Speaker profile

George Warren

George Warren

Project Manager, Climate Change Adaptation Team, Greater London Authority

George is the Project Manager for the ‘London Sustainable Drainage Action Plan’ (LSDAP) at the Greater London Authority (GLA). The LSDAP looks to promote Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) retrofit across London across a wide variety of sectors. George is also the past chair of the London Drainage Engineering Group (LoDEG) which represents all 33 of London’s Lead Local Flood Authorities on drainage and flooding related matters.

Prior to joining the GLA George was the Flood Risk Manager at the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, where he was involved in the delivery of several award-winning schemes that incorporated a wide variety of SuDS. Before venturing into Local Government he worked for a number of engineering consultancies, both in the UK and Australia, where his focus was on water resource management and flood risk.

An engineer by training, George has a real interest in ensuring that the solutions we put forward to manage todays flood risk have one eye firmly on the future and importantly provide multiple benefits to the local area. George fully appreciates the value that green infrastructure can bring to a community, and gets huge pleasure in returning grey spaces to green.