Laura Grant


Laura joined CIWEM in 2009 and now works as their Senior Policy Adviser. Her role involves liaising with the UK Government, regulators and other organisations, representing members’ views to ensure that the environment is safeguarded. Over the last two years she has led CIWEM’s work on SuDS, lobbying the Housing and Planning Bill, developing the Big SuDS Survey and producing the report ‘A place for SuDS?’. Prior to working at CIWEM she worked in climate change adaptation and holds an MSc in Environmental Consultancy and Project Management.

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A place for SuDS?

This presentation will outline the findings of the Big SuDS Survey and critically examine the barriers to uptake of sustainable drainage in England. Recommendations supported by 15 cross-sector organisations will be presented and the latest information from the government’s review of sustainable drainage policy will also be explored.