At the launch of CIRIA’s seminal guidance on Retrofitting for Surface Water Management, I was struck most by what a visionary piece of work this is. Every speaker seemed infected by the same passion for change, just as much as that passion is evident between almost every line of this ground-breaking 272-page document. There’s no [...]
Know Your Flood Risk has produced a new guide for Local Authorities and home owners to provide practical support, advice and contacts for those at risk of flooding. KYFR is a campaigning group raising awareness of the issue of flood risk, providing guidance to all communities across the public and private sectors in educating homeowners [...]
Anglian Water has published a new guidance on the use of sustainable drainage systems and an overview of adoption policy. The manual provides guidance on the design, construction and adoption of Sustainable Drainage Systems aimed at helping those involved in planning and implementing new developments.
This is the first in a series of papers that will deal with SUDS to develop and provide a systematic approach to sustainable drainage. This paper explores how recent changes to legislation and technology could aid long overdue implementation.
The Flood and Water Management Act 2010 has clarified responsibility for the adoption and maintenance of SUDS. This paper explores how technology can help the developer, their consultant and the approving body (SAB) to plan and implement a sustainable urban drainage system (SUDS) from the outset.
How to satisfy the SUDS philosophy of mimicking the natural drainage by providing optimum Quantity, Quality and Amenity (Biodiversity) value is often raised. This paper explores how site specific details should be analysed strategically before embarking upon the detailed design of an integrated SUDS system.
In the previous paper the site specific details were strategically analysed. This paper covers the detailed design of an integrated SUDS system. Part 4: Detailed Design of SUDS
Most SUDS systems will be expected to last a good many years. SUDS are intended to reduce flood risk, and to do that they need to operate effectively, and to do that continually they need to be maintained…..
The NHBC Foundation exists to promote good practice within the house-building industry. This pragmatic guide aims to provide general guidance on the concept and use of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS) to aid the management of surface water in housing developments. It is to inform designers, developers and other stakeholders such as local authorities and property [...]
Anglian Water has produced a guide on the use of Sustainable Drainage systems to help those involved in planning and implementing new developments. You can access the guidance here: http://www.anglianwater.co.uk/developers/sewer-connection/suds.aspx
The council has produced a detailed SUDS Design Guidance note to promote the use of sustainable drainage systems (SUDS) in Islington. You can view the guidance here: http://www.islington.gov.uk/environment/sustainability/sus_water/SUDS.asp
To promote the use of sustainable drainage systems (Suds) within Cambridge, the council has taken the decision to adopt Suds that are located within public open space and produced the Cambridge Sustainable Drainage Design and Adoption Guide that sets out the council’s requirements. You can download the guide here: https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/sustainable-drainage-systems.
The SUDS Manual (c697) provides best practice guidance on the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS) to facilitate their effective implementation within developments. It can be downloaded free from the CIRIA website – http://www.ciria.org.uk/suds/publications.htm
A seminal document for the design of storage systems. The guidance was put together, following a national survey of best practice and a groundbreaking conference, ConFlo 88. Its a much-referred to document, that still provides valuable guidelines today.