New funding for demonstrates industry support for sustainable drainage

Twelve new funders including Atkins, Lafarge Tarmac, NHBC and WSP are the latest to join an impressive cross-sector group of organisations dedicated to supporting the initiative, further demonstrating growing industry support for widespread delivery of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS).

Over the next two years, it is anticipated that there will be a significant increase and improvement in the delivery of SuDS, with positive change driven by new guidance and national standards for Sustainable Drainage.

susdrain will help support improvements in SuDS delivery through a range of initiatives including new resources, summaries of the latest guidance, case studies and a series of topical SuDS events.

susdrain is now being funded by 28 organisations, the Partners include Aecom, Defra, Environment Agency, Hydro International, Richard Allitt Associates; and the Supporters include ABG, ACO Water Management, Ardent Consulting Engineers, Arup, Atkins Water, Black & Veatch, BMT WBM, Campbell Reith, Concrete Pipeline Systems Association, DeepRoot, EPG, Formpave, Illman Young, JBA Consulting, Lafarge Tarmac, McCloy Consulting, MWH, NHBC, Polypipe, Robert Bray Associates, Royal HaskoningDHV, Sureset and WSP.

susdrain will continue to support drainage and highways engineers, planners, urban designers, landscape architects, land or housing developers, suppliers, flood risk managers, biodiversity / environment managers and the general public to increase knowledge and confidence in the delivery of SuDS.

Suzanne Simmons, CIRIA and susdrain commented "As well as highlighting a myriad of opportunities for SuDS we’ve helped overcome some of the challenges that SuDS delivery might pose. Thanks to our funders, we’re able to help support and guide the SuDS community and underpin the delivery of SuDS".

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