susdrain SuDS Awards 2024 open for entries!

CIRIA is delighted to announce that the susdrain SuDS Awards 2024 are now open for entries.

We are looking for submissions from outstanding SuDS projects across the UK - it's FREE to enter. All entries will be showcased on our website.

SuDS are becoming a common feature of our landscape for managing surface water runoff, but they can do so much more. Our Awards celebrate schemes that demonstrate good practice and show the many ways in which SuDS improve our places and spaces for the benefit of communities and the environment.

We are particularly interested to hear:

  • how challenges have been overcome to deliver SuDS.
  • what innovations have been used.
  • about evidence of the multiple benefits SuDS have delivered.


Starting this year, we are alternating SuDS Awards focusing on exemplary projects/schemes with SuDS Champions Awards. Last year we celebrated the amazing champions that are making SuDS happen throughout the UK. The susdrain SuDS Awards 2024 will celebrate SuDS projects/schemes pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved through integrated water management under four main themes:

  • SuDS in new builds
  • SuDS in communities
  • Retrofitting SuDS
  • Catchment based SuDS




Key dates:

19 April 2024 Awards submission deadline
6 May 2024 Judging
May 2024 Shortlist announcement
26 June 2024 Awards ceremony


Adrien Baudrimont, Senior Research Manager at CIRIA commented “We’re excited to launch the susdrain SuDS Awards 2024 with the goal of demonstrating the many benefits SuDS bring to places and spaces where we live, work and play. Reflecting on the advancements in our industry since the 2022 awards, I cannot wait to learn about the outstanding initiatives across the construction industry. This year we have refined the awards categories to promote the full range of multi-beneficial SuDS, from small interventions to catchment based schemes, new builds and retrofit. I wish the best of luck to all participants!”

For more information on susdrain or the Awards, please contact Adrien Baudrimont.

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