University of Sheffield , Emeritus Professor of Urban Water
Richard Ashley is a Professional Chartered Civil and Environmental Engineer and former MD of the Pennine Water Group (PWG) at the University of Sheffield. A Director of EcoFutures Ltd. [www.ecofutures.eu]; A researcher in flood resilience at IHE in Delft, Netherlands; Adjunct Professor at Lulea Technical University, Sweden. A Recipient of the IWA/IAHR Joint Committee on Urban Drainage 2014 triennial Career achievement award and 2008 IWA award for research into sustainable water systems. Richard has worked in practice and has a research career spanning more than 50 years in the design and science of urban drainage systems. In the last 20 years he has worked extensively in cross-disciplinary activities in SuDS, playing a key role for the Welsh Government in implementation of Schedule 3, and as a co-creator of CIRIA’s benefit valuation tool B£ST. He also was part of the IHE team bringing flood resilience into WSUD in Australia. This year he led a review of the future needs for water and wastewater infrastructure in EU member states for OECD and DG Environment. He has some 600 publications, with many significant research findings mainly for urban drainage and flooding.