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17Oct 2018
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Greener Grangetown – so much more than just drainage?

Paul Shaffer, CIRIA   Last week saw the official launch of Greener Grangetown in Cardiff. CIRIA’s susdrain project was lucky enough to have a preview in September, when we had a tour of the ground-breaking scheme.   It’s an ambitious …

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18Sep 2018
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susdrain – Why do we support it and why are we Partners?

  Written by Phil Gelder BSc DMS CEng MICE – Richard Allitt Associates Ltd   SuDS are designed to replicate as closely as possible the natural drainage from a site before development. It is accepted that SuDS reduce the potential …

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29Aug 2018
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Banging on about SuDS until the whole world listens…

Chyrse Tinsley, Landscape Planner, Leicester City Council   It was a joy and a surprise to be voted the first-ever susdrain SuDS champion at their SuDS Awards in July 2018. It’s about more than just quality; it’s about the friends you …

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15Aug 2018
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SuDS on Linear Assets

Written by: Jim Herbert, Civil and Environmental Technical Sales, ABG Geosynthetics   Linear assets such as Highways and Railways have a particular set of challenges when introducing SuDS features. Their footprint is long and thin with limited opportunity to adapt …

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14Aug 2018
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Have we reached the tipping point?

  Written by: Graham Fairhurst, Chair of susdrain’s project steering group   Rather belatedly, due to very enjoyable holidays, I thought I should share my thoughts on the status of SuDS especially for who was not fortunate enough to attend …

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27Jun 2018
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SuDS on the beeb

Over the last week, we’ve seen a number of popular BBC shows talk about the opportunities and challenges of managing rainfall.   Last Friday’s BBC Gardeners World featured an article on SuDS and Raingardens when it looked at two examples …

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28Feb 2018
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Adopting a multidisciplinary approach to deliver successful SuDS

“SuDS, what are SuDS?” “How many houses do I need to lose to make room for this pond?” “How can I fit these SuDS around my development?” These are just a few of the typical questions a drainage consultant is …

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23Feb 2018
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Rainwise – Changing Landscapes and Changing Behaviours

Rainwise is Northumbrian Water’s surface water management programme, established to address our goal of reducing the risk of future flooding to 7,200 properties across the North East of England by the end of 2020. It is our proactive approach to …

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12Feb 2018
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An approach to securing high quality SuDS

  Paul Baker, London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham   Despite over half of H&F  being  in the Environment Agency’s  Flood Zones 2 and 3 the borough  is  extremely well protected from flood risk from the Thames thanks to local …

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07Sep 2017
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Why do designers ignore Rainwater Harvesting as a (brilliant) sustainable drainage method?

Rainwater Harvesting is on the top of several best practice guides as the ‘number one method’ to provide sustainable drainage. (Check the London Plan or Welsh recommended non-statutory standards for SuDS for example.) So, why do so few developments consider …

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