Susdrain briefings are articles, updates and papers on topics related to sustainable drainage. They’re developed by professionals working in the area and cover a number of topical areas including sustainable drainage, surface water management, green infrastructure delivery and general sustainable water management. If you have an idea for a susdrain briefing, or would like to submit something for review please contact Paul.
Flood risk assessment: climate change allowances - Environment Agency guidance October 2016
Ian Small & Andrew Heath Brown, AECOM
Discusses the new climate change allowances and the impact on flood risk assessments
The SuDS solution August 2015
Suzanne Simmons, CIRIA
Discusses the role of SuDS ahead of the publication of the SuDS manual update.
Getting best value from SuDS legislation September 2013
Ruth Newton, Independent Consultant and Bob Bray, Robert Bray Associate
Examine how local authorities can capitalise from SuDS legislation
Sustainable drainage - to compliance and beyond January 2013
Paul Shaffer, CIRIA and susdrain
Discusses whether SuDS compliance will deliver multiple benefits.
Evolving our approach to manage surface water October 2012
Chris Digman, MWH and Jonathan Glerum, CIRIA
Provides an overview of the growing integration of urban design and managing surface water and the multiple benefits this can unlock.
David Singleton, DSA Environment + Design Ltd
Brief account of the benefits of SuDS, discussing the role of community engagement in successful SuDS delivery.
Retro living – it’s back in fashion May 2012
Jonathan Glerum, CIRIA
A snapshot of what’s happening in London to retrofit surface water management.
David Schofield, Hydro Consultancy
A case study from Portland, Oregon, USA on their approach to community engagement to assist with sustainable drainage.
Retro ideas for a modern world December 2011
Chris Digman, MWH
Explains how managing surface water differently can provide an opportunity to change urban areas.
The role of Water Sensitive Urban Design in the UK October 2011
Paul Shaffer, CIRIA
Explores the role of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) in delivering improved water cycle management in developments.
Ruth Newton & Bob Bray
Highlights the main requirements of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 and the potential implications for local authorities.
Ali Cotton, Halcrow Group Ltd & Dave Graham, Gloucestershire County Council
Presentation of the opportunities and challenges for local flood risk management in England and Wales.
Louise Clarke, CIRIA
Discusses the importance of delivering green infrastructure in the urban environment, its benefits and approaches for implementation.
SuDS – a developing landscape March 2011
Jonathan Glerum, CIRIA
Outlines how SuDS can be integrated into urban landscape using best practice solutions.
More to SuDS than meets the eye December 2010
Ron Henry, Peter Brett Associates
Outlines how SuDS have been used in the Hampton development.
Surface water management and green infrastructure November 2010
Richard Ashley, Pennine Water Group & Roger Nowell, Sheffield City Council
Provides an overview of developments in linking surface water management to green infrastructure to deliver multiple benefits.
What’s in an acronym: SuDS vs WSUD September 2009
Alan Hoban, Healthy Waterways & Jonathan Glerum, CIRIA
Outlines the approach that Australia and the UK has to managing water and more specifically surface water.