Our Team


Our Team

Steven Brown

Steven Brown, Associate

Steven is a CIWEM Chartered Water and Environmental Manager, an Associate Member of the ICE, a Member of the British Hydrological Society, and IChemE. He supports the with the technical and legal compliance of Flood Risk Assessments and related studies.  He has over 15 years experience in flood risk management, with a background delivering Flood Risk Assessment, Surface Water Drainage Strategies, Numerical Flood Models, to support a wide range of development sizes and types both within the UK and internationally.

Project experience includes, hydro-carbon storage and transmission infrastructure, shopping centre regeneration, large scale housing developments, and small scale private development projects. He has supported Local Planning Authorities and Lead Local Flood Authorities by providing expert technical advice at the Local Plan stage and as part of their day to day operations.

Nick Drewett

Nick Drewett, Flood Risk and Drainage Consultant

Nick Drewett is a Flood Risk and Drainage Consultant within the team at Ambiental Environmental Assessment and has been with the company since 2016. He specialises in producing Flood Risk Assessments and Surface Water Drainage Strategies to support planning applications compliant with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), TAN15 and Scottish Planning Policy. Given his UK wide project experience, he also has a sound knowledge of Local Planning Authority policies across the country.

He has supported a range of developments from large scale residential schemes, to national infrastructure projects such as solar farms to telecommunications infrastructure. Nick has built relationships with clients in both the private and public sector with national housebuilders, data providers and Local Planning Authorities all part of Nick’s return client base. Nick works closely with his clients from project inception through the design and planning process to ensure a flood resilient and planning compliant scheme is delivered which meets the requirements of future users and the developer.

Oliver Harvey

Oliver Harvey, Flood Risk and Drainage Consultant

Oliver has been part of the Flood Risk and Drainage team at Ambiental Environmental Assessment for over 5 years. His primary focus is supporting developers/clients in providing flood risk and SuDS reports to ensure they achieve their aspirations for planning applications across the UK. This line of work has allowed Oliver to develop a deep understanding of the processes involved with flooding from a range of sources including pluvial, fluvial, tidal and defence failure.

He has been involved in a broad range of projects from the small householder residential schemes to large multi-disciplinary projects including industrial storage/distribution schemes, commercial/retail developments, large residential developments and care home projects. This has resulted in him having extensive knowledge of NPPF, TAN15, PPS15, Scottish Planning Policy and EA Flood Risk Standing Advice. Oliver is also adept at dealing with the more complex flood risk and drainage requirements of local planning authorities such as RBKC, Elmbridge and Harrow, and is able to is able to communicate this knowledge clearly in both technical and non-technical situations where required, and work closely with developers/architects to overcome flood risk issues on development sites.