2 Sep 2016
Have we put the cart before the horse when it comes to ensuring quality in the construction of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS)? Encouraging greater uptake, even compulsory use, of SuDS in new developments in the UK has led policymakers to put a great deal of effort into promoting best practice in design, but much less, […]
1 Dec 2015
Is there ever a time when a drainage system can be left unmaintained? And how does an owner or operator really know if it is performing as the designer intended? These are really not trick questions: clearly a piped system or a manufactured device will have a schedule for servicing that, if followed, will ensure […]
12 Nov 2013
A PANEL of expert professionals involved in the design and delivery of SUDS in Scotland came together for a Round Table debate last week specially arranged by Engineering Nature’s Way and held in association with CIWEM and British Water. They were responding to the results of the SuDS for Scotland – Experience and Opportunity Survey […]
12 Jan 2012
DEFRA served up an extra treat for us to digest over the Christmas holidays. The National Standards for SuDS were published for consultation on December 20. For the complete industry reaction, I suspect we’ll need to wait until the New Year is well underway. The National Standards are designed to provide a structure for the […]
11 May 2011
There has arguably never been a more interesting time to be involved in surface water drainage in the UK. That’s why we believe Engineering Nature’s Way is a timely and challenging initiative…
By Alex Stephenson, Director of Hydro International’s Stormwater Division and Chair of British Water SUDS Group.
10 May 2011
Richard Ashley presents a joint post with Tony Wong, Centre for Water Sensitive Cities, Monash University, Melbourne.