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EAC to hear from water companies and industry experts on fatbergs and sustainable drainage

21 May 2021

In the third evidence session of its Water Quality in Rivers inquiry, the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) will hear from those working in the planning, policy and practice of sustainable drainage systems. MPs will explore how to retrofit sustainable drainage, how they should best be maintained, and who should be responsible.

In the second panel, the Committee will hear from those in the water industry about the impact of highways pollution, unflushable products and fats, oils and greases (FOG). Likely topics of discussion will include the problem of ‘fatbergs’, wet wipes and other plastic sanitary products, as well as investment in nature-based drainage and water treatment solutions.


Wednesday 26 May - remote participation by witnesses and Committee

At 2.30pm

  • Bronwyn Buntine, Sustainable Drainage Team Leader, Kent Council
  • Alastair Chisholm, Director of Policy, Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)
  • Ian Titherington, Lead drainage officer, Cardiff Council

At 3.30pm

  • Lila Thompson, Chief Executive, British Water
  • Daniel Johns, Head of Public Affairs, Anglian Water Services Ltd
  • Jo Bradley, Director of Operations, Stormwater Shepherds

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