST): an evaluation tool for practitioners developing SuDS
  74. 74. Challenges Photo: Luke Greysmith • Support the delivery of SuDS – New build – Retrofit • Funding and business models key for retrofit • Provide a common language for stakeholders • Need to support partnership funding. www.susdrain.org www.susdrain.org/resources/best
  75. 75. BeST: Benefits of SuDS Tool • Collation of evidence (values) • Structured assessment approach • Considers confidence • Support practitioners to qualify and quantify (monetise) benefits • Compare drainage options • Provision of detailed audit trail 81 www.susdrain.org www.susdrain.org/resources/best
  76. 76. Wide range of benefits FinancialSocial Regulating Environmental Supporting Provisioning Cultural Benefit category Monetised? Air quality  Amenity  Biodiversity and ecology  Building temperature  Carbon reduction & sequestration  Crime  Economic growth   Education  Enabling development  Flexible infrastructure tbc Flooding  Groundwater recharge  Health  Pumping wastewater  Rainwater harvesting  Recreation  Tourism  Traffic calming  Treating wastewater  Water quality  82 Triple bottom line Ecosystem Services
  77. 77. www.ciria.org | www.susdrain.org Thank you Paul Shaffer, CIRIA paul.shaffer@ciria.org T: @sudsulike W: www.susdrain.org
  78. 78. Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Patricia RicePatricia Rice The Ecosystem Services Transfer Toolkit: assessing the effects of management actions
  79. 79. Links Searches 2500 data entries Select  Habitat Select  Intervention Outputs Links Ecosystem Services Transfer Toolkit Search: ecosystem services transfer toolkit Or Contact: patricia.rice@natural england.org.uk
  80. 80. Managing Ecosystem Services - Evidence Sheets
  81. 81. Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Bryan CosgroveBryan Cosgrove Green infrastructure for water: taking a strategic approach to targeting GI
  82. 82. Green Infrastructure for Water – River Irwell Pilot Study
  83. 83. Approach Issues of water  management  and/or quality Likely pathways from source to  receptor  (ie watercourse  or flood zone) Opportunities for GI to  disrupt  pathway
  84. 84. • ccc Overlay Model
  85. 85. Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Bob BrayBob Bray The ‘Host Community’ approach to retrofit SuDS: adopting a holistic approach
  86. 86. The SuDS Audit A guide to making SuDS evaluations Bob Bray Robert Bray Associates
  87. 87. The SuDS Audit The Brief: o A guide to the SuDS possibilities for sites o An evaluation of impact of rainfall on sites o Recommendations of priority activities
  88. 88. The Strutts Centre, Belper The Audit identifies flow routes and options for action
  89. 89. The Linear Raingarden Inlet Channel and Crossing The Strutts Centre, Belper The Main Basin ‘nurse crop’ ‘Raingardens are a practical and cost effective retrofit SuDS solution’
  90. 90. The Babington Hospital Site - Belper The audit identified sub-catchments and flow routes to bypass, where practical, the sensitive sewer outfall.
  91. 91. The Barclay School, Stevenage Flow routes identify primary risk due to overland flows
  92. 92. Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Registration 9:30am Welcome and plenary 10:15am Best Practice Showcase (6x five minute ‘pitches’ in each 30 minute section) 1) Engagement, communications & partnership working 10:30am 2) Strategic tools/approaches 11:00am Tea & Coffee Networking Break 11:30am 3) Help and guidance for urban practitioners 12:00 midday 4) Practical delivery of interventions 12:30pm Lunch 1:00pm Morning Programme
  93. 93. Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Peter BidePeter Bide Planning advice & guidance in support of integrated water management
  94. 94. http://www.ciwem.org/planningadvice
  95. 95. We have written an advice note to:  Provide a one-stop-shop to demystify water management  Show how spatial planning can be part of the catchment-based approach and secure multiple benefits  Promote partnership working  Support the NPPF and national planning guidance Advice for planners
  96. 96. The advice note:  Sets out the issues which planners should be aware of  Shows planners what is possible and the benefits of integrating water issues into plans  Provides examples of what can be achieved drawn from current best practice  Signposts other existing guidance Planning advice for integrated water management
  97. 97. Multiple benefits Water- sensitive development Flood risk managed & reduced Biodiversity enhanced Liveable and connected urban space Diffuse pollution controlled More sustainable water availability With good planning and partnerships you can have it all!
  98. 98. How integrated water management works in practice
  99. 99. Funding: getting more for less
  100. 100. Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Paul ShafferPaul Shaffer Susdrain: help & guidance in the design, construction & maintenance of SuDS
  101. 101. • Providing practitioners information, guidance and confidence • Overcoming challenges of delivery – busting myths • Advocating SuDS can be delivered anywhere • Supporting the delivery of multiple benefits through good design • Demonstrating what can be achieved Challenges
  102. 102. CIRIA & surface water management • The SuDS manual (2007) • Planning for SuDS - making it happen (2010) • Retrofitting to manage surface water (2012) • Susdrain (2012) • WSUD in the UK (2013) • Managing urban flooding from heavy rainfall – encouraging the design for exceedance (2014) • Communicating and engagement in local flood risk management (2015) • Benefits of SuDS tool (BeST) (2015) • The SuDS manual (next month)
  103. 103. www.ciria.org | www.susdrain.org • Guidance • Susdrain • Website • Face-to-face seminars • Training • SuDS introduction • SuDS design • SuDS evaluation • Bespoke in-house training • Advice and facilitation • Consultation • Engagement Robert Bray Associates Provision of support
  104. 104. www.ciria.org | www.susdrain.org Thank you Paul Shaffer, CIRIA paul.shaffer@ciria.org T: @sudsulike W: www.susdrain.org
  105. 105. Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Claire JohnstoneClaire Johnstone Guidance & tools to facilitate benefits assessment & cost-benefit analysis
  106. 106. Understanding & assessing  benefits Claire Johnstone Economics Manager, Environment  Agency UNCLASSIFIED
  107. 107. Hazard protection Landscapes
  108. 108. Ecosystem Services Framework UNCLASSIFIED Benefits Food  Fibre  Energy  Clean Water  Clean Air  Recreation  Aesthetics  Wildlife  Hazard protection  Equitable Climate  •No benefits missed •No double counting •Consistent •Transparent – who benefits/loses
  109. 109. Non‐monetary values are important  • Subjective & non‐monetary value information  increasingly important
  110. 110. Building blocks approach • Monetary assessment is not always necessary or  proportionate • The most important thing is to understand the  impacts UNCLASSIFIED Qualitative (description) Quantitative (numbers) Monetary  (£)
  111. 111. Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Rob CollinsRob Collins The role of the Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) Urban Working Group
  112. 112. The Catchment Based Approach (CaBA) Urban Working Group Building capacity and expertise within  CaBA Partnerships Co‐delivery of multiple benefits for people and  the environment Rob Collins – The Rivers Trust/CaBA rob@theriverstrust.org Photo; Jiri Rezac
  113. 113. Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Michelle WalkerMichelle Walker Citizen science & volunteer monitoring for data gathering, engagement & targeting action
  114. 114. www.catchmentbasedapproach.org/volunteer‐monitoring
  115. 115. www.catchmentbasedapproach.org/volunteer‐monitoring
  116. 116. Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Martyn EvansMartyn Evans An Introduction to Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) in Wales
  117. 117. An Introduction to Sustainable Drainage Systems in Wales Martyn Evans | Natural Resources Wales martyn.evans@naturalresourceswales.gov.uk Environmental Benefits for Urban Communities Conference and Workshop, Priory Rooms 22nd October 2015
  118. 118. An integrated approach • Understanding natural systems • Benefits for people, business and the environment • Good design • Delivering the right development in the right place
  119. 119. INCREASED URBANISATION Pentyrch, Cardiff RAINFALL SEEN AS A PROBLEM Tongwynlais, Cardiff FLOOD RISK Llanberis, November 2012 CLIMATE CHANGE WETTER IN WINTER… POPULATION GROWTH Ecosystem Pressures POLLUTION AND SEWERAGE DISCHARGES Gwenfro, Wrexham DEGRADED HABITAT AND BIODIVERSITY LOSS … AND DRIER IN SUMMER UKCP09 (50%, 2080s)
  120. 120. A National Framework • Interim SuDS Standards and Guidance for Wales • Wales Water Strategy - Implement SuDS - Improve planning and management - Support improved land management - Reduction in water pollution - Tackle diffuse pollution • Wales Water Forum • AMP 6 • Environment (Wales) Bill • Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act
  121. 121. Sustainable thinking
  122. 122. Greener Grangetown https://youtu.be/cQW84iRZUXo
  123. 123. First Public Consultation (2014)
  124. 124. First Public Consultation (2014)
  125. 125. Second Public Consultation (2015)
  126. 126. Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Registration 9:30am Welcome and plenary 10:15am Best Practice Showcase (6x five minute ‘pitches’ in each 30 minute section) 1) Engagement, communications & partnership working 10:30am 2) Strategic tools/approaches 11:00am Tea & Coffee Networking Break 11:30am 3) Help and guidance for urban practitioners 12:00 midday 4) Practical delivery of interventions 12:30pm Lunch 1:00pm Morning Programme
  127. 127. Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Katherine CauserKatherine Causer Green infrastructure solutions to urban water issues – Street Trees Project
  128. 128. GI Solutions to Urban Water Issues – The  Street Trees Demonstration Project
  129. 129. Aim To demonstrate and quantify the ability of street  trees and their tree pits to help; • Manage surface water runoff • Reduce Urban Diffuse Pollution by removing  pollutants from surface water runoff
  130. 130. Tree Trench Design & Build 20m long x 1.7m deep Slot Drainage Kerbs • Permissions needed to  work on the highway • Utilities will be an issue
  131. 131. Inflow & Outflow Monitoring  Chambers
  132. 132. Deep Root Silva Cells 3 units wide and 3 units deep Pit lined with impermeable membrane
  133. 133. Surface water distribution pipe
  134. 134. The Green (and brown) stuff Bio‐Retention / Filtration Soil 24m3 – Source: British Sugar 3 x Platanus X hispanica (acerifolia) – London Plane 15 years old
  135. 135. Outflow Connection to Surface Water Drain
  136. 136. Practical Completion Monitoring to commence autumn 2015
  137. 137. What will we be monitoring? 1. Water Quantity – Inflow vs outflow – Water attenuation, peak discharges 2. Water Quality – Pollutants (metals, salt and hydrocarbons) – Nutrients (phosphorus, nitrogen & carbon) – Suspended solids UoM will monitor for 3 years
  138. 138. Further Opportunities An integrated sub catchment wide urban catchment forestry  demonstration at scale to include;  • Range of GI interventions in the public realm guided by GI  mapping project  • Working with communities to deliver interventions on private  property, gardens etc including trialling use of incentives
  139. 139. Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Andy GrahamAndy Graham Sustainable drainage systems (SuDS): delivering for people & wildlife
  140. 140. Sustainable drainage systems delivering for people and wildlife Andy Graham
  141. 141. They work... ATTENUATION
  142. 142. SuDS for Schools 10 schools – one catchment 1000+ students engaged Knowledge, skills and confidence Cleaner streams, new habitats Healthy, connected people Inspirational places  Transformed learning – not just the students
  143. 143. What a wonderful day we had! It exceeded all our  expectations. Thank you so much for everything.  Please pass on our thanks to all your colleagues  who made it such a successful event.  Mr Westmore, Acting Head Teacher SuDS are now well and truly  in the  Hollickwood consciousness, and also of all  our community guests, (I see  that all the  parents' Facebook pages are going crazy  tonight with admiring  comments about  our SuDS!).  Linden Groves, Parent  & Gardening  Committee 
  144. 144. “Love the garden. The children sit at  the benches by the garden every  break and lunchtime” Susi Earnshaw
  145. 145. Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 John BrewingtonJohn Brewington The Birmingham Urban Demonstrator: turning the vision into reality
  146. 146. Controlled for circulation only 157
  147. 147. Controlled for circulation only 158 UK Urban Demonstrator – Birmingham A community scale, living laboratory to demonstrate the practicality  and societal benefits of integrated water management Within Buildings Gardens Streets + Shared space • Green Roofs • Rainwater harvesting • Grey water reuse • Water efficiency devices • Energy efficiency devices • Smart Meters • Flood resilient buildings • Downpipe disconnection • Rain gardens • Water butts/tanks • Porous paving • Driveway de‐paving • Intelligent rainwater harvesting • Tree planters and rain gardens • Swales, ponds and wetlands • Porous paving • Surface water separation + reuse • Improved river corridor • Smart sewers • Community FOG traps The project will deliver 1. Physical changes – to buildings and streets 2. Customer engagement and behavioural change programme 3. Independent testing facilities and technology showcase
  148. 148. Controlled for circulation only 159 URBAN DEMONSTRATOR ‐ Vision into Reality Redhill School  Water Champions  Community  Engagement and  Retrofit  Programme River Cole Ackers Weir Removal Flood Risk Water Framework  Directive Rainwater Harvesting Trials Surface Water and  Catchment Assessment
  149. 149. Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Paul ChapmanPaul Chapman A Local Government approach to what drives river restoration: Lewisham example
  150. 150. Ladywell Fields. Lewisham, London - UK
  151. 151. Ladywell Fields 2005. Lewisham, London - UK
  152. 152. Ladywell Fields 2008. Lewisham, London - UK
  153. 153. Ladywell Fields 2015. Lewisham, London - UK
  154. 154. Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Chris GardnerChris Gardner A weir removal & re- meandering project in a highly urban setting in South London
  155. 155. Before After  Example of habitat works
  156. 156. WQ issues addressed with ‘Downstream Defenders’
  157. 157. Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Julie WozniczkaJulie Wozniczka Raingardens & Sustainable drainage in the Soar: ‘the river starts here’
  158. 158. Raingardens and Sustainable Drainage – The River Starts Here! Julie Wozniczka, Senior Project Manager www.trentriverstrust.org
  159. 159. www.trentriverstrust.org The Strutts Centre • Former school • Grade II listed building • Community Centre • Used by EA and TRT
  160. 160. www.trentriverstrust.org Initial engagement, information gathering and generating options • Discussions with EA • Designer commissioned – Robert Bray Associates • Topographic Survey • SuDS Audit Learning: Involve landowners throughout. Careful commissioning, designer with proven track record
  161. 161. www.trentriverstrust.org Identify options, secure permissions, procure contractor • Determine options to be delivered. • Permissions – planning, listed building,  • Detailed designs • Land owner input and agreement to designs • Procure contractor (Pugh‐Lewis) Learning: Involve the planning officer and landowner Designer role is key
  162. 162. www.trentriverstrust.org Ground work and construction
  163. 163. www.trentriverstrust.org Learning: • Careful commissioning of contractor, checks,  references etc. • You also have to be lucky when working to tight  funding deadlines – weather, contractor availability  etc. • Pay attention to key decision points and record them.
  164. 164. www.trentriverstrust.org Planting Many hands make light work  Community planting day EA planting day. 
  165. 165. www.trentriverstrust.org Planting • Carefully designed planting scheme • Cost of plants • Source plants • Community involvement, partnership working Learning: Determine the plant budget and ongoing resource for  maintenance as early as possible Volunteer donations = lots of project management From this stage, it’s a garden! You might have to do a lot of  watering, and then weeding to keep your plants alive! 
  166. 166. www.trentriverstrust.org Britain in Bloom New Landscape of the Year 2015 (East Midlands)
  167. 167. www.trentriverstrust.org Interpretation‐ Working model Model has starred at over 10  community events in 2015! Video of the model at  www.trentriverstrust.org and River Restoration Centre website
  168. 168. www.trentriverstrust.org Interpretation…. Adds such a lot ALWAYS takes longer than I think. Being  able to do it as a follow‐on project helped. Always get it proof read.
  169. 169. Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 Conference & Workshop Delivering Environmental Benefits in Urban Communities The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, October 2015 End

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