Sustainable 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.
Way, way back when God was still a boy some thoughtful and reasonably clever folk had the idea of standardising our approach to Sustainable Drainage Systems, only they chose to shorten the name to SuD...
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