Overview

SuDSSustainable drainage is a concept that includes long term environmental and social factors in decisions about drainage. It takes account of the quantity and quality of runoff, and the amenity value of surface water in the urban environment.

Many existing urban drainage systems can cause problems of flooding, pollution or damage to the environment and are not proving to be sustainable. Given the uncertainty regarding the projected effects of climate change there is a need to develop solutions that will ensure the SuDS schemes are able to deal with changes over the course of their life.

This group builds upon a joint Environmental Sustainability and Modern Built Environment KTNs workshop, held at the Building Research Establishment in November 2010.  You can find out more about this and the Group's ongoing intentions here, but in short we aim to:

  • enable valuable dialogue to continue
  • make interesting information and materials available to group members.

Group membership is moderated, just click the Apply for Membership button at the top of the page and a message will be sent to the Group Administrators. We welcome applications from anyone with a genuine interest in driving forward innovative approaches to sustainable urban drainage.

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Flash Flooding Challenge: Improving Resilience competition

A competition for students and researchers from Universities across the north of England to find innovative ideas to help communities at risk of flash floods to become more resilient. A...

SuDS by dictat

  Apparently there is no need to dance around the houses for years and years. What you need is a governmental decree to get your SuDS policy implemented. Job in China, anyone?

Short film from LWEC about Urban Flooding

Here is a great short video from LWEC that looks at the tools and practices being employed to tackle surface flooding in the Newcastle area.

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If you have any further questions or ideas around innovation for sustainable drainage, please get in touch with the group moderation team:

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Flash Flooding Challenge: Improving Resilience competition

A competition for students and researchers from Universities across the north of England...

SuDS by dictat

  Apparently there is no need to dance around the houses for years and years. What you...

Short film from LWEC about Urban Flooding

Here is a great short video from LWEC that looks at the tools and practices being employed to...

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