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Discussing the Future of SuDS with Simon Gilliland

Simon Gilliland, CEO of Flood Technology Group, discusses his journey into engineering, particularly in flood management. Reflecting on his early interest in architecture and design, he recalls how a work experience placement at a land drainage company during his secondary school years sparked his fascination with drainage and surface water management, eventually leading him to pursue civil engineering.

Looking to the future, Simon sees opportunities for flood technology to retrofit existing properties and collaborate with local authorities to address flood risks. He discusses trends such as a focus on carbon reduction, asset management, and water quality improvement, emphasizing the need for a multifaceted approach to flood risk management.