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28Jul 2017
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The role of proprietary products in delivering treatment of surface water runoff as part of SuDS

  When considering the treatment of surface water runoff as part of a SuDS design, the designer should always start by looking at the use of vegetative SuDS due to their multiple benefits. However, proprietary products are a useful extension …

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16Jun 2017
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A place for SuDS?

Paul Shaffer, CIRIA/susdrain   Of course there is! So we know that SuDS makes sense yet examples of good SuDS delivery, particularly in residential developments remain frustratingly patchy.   I like many others have responded to various consultations on plans …

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14Jun 2017
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SuDS in the mainstream press!

Peter Holt, Arup   The noted columnist, Simon Barnes, has recently published a column in the Sunday Tumes on sustainable drainage, which during the article he refers to as wetlands and rain gardens (primarily in Enfield – see susdrain case studies …

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04Jun 2017
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Welsh Government’s consultation on mandating SuDS

Phil Chatfield, Welsh Government   The Welsh Government published voluntary standards for sustainable drainage in January 2016, following a public consultation in 2015. The standards set out principles to be taken into account in designing surface drainage for new developments …

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22May 2017
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Strategic retrofitting of SuDS in Manchester

Peter Holt, Arup   Since 2016, the Business in the Community Water Taskforce (funded by Defra and the Environment Agency) has been working on a Water Resilient Cities project testing the concept that implementing SuDS on school sites across Greater …

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10Feb 2017
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A place for SuDS?

Laura Grant, CIWEM More homes and businesses are at risk from surface water flooding than from any other kind of flood and the problem is increasing with growing urbanisation and development. The Government’s own risk assessment presented compelling evidence that …

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05Nov 2016
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Welsh Government reviews sewerage & drainage legislation

Paul Shaffer, CIRIA The legal framework for governing sewerage and drainage assets has developed over time. This organic evolution has led to a range of individuals and organisations having ownership and responsibility for all manner of related assets. With the …

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12Oct 2016
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Multi-agency green infrastructure streetscape in Manchester

Steve Chatwin-Grindey, DeepRoot Urban Solutions   City of Trees Manchester (formerly Red Rose Forest) is an environmental charity working to transform Greater Manchester into “a greener, healthier and more satisfying place to live work and invest.” Pete Stringer, Special Projects …

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09Sep 2016
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susdrain – to 2018 and beyond….

Suzanne Simmons, CIRIA Welcome back after what we hope was an enjoyable summer for you all.   September sees the launch of susdrain’s third two year term for 2016-2018. We started out in September 2012 as a modest, community platform …

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08Sep 2016
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Increasing the likelihood of success: delivering green infrastructure in high-density urban environments

Richard Brown, ARUP What I have learnt from working on several of Arup’s Green Infrastructure (GI) and Sustainable Urban Drainage (SuDS) projects – in locations ranging from Wales to San Francisco – is that the most significant challenges these projects face …

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