Martin Shouler

Water Resilient Cities


Martin Shouler is an Associate Director for Arup in the United Kingdom

Martin Shouler is the London Water Leader at the international engineering consultancy Arup. Martin works on water and related projects across Building Engineering and Infrastructure. Current projects include leading the Rockefeller Foundation work on the development of a City Water Resilience Framework to help prioritise interventions to enhance cities’ resilience and means to reduce the disease cycle in in emergency relief situations with the British Red Cross and the London School of Medicine and Tropical Hygiene. This included convening multi-sector stakeholder workshops to elicit information and develop consensus.

Martin has extensive experience in the field of water system engineering having been involved in a wide range of major projects, in design, research and consultancy across the world. His expertise includes water supply, sanitation, sewerage, water conservation and efficiency, water quality, water treatment, wastewater engineering, and infrastructure services. He has undertaken research and consultancy for many UK government departments, including the Ministry of Housing of Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), and the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI). This included the development of technical standards for water; requiring stakeholder liaison, market surveys and data analysis.

In addition, Martin has a keen interest in sustainability particularly related to minimising water use and the energy associated with its use. He was a member of the Expert Group advising the UK government on technical standards for water systems for Building Engineering and Infrastructure. Martin takes a keen interest in accelerating innovation and has recently served on the Innovation Panel for the water regulator, Water Industry Commissioner for Scotland (WICS). He is jointly responsible for the water innovation showcase event, Wet Networks, held in London three times a year which brings together innovators, the investment community and technical experts. In addition, together with the UK’s WRc, He is responsible for the recent innovation portal for the water sector – Venturi (

Martin is a member of British Standards Institution (BSi) committees responsible for many water and wastewater sector standards and has been involved in the development many British, European and ISO standards. He is currently collaborating on the new British Standard for Water Safety Planning for the built environment.

Martin is past chairman of the UK Society of Public Health Engineers (SoPHE) and is a Freeman of the City of London.

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