Bob Bray is founder of Robert Bray Associates and SuDSsource National SuDS Conferences.
A leading SuDS designer since 1996, he has completed over 50 projects including housing, schools, commercial development and civic and public realm enhancements. He writes and speaks extensively on SuDS, authoring and contributing to articles, design guides and academic papers, and presenting SuDS training courses.
Robert Bray Associates has developed an environmental and design approach to SuDS schemes that delivers exciting, attractive, cost-effective and easily managed solutions. The Flood Defence and Protection Expo presentation will demonstrate design innovations and both the tangible and intangible benefits of this approach.
Taking Control of SuDS
Hosted by the trade body Interpave, SuDS guru Bob Bray will review innovative thinking on Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) for regulatory flood prevention and enhanced water quality while reducing costs, minimising land-take and maximising amenity opportunities for water in the urban landscape. A fresh approach to permeable paving will be discussed, using straightforward orifice flow control chambers to demonstrate water storage deployed around developments without dedicated storage occupying valuable land.