First steering group meeting

Date: 3 October 2013

Venue: Innovation Centre, University of Exeter


Gustaf Olsson 


 Lund University Guangtao Fu University of Exeter
David Butler (PI) University of Exeter Sarah Ward      University of Exeter
Ian Barker
Environment Agency
Kegong Diao
University of Exeter
Peter Drake Water Industry Forum Maryam Astaraie-Imani University of Exeter
David Essex Severn Trent Water Peter Melville-Shreeve University of Exeter
Martin Fairley
 ACO Technologies
Chris Sweetapple University of Exeter

Richard Brown

Arup Fanlin Meng University of Exeter

James Hooker

Welsh Government
Arturo Casal-Campos
University of Exeter

Jonathan Abra

Environmental Sustainability KTN Seith Mugume     University of Exeter

Andrew Moore

Northumberland Water 
Biniam Ashagre
University of Exeter

Raziyeh Farmani

University of Exeter
Konstantinos Kakoudakis
University of Exeter



9:00 - 9:30 Welcome and introductions Gustaf Olsson    
9:30 - 10:00
Aims of the day, fellowship outline
David Butler
10:00 - 10:30 WP2/3 Concepts and terms Maryam Astaraie-Imani
10:30 - 11:00 Break  
11:00 - 11:30 WP5 Assessment framework Kegong Diao

11:30 - 11:45

WP15/16 SuRe living/planning Sarah Ward

11:45 - 12:00

Safe & SuRe urban drainage
Seith Mugume

12:00 - 13:00

Discussion and feedback Raziyeh Farmani/Guangtao Fu


Lunch and close 

First Steering Group Meeting

Discussion and Feedback

Group 1 (Lead/rapporteur: Farmani, Note taker: Astaraie-Imani)

  • Are the Safe & SuRe definitions of robustness, resilience and sustainability clear and reasonable?
  • What do you think are the major/urgent threats affecting the UK water industry?
  • How can we best begin to communicate the Safe & SuRe concept to the industry?
  • How can we work towards embedding Safe & SuRe concepts into practice?

First Steering Group Meeting

First Steering Group Meeting

Group 2 (Lead/rapporteur: Fu, Note taker: Diao)

  • Is the basic assessment framework proposed clear and reasonable?
  • In what ways can our existing water systems be made more resilient?
  • In what ways can our existing water systems be made more sustainable? Is there a tension with resilience?
  • How can we best begin to communicate the benefits of Safe & SuRe systems to the industry?

First Steering Group Meeting