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We’ve released more dates in our popular “Lunch and Learn” CPD presentation series on ‘Designing for Water Quality in Surface Water Run-off’, with SDS’s water pollution and treatment specialist Jo Bradley.

New sessions have been added for the rest of this year for Jo to lead professional training for your team and CPD certificates will be provided. The training can be tailored to cover the needs of your group, including treatment of run-off on residential, commercial or industrial developments and targeting pollutants in discharges to the highway network.

Sessions typically last around one hour and are suitable for:

  • Consulting engineers
  • Highways contractors
  • Water companies
  • Local authorities

Prior to joining SDS, Jo spent 25 years at the Environment Agency working on all aspects of pollution control, urban design and road run-off. She believes passionately in protecting the water environment from pollution and is well-regarded for her knowledge and expertise in highway runoff.

‘Designing for Water Quality in Surface Water Run-off’

The course contents include:

  • Targeting harmful pollutants (sediments and soluble) in surface water run-off.
  • Correct application of technical standards and guidance.
  • Design of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) for Water Quality.
  • Selection of vegetative and manufactured devices for effective management trains.
  • Q&A session.

Jo’s sessions are often recommended for being interesting and easy to understand and she is in demand as a speaker at industry conferences and events. Jo has recently made presentations to Highways England, CIWEM and British Water and is currently advising on the development of several technical guidance documents.

The number of sessions available are limited, so register your interest soon by completing the contact form or emailing