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Adrian Johnson

Executive Technical Director

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With 30 years of professional experience, Adrian is a chartered civil engineer and executive technical director at Stantec. He’s worked primarily in the water sector, specialising in sustainable development, climate change and carbon management.

Adrian has supported several water company capital programmes and led numerous consultancy and research commissions on topics ranging from carbon accounting, resource efficiency and renewable energy appraisals, to natural capital assessments and climate change risk and resilience. For example, Adrian implemented a carbon and sustainability strategy for Thames Water capital delivery, including priorities for flood resilience and reporting on climate change adaptation. He also provides consultancy support and training for Scottish Water and several of Stantec’s other water clients in the UK and Ireland on their net zero commitments, developing tools and guidance, embedding carbon and other sustainability criteria into decision-making, as well as helping them assess risks from and make plans to adapt to climate change.

Adrian is an Honorary Professor at Heriot-Watt University, School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society. He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, and Member of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management and the UK Green Construction Board’s Infrastructure Working Group. He chaired the Technical Advisory Panel for developing and subsequently updating PAS 2080 Carbon Management in Buildings and Infrastructure, and is a member of the ICE’s Decarbonisation Board.

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