Climate Crisis, Flooding & Green Infrastructure – sharing our expertise as part of CIHT Podcast
Recently, one of our Senior Civil Engineers, Rob Webster, was invited to share his thoughts and experience as part of one of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transport podcasts. The topic was one very close to our hearts as it covered engineering issues relating to the climate crisis, flooding and green infrastructure and the crucial role engineers play in this area. In the podcast, Rob and other guests talk about how green infrastructure and sustainable drainage solutions in particular, can contribute to flood mitigation and climate adaptation. With our work on projects such as Leeds Climate Innovation District which is a zero carbon development, Staffordshire University and York Housing, climate adaptation measures and sustainable solutions are not something we see as ‘nice to have’, we see them as integral, essential parts of our designs.
Within the podcast Rob talks about how we believe just delivering the technical minimum isn’t enough and how all our engineers seek to exceed client and end user expectations. We design whilst fully considering people, nature, biodiversity, community and of course the climate crisis we face. SuDS form a brilliant part of this and we try to include them and maximise them within every application. We believe in challenging and collaborating in this area, as well as educating where necessary and providing evidence as to why elements such as SuDS should be included in every development.
Take a listen to the podcasts here;