Events and Meetings
Monday 30th January 2017
Subject: Building an Urban Oasis - Achieving Human Sensitive Urban Design ( HSuD )

Venue: The Virgin Roof Gardens, Kensington, London
Sponsors: Watermatic Ltd.
Topics: How to use Water Sustainably: to make places fit for happy, healthy humans
* See how The Experts view the past with lessons for the future
* How we can use water successfully for both infrastructure and inhabitants
….Without compromising either
Speakers:
Introduction: - Neal Landsberg: Chair of SWIG & Marketing Director, Watermatic Ltd
* Achieving Human Sensitive Urban Design (HSuD)

Welcome: - Pilar Medrano Dell, Head Gardener, The Roof Gardens
* Introducing the Roof Gardens - Working in a Green Urban Oasis Samantha Heath: LSX
* What does balance look like?
* Planners, developers and communities

Dan Epstein : Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation
* Lessons from the recent past informing the future
* The way forward with Zero Discharge

Mathew Frith: London Wildlife Trust
* Local actions towards city resilience

Cath Hassell: ech2o
* The powerful role of the individual

Directions: The Roof Gardens is located at 99 Kensington High Street, W8 5SA. Access to the building is via Derry Street which branches off Kensington High Street. Nearest tube is High Street Kensington
Register your interest at info@sustainablewater.org.uk.
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Past Meetings
Wednesday 2nd November 2016
Subject: Solutions to Pollution Theme: Putting Nature back into the City

Venue: 24 Greencoat Place, London, SW1P 1RD
Sponsors: Watermatic Ltd.
Topics: Towards a new Urban Infrastructure: Water, Biophilia and Urban Greening

Speakers:
Neal Landsberg: Chair of SWIG & Marketing Director, Watermatic Ltd
* Whole system thinking: Solutions to Pollution )

Oliver Heath: Oliver Heath Design Ltd
* The Biophilic Approach to Sustainable Water )

Darren Woolf : Hoare Lea
* Putting Nature Back into the City.
* The practical applications of Sustainable Water use.
* Unleashing the magic of Sustainable Water

William Bird MBE: Intelligent Health Ltd
* Heath & Wellbeing – the Antidote to Pollution.
* Beyond contamination and emissions control.
* What can be done right now?

Wednesday 29th June 2016
Subject: Solutions to Pollution - Breathing Life into the City
How to enhance and remediate air and water in the urban environment.
Towards a new Urban Infrastructure: Flood, Drought and Air-pollution.
Venue: 24 Greencoat Place, London, SW1P 1RD
Sponsors: AgroSci Inc., Treebox Ltd., Watermatic Ltd.
Topics: Towards a new urban infrastructure: Flood, Drought and Air-pollution
Water - Enhancing the City

Speakers:
Gary Grant: Expert, independent ecologist, author and consultant.
Derek Drew-Smith: London Borough of Hackney
Owen Davies: Royal Borough of Greenwich
Mark Prescott: Agrosci Inc Aerogation™ Technology Innovators
Armando Raish : MD, Treebox Ltd
Zac Ribak: MD, Watermatic Ltd. Specialist Installers

10th June 2015
Full Details and registration
Subject: Sustainable Businesses & Sustainable Cities Event
Venue: Grant Thornton UK LLP | 30 Finsbury Square, London, EC2P 2YU
Topics: Morning Session: Business Growth Service (BGS) presentation and workshop
Afternoon Session: SWIG working lunchtime event

Speakers:
Gary Grant: Expert, independent ecologist, author and consultant.
Armando Raish : MD, Treebox Ltd
Zac Ribak: MD, Watermatic Ltd. Specialist Installers

13th January 2015
Venue: The Roof Gardens, Kensington
Topic: Viewing the future with Green Infrastructure The built environment must develop and change Can the sustainable approach really make commercial sense?

Speakers:
Gary Grant: Expert, independent ecologist, author and consultant.
Dusty Gedge : President, European Federation of Green Roof & Wall Associations.
Zac Ribak: MD, Watermatic Ltd. Specialist Installers.

22nd October 2014
See what you missed
Venue: 24, Geencoat Place, Victoria
Topic:Sustainable construction is cheaper- How do we get there?

Speakers:
Prof Colin Green: Flood Hazard Research Centre, Middlesex University
Peter Wilder: Landscape Architect, WSUD Master Planner
Owen Davies: Flood Risk Manager, Royal Borough of Greenwich.
Miranda Pennington: Partner, Metropolis Green: Planning and Development Consultancy.
Penney Poyzer: Prize winning Eco Home Developer and Author.
Laura Kitson: Planning and Green Infrastructure Co-ordinator, Central Beds Council.
Luke Engelback: Landscape Architect and Eco- Urbanist.
Zac Ribak: MD Watermatic Ltd

Tuesday 5th August 2014

Venue: Epping Golf Course
Topic: Building and Developing with Sustainable Water Sometimes better is cheaper!
Speakers: John Griggs
Peter Wilder
Zak Ribak

Wednesday 14th May 2014

Venue: 24 Greencoat Place, Victoria
Topic: Protecting our cities from severe weather Floods, Drought and Urban Meltdown - delivering the solutions.
Speakers: Derek Drew-Smith, Flood Manager, Haringey
Gary Grant, Eco Systems Services & Green Roof Consultancy Ltd

Friday 17th January 2014

Venue: The Roof Gardens, Kensington
Topic: Creating the ‘Green’ Urban Oasis: How to Design, Build, Plant, Live, Behave and Work with Water.
Speakers: Luke Engleback, Landscape Architect, Studio Engleback Cath Hassell, ech2o.

Wednesday 20th November 2013

Venue: Venue 24 Greencoat Place, Victoria
Topic: SWIG Awards 2013 - celebrating and promoting the sustainable water industry followed by WSUD Masterclass - We have the technologies… what’s the excuse? Policy, Strategy, Communities and Delivery.
Speakers:
Lynn Fardon DEFRA
Peter Wilder Masterplanner- Water Sensitive Places
Gary Grant Consultant.Ecosystem Services, Greening Cities by Working with Nature.
Matt Thomas GLA. SuDS, Adaptation, urban greening. Local framework for delivery.
Thames Water Counters Creek SuDS Anita Konrad Groundwork London

Thursday 13th December 2013

Venue: The Museum of London
Topic: Green Spaces, Gardens & ‘Global Weirding
Speakers: Juliette Daniels, London Climate Change Partnership
Dr Tijana Blanusa, RHS & University of Reading

Tuesday 12th February 2013

Venue: The Roof Gardens, Kensington
Topic: - Weaving a better web and making it all work
Delivering Sustainable Urban Landscapes
Speakers: Peter Wilder | Wilder Associates Ltd
Speakers: John Wyer | Bowles & Wyer

Wednesday 12th September 2012 -

Venue: University College, London
Topic: Rain Gardens and Rainwater Harvesting
Speakers: Dusty Gedge, Gary Grant, Terry Nash, Zac Ribak

Wednesday 20th June 2012 -

Venue: Imperial College, London
Topic: Beyond this Drought – Moving forward without The Panic
Speakers: Prof Cedo Maksimovic
Head of the Urban Water Research Group, Imperial College

Wednesday 22nd February 2012 -

Venue: The Roof Gardens, Kensington
Topic: The Predicted Drought of 2012 – How could we have avoided the water shortages?
Speakers: Prof Colin Green
Flood Hazard Research Centre, Middlesex University

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