Dr. David Smoker

Business Development Director, ACO Water Management

Dr. David Smoker has worked in the supply chain side of the water industry for more than 35 years – since before privatisation – with senior positions at Palintest, Memcor, US Filter, Johnson Pipes and Saint-Gobain PAM. His day job now is Business Development Director at ACO Technologies where he champions developments in surface water management and environmental issues. Much time is also spent on developing standards, guidelines and codes of practice, mainly associated with surface water management.

A previous chair of Future Water Association (when it was SBWWI), David has also links with other supply chain organisations and chaired the Institution of Civil Engineers SuDS Task Group. He has a BSc Hons in Chemistry, an MSc in Polymer technology and a PhD in Polymer Rheology. In 2004 he gained an MBA, and was awarded lifetime membership of the International Honors Society, Beta Gamma Sigma.

Amongst other things, David is currently working on a ‘systems thinking’ approach to Intelligent Water Management.