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Highlights of the Ignition Project Webinar
25 May @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Since 2019, the IGNITION project has explored how Greater Manchester can accelerate the delivery of urban nature-based solutions to build a climate resilient city-region. Supported by the Urban Innovations Actions Fund, the project brought together twelve partners from local government, universities, NGOs and business to develop pathways to accelerate public-private investment nature-based solutions.
One strand of the project focused on collaborative investment approaches to tackling urban surface water flooding by:
- Identifying hotspots for multi-partner investment in urban SuDS retrofit
- Piloting the development of an urban SuDS neighbourhood including:
- Developing conceptual SuDS deisgns
- Modelling potential benefits to receiving sewer networks and surface water flood risk
- Estimate of likely scheme costs
- Building a multi-partner business case
- Testing a replicable methodology for the adaptation of sewer models to represent SuDS.
This webinar will present an overview of the IGNITION project and then provide a deep dive into the SuDS neighbourhood pilot focusing on the planning, modelling and impact evaluation of retrofit SuDS neighbourhood in Walkden, Salford.
11:00 Welcome and introduction
Dr Louise Walker, Senior Research Manager, CIRIA
11:05 IGNITION: Accelerating the delivery of urban nature-based solutions in Greater Manchester
Matt Ellis, Climate Resilience Lead, Environment Agency
Rachel Morrison, Senior Nature Based Solutions Advisor, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
11:15 Retrofit SuDS: planning, conceptual design and cost estimation
Phil Williams, Technical Director, The Environmental Protection Group
11:40 SuDS retrofit modelling methods and outcomes
Bridget Woods Ballard, Principal Engineer, HR Wallingford
12:05 Interactive discussion and Q&A
12:25 Closing remarks
Fees CIRIA members: Free to attend Non-members: Free to attend