Bridget Woods Ballard

Bridget Woods Ballard is a fluvial hydrologist and chartered civil engineer, specialising in the evaluation and design of sustainable drainage and catchment flood risk management systems.  Bridget has supported national governments in developing new SuDS legislation and guidance; she has authored the British Standard on Surface Water Management for new development (BS8582); she is part of the new stormwater ISO UK working committee, and sits on committees at CIRIA and WaterUK to develop standards for water company SuDS adoption.  Bridget has led many of the SuDS guidance and research projects carried out by HR Wallingford, addressing the performance, design, maintenance needs and costs of surface water drainage systems, and is the principal author of the CIRIA SuDS Manual (both 2007 and 2015 update).  She has been actively involved in the development and update of the HR Wallingford.