Professor Scott Arthur
Professor Scott Arthur’s is a Professor at Heriot-Watt University. His research addresses all aspects of urban drainage, from roof systems to urban watercourses and sewer networks. Building on internationally leading work on the formation of blockages in sewers, research undertaken in the UK and the EU has established Heriot-Watt as leaders in understanding debris-related flood risks. The key research outcome has been to link land use to generation of natural and/or anthropogenic debris and which types of trash screen are most likely to block. He has also undertaken considerable field based work looking at the movement of sediments in conventional and sustainable urban drainage systems. This ranges from sediment movement in sewers, to pollutant trapping in ponds and the clogging of permeable pavements.