Mr Neil Berwick

Research Officer

School School of Applied Sciences

Department Division of Engineering and Food Sciences

Contact info

+44 (0)1382 30 8541

Biography

Neil is a researcher at the Urban Water Technology Centre specialising in the operation and management of SUDS. Before joining the Abertay team, he worked in the land management industry as a specialist providing advice on the assessment, adoption and long term management and operation of SUDS. He has managed a large portfolio of sites for the private sector throughout Scotland and England, including simple stand-alone SUDS and complex multi-SUDS sites. His role in the private sector included developing adoption processes for sustainable drainage systems (within the housebuilding sector), implementing long term management processes, site assessment, preparation of maintenance schedules, advising on SUDS design for cost effective maintenance, training and coaching in-house staff and contractors, and delivering workshops.

He joined the Abertay team in 2009 to work on the EU Interreg IVb project Skills Integration and New Technologies. He has since been a co-investigator in the EU MED Project E2STORMED investigating energy savings within the water cycle, contributed to four Centre of Expertise for Water (CREW) projects Urban Diffuse Pollution Control; Implementation of Source Control for SUDS in Scotland; How do we increase public understanding of the benefits provided by water?; and Design and build Guidance for Rural Sustainable Drainage Systems (RSuDS) to collect / intercept field or steading run-off. He is currently working on the Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious project: On the Right Tracks - Education and Engineering for All.

Neil is the course tutor and course developer for Abertay’s SUDS Online continuing professional development (CPD) courses; SUDS Concepts and Design Principles, SUDS for Roads, SUDS Operation and Maintenance. He is also the Civil Engineering Placement Tutor, responsible for the organisation, management and delivery of high quality industry placements for students studying Civil Engineering.

In addition to teaching and research Neil provides consultancy advice and training to the public and private sector throughout the UK. 

Lecturing:

Module Leader EEM399 Civil Engineering Placment (Jan 2016 - Date)

Tutor support for WW1105A Advanced Catchment Planning MSc module (2009 - Date). 

SUDS Online:

SUDS Operation and Management (SOaM) Course Developer and Tutor  (2010 - Date).

SUDS for Roads (S4R) Course Developer and Tutor for (2011 - Date).

SUDS Concepts and Design Principles (SUDS CDP) Course Developer and Tutor (2012 - Date). 

Workshop Delivery:

Development and delivery of SUDS training workshops for local authority, contractors, management agencies and overseas universities (2007 - Date).

Interests

Co-investigator 2015; Scottish Government-funded CREW project: Design and build guidance for SRDP related Rural Sustainable Drainage systems (RSuDS)  (www.crew.ac.uk).

Co-investigator (for Abertay) 2013 - 2015: EU MED (Mediterranean) Programme: E2STORMED - Improvement in energy efficiency in the water cycle by the use of innovative storm water management in smart Mediterranean countries (www.e2stormed.eu).

Co-investigator 2015; Scottish Government-funded CREW project (HEI/JHI collaboration): How do we increase public understanding of the benefits provided by SuDS (www.crew.ac.uk).

Co-investigator 2013: Scottish Government-funded CREW project (HEI/SUDSWP collaboration): Implementation of Source Control for Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) in Scotland (www.crew.ac.uk).

Co-investigator 2013; Scottish Government-funded CREW project (HEI/JHI collaboration): Urban Diffuse Pollution Control (www.crew.ac.uk).

Co-investigator (for Abertay) 2009 - 2012: Interreg IVB North Sea Region Programme: Skills Integration and New Technologies (www.skintwater.eu).

Co-investigator (for Greenbelt Group Ltd) 2007: Scottish Water Investment Planning: Scottish Water SR10 Investment Plan: SUDS Systems.

2016

Sustainable drainage systems

Berwick, N. (2016) Sustainable drainage systems. In: Sustainable surface water management: a handbook for SuDS. Charlesworth, S. (ed.), Booth, C. (ed.). p. 45-55. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons.
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2015

How do we increase public understanding of the benefits provided by SUDS?

Duffy, A., Berwick, N. & Dello Sterpaio, P. (2015) How do we increase public understanding of the benefits provided by SUDS?. . . Aberdeen: Scotland’s Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).
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Strategic directions

Duffy, A., D'Arcy, B., Berwick, N., Hill, D., Watson, L., Hemingway, A., Wade, R. & Jose, R. (2015) Strategic directions. . . .
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Rural sustainable drainage systems

Duffy, A., Moir, S., Berwick, N., Shabashow, J., D'Arcy, B. & Wade, R. (2015) Rural sustainable drainage systems. . . . Scotland’s Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).
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2014

Source control SUDS strategic directions

Duffy, A., D'Arcy, B., Berwick, N., Wade, R. & Jose, R. (2014) Source control SUDS strategic directions. . . Aberdeen: Scotland’s Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).
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2013

Source control SUDS delivery on a global scale and in Scotland including approach by responsible organisations and professional groups

Duffy, A., D'Arcy, B., Berwick, N., Wade, R. & Jose, R. (2013) Source control SUDS delivery on a global scale and in Scotland including approach by responsible organisations and professional groups. . . Aberdeen: Scotland’s Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).
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A rapid review of the background to source control

Duffy, A., D'Arcy, B., Berwick, N., Wade, R. & Jose, R. (2013) A rapid review of the background to source control. . . Aberdeen: Scotland’s Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).
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Source control SUDS

Duffy, A., D'Arcy, B. & Berwick, N. (2013) Source control SUDS. . . Aberdeen: Scotland’s Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).
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Implementation of source control SUDS in Scotland

Duffy, A., D'Arcy, B., Berwick, N., Wade, R. & Jose, R. (2013) Implementation of source control SUDS in Scotland. . . . Scotland’s Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW).
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2012

Drainage improvements to facilitate expansion of eastern Dunfermline

Duffy, A., Berwick, N. & Jefferies, C. (2012) Drainage improvements to facilitate expansion of eastern Dunfermline. In: Sustainable urban water planning across boundaries. Beer, J. (ed.), Christensson, A. (ed.), Boogaard, F. (ed.). p. 16-23. . North Sea Skills Integration and New Technologies.
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2009

Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) treatment train assessment tool

Jefferies, C., Duffy, A., Berwick, N., McLean, N. & Hemingway, A. (2009) Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) treatment train assessment tool. . . p. 1233-1240. .
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2008

SUDS treatment train assessment tool

Jefferies, C., Duffy, A., Berwick, N., McLean, N. & Hemmingway, A. (2008) SUDS treatment train assessment tool. In: Proceedings 11th International Conference on Urban Drainage, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 31 August-5 September 2008. . . IAHR/IWA.
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Knowledge Exchange

Academic Knowledge Exchange

  • Civil Engineering Placement Tutor, 2016 - Date

Training Delivery:

  • Course Tutor and Developer for Abertay SUDS Online Courses: SUDS Concepts and Design Principles, SUDS for Roads, and SUDS Operation and Management, 2010 - Date
  • Tutor support for Environmental & Civil Engineering undergraduate and post graduate modules, 2009 - Date.
  • Undergraduate Project Supervisor: BEng (Hons.) Abertay University, 2015 – Date.
  • International SUDS Workshops for local authority (Malta and Italy), 2014-2015.
  • Local Authority (Scotland) SUDS Capacity Building, 2011 - 2013
  • Local Authority & Water Utilities Training (England), 2012 - 2014
  • Workshops and Site Training for Contractors: 2007 - Date
  • Management and Factoring Organisation Training Courses and Workshops, 2007 - Date

Consultancy & Contract:

  • Technical Consultant (Sustainable Drainage) for Greenbelt Group Ltd. 2009 - Date. Infrastructure inspection & validation, adoption processes, post adoption aftercare strategies and management regimes, training delivery. 
  • SUDS Operation and Management Training: McDermott Contract Services & M3 Contracting, February 2013.
  • Capacity Building for the Bradford & Humberside Local Authority Learning Alliance, February – April 2012 & July – August 2014.
  • International Study Tours: Gentofte Municipality (Denmark) May 2012 & Vand I Byer Innovations Network for Climate Change (Denmark) October 2013.
  • SUDS for Roads Training: Glasgow City Council, March 2012 & August 2013.
  • SUDS Training for Roads Inspectors: Perth & Kinross Council, December 2012.
  • SUDS Training for Property Factors: Ross & Liddell, Glasgow, November 2011.
  • Capacity Building for Scottish Local Authorities: delivered to 16 authorities 2010-2011.
  • Scottish Water Investment Planning: Scottish Water SR10 Investment Plan: SUDS Systems. Development of whole life cost models for retrofit SUDS (for Atkins & Greenbelt Group Ltd) 2007.

Outreach

Outreach

Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) Ingenious: On the Right Track (Project manager, 2016 - Date)

Using the exciting backdrop of Dundee City's £1 billion Waterfront Regeneration project, On the Right Track: Engineering and Education for All, will bring engineers from research, industry and academia together with school children, teachers and the wider community.

Focusing on the rebuilding of Dundee Railway Station, the project will provide the audience with an opportunity to understand the science and technology behind engineering the build in a real life context - literally from the ground up.

The programme will provide training for the professional engineers, giving them valuable experience in public communication of their work. In addition to schools outreach through a Meet the Expert event, a series of short online videos and web-blogs will be created and hosted on Abertay University Outreach and Public Engagement Network (OPEN) website.

Articles in the local media at key stages of the building of the Railway Station will extend the reach of the project into the heart of the city community. The importance of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects and the value of the knowledge and skills of the engineers in the development of the city's built environment will be brought to new and diverse audiences locally and beyond.

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