Archive for the ‘SuDS Developments’ Category

Barry bioretention system meets water quality requirements

One of the first UK installations of the innovative new Hydro Filterra® bioretention and bio filtration system has brought attractive landscaping and stringent stormwater quality control to a sensitive location in Barry, South Wales. Vale of Glamorgan council decided to install three Hydro Filterra® units from Hydro International at the Business Service Centre (BSC) car […]

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Report on Rural Sustainable Drainage Systems (R.SuDS)

  The Environment Agency has published a report on Rural Sustainable Drainage Systems (R.SuDS). Sustainable drainage systems have been around for a long time but more especially in the urban environment.   In rural environments, it is an approach for managing the detrimental impact of rainfall on fields and the resulting loss of sediment, chemicals, […]

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Tackling SuDS in Cambridgeshire

A recent article by David Levin, Sustainability Consultant, Europe, AECOM, in the Local Government Chronicle praises Cambridgeshire County Council’s pro-active approach to the introduction of the Flood and Water Management Act and National Standards for sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) Although the article is focused on Cambridgeshire’s response to this new change in legislation, it […]

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CIRIA first workshop for a Water Sensitive Urban Design Scoping Study in Cardiff

A Water Sensitive Wales? CIRIA recently held the first workshop for a Water Sensitive Urban Design Scoping Study in Cardiff. This work is co-funded by Environment Agency Wales, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water and others to identify the vision and business case for WSUD in Wales.   Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) is a holistic approach […]

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‘Overcoming the challenges of SUDS design’

An article produced by Backhaus, Dam and Jensen for ‘Urban Water Journal’ has recently featured on ‘Science for Environmental Policy’ online entitled: ‘Overcoming the challenges of SUDS design’. The article focuses on the new approaches being implemented by Architects to encourage the use of Sustainable drainage systems (SUDS) as part of their designs. Specifically this […]

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