dr Mark Fletcher
Ove Arup & Partners, United Kingdom
Mark leads the Global Water Business in Arup. He has responsibility for all water and flood risk related activity for Arup and has extensive experience working with regulators, local authorities, water companies, environmental agencies and has advised at a regional, national and trans-national level. He has a particular interest in urban resilience to too much or too little water. Mark is currently working with the Rockefeller Foundation on the City Water Resilience Framework with the support of the 100 Resilient Cities, World Bank and OECD.
He was Visiting Professor at Bradford University and was granted an Honorary Doctorate (DEng) from Bradford University in 2015 for his work on sustainable water management. He was Project Director for the Bradford City Park, one of the largest urban water regeneration projects in the UK and winner of the BCIA Regeneration Project of the Year 2012.
Being active on various events and leading various worldwide initiatives Mark is also on the Organising Committee for Singapore International Water Week 2018. He has presented to Stockholm World Water Week, Singapore International Water Week, WATEC in Tel Aviv, COP21 in Paris, COP 22 in Marrakech, Water UK, British Water, the ICE and CIWEM and on many other occasions. He was also invited by the Club of Rome and Circle of Blue to be part of the Watershed convocation at the Vatican in May 2017 looking at how a multi-faith initiative can increase the impact of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).
He was deeply involved in the development of Arup Water Team in Poland for the last 15 years, taking part in such projects as construction and modernisation of the wastewater treatment plant in Kraków Płaszów, flood protection projects of the San River, the new weir and hydropower on Vistula River and rainwater management and modelling projects in cities.