London Water Leader
Martin Shouler is Arup’s Water Leader for London. Martin creates a safer and more sustainable and resilient built environment by bringing new thinking to the global water sector – with a particular focus on water supply, sanitation, sewerage, water conservation, water quality, water treatment, and wastewater engineering.
With over 25 years’ experience in water engineering, Martin has brought his design and advisory expertise to major water projects across the world. These include developing a national water resilience strategy for Botswana, supporting the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation with the Water Tracker tool, and leading the City Water Resilience Approach (CWRA) – which helped to enhance urban water resilience in cities from Miami to Addis Ababa and from Cape Town to Hull.
Martin is also proud to support humanitarian projects that help to reduce the disease cycle in emergency relief situations. Working in collaboration with the British Red Cross, the London School of Medicine, and Tropical Hygiene, his work involves the co-design of appropriate handwashing facilities for use in various situations and contexts.
As a member of multiple British Standards Institution (BSi) committees, Martin has played a role in the development of many water and wastewater sector standards. Recently, he co-authored British Standard BS 8595 Water Safety Planning for the built environment. Martin is also the past chairman of the UK Society of Public Health Engineers (SoPHE) and a Freeman of the City of London.