The Association of SuDS Authorities (ASA) as a membership organisation aims to promote and develop the use of sustainable drainage within all new developments, To share and promote good practice to enhance the effectiveness of sustainable drainage, to own and develop the guidance for the Non-Statutory Technical Standards for Sustainable Drainage Systems and to engage with Government in developing policy and regulation for surface water management. Over the last year we have been working to formalise ASA. ASA was incorporated as a Community Interest Company and have a service level agreement with the Association of Drainage Authorities to undertake our administrative functions.
Following the hard work of the Executive members and the sponsor group, ASAs official lunch took place at Flood EX on the 27th and 28th February 2019. The event was well attended with a variety of technical presentations and panel discussions, covering subjects from SfA8, Verification and validation, Non Statutory Technical Standards and the Suds Design and evaluation guide. This was the start of a yearly event where in future years we hope to keep organising the Technical Discussions and presentations that our members would find helpful and answer some of their technical queries so that we can develop a consistent approach across the Nation.
Meet the Executive Committee
The Executive of ASA consists of the following 7 members:
- Bronwyn Buntine—Chair
- John Rumble—Vice Chair
- Andrew Leadbetter—Vice Chair
- James Hitching—Treasurer
- Vikki Teasdale—Secretary
- Katherine Waters—Communications
- Paul Maddison—Membership
Meet ASA’s Executive Chair—Bronwyn
Bronwyn is a chartered civil engineer with over twenty years of experience, Bronwyn brings knowledge gained from working in consulting in England and with local authorities and consultancies in the USA and Australia to her professional work. She was involved with the DEFRA tasks group for Schedule 3 and on the National Standards for Sustainable Drainage Guidance.