Education & Advice

These pages outline the role of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) in Wales and describe the work of the National Surface Water Management and SuDS Group and our partners in driving forward the implementation of schemes here. Advice is also provided on how SuDS structures can be implemented. A number of resources are also available to download (below) to provide background and guidance on SuDS. The SuDS matrix is a particularly useful tool in offering model agreements on how devices may be adopted.

SuDS offer us the opportunity to better manage surface water drainage at all levels. The Group’s SuDS Flyer (see downloads, below) gives an overview of SuDS principles, the design guidance available, and describes issues associated with costs and safety of these systems. Member organisations of the Group are also listed with key contact details. The websites of these organisations can also be found on our members page.

Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru / Natural Resources Wales Welsh Water / Dwr Cymru Welsh Government / Llywodraeth Cymru Atkins Welsh Local Government Association Consumer Council for Water
Home Builders Federation CIWEM Institute of Civil Engineers