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Water Management Solutions: Future Proofing Drainage

Presented by Everhard Industries

Session Synopsis

Wise water management is a part of every project and helps ensure a successful built outcome whether a residence, an office block, a hospitality venue or a civic building. Finding solutions to address water management challenges such as drainage is an imperative especially when building a home but what is required? Which products are best to use, what meets code and addresses regulations and how will drainage impact the aesthetics of a project? With sustainability at the center of every project and product, how can drainage systems meet the requirements of today’s environment and accommodate both budget and the needs of the globe? Understanding the how, what, where and why of drainage will ensure that the correct systems are utilised for a more sustainability future.


James Huggett. Territory Manager/Commercial Plumber, Everhard Industries

James Huggett is one of Everhard’s Territory Managers, covering the NSW Southern Region working with builders, specifiers, landscapers and retail merchants. James also has an extensive plumbing background spanning 15 years which has enabled him to bring a wealth of technical knowledge and experience to the role and to the business.

Knowing first hand the important and crucial role that plumbing plays in our everyday lives, James is motivated by simultaneously being able to advocate for the plumbing industry whilst offering consumers and key decision makers solutions that are fit for purpose which also have a positive environmental impact.

Marnie Morieson. Senior Project Architect, Kennedy Nolan

Marnie is a Senior Project Architect at Kennedy Nolan with experience across a range of project scales & typologies, specialising in high-end residential projects.

Marnie has contributed more broadly to the architectural profession as a design studio leader at the University of Melbourne and sessional tutor at Monash University, and through her writing for various publications including Architecture Australia and Houses Magazine.

Kevin Smerdon. National Product Development Manager, Everhard Industries

Kevin Smerdon is the National Product Development Manager and lead Engineer for Everhard Industries. Kevin’s career spans over 25 years with key roles in the plastics industry, primarily around the design and management of plastic fabrication, injection moulding and machining projects for water treatment, mining, construction and architectural industries.

Motivated by local manufacturing and designing products with an environmental purpose, Kevin has found himself drawn to roles that have a key focus on water management issues, making him a perfect fit for Everhard.

Kevin’s continued mission at Everhard is to be a key player in the growth and development of the plastics and precast manufacturing division and continue to position his team as the link between product concept and production.

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