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Thank you Grangetown!

The Greener Grangetown project team was delighted with the response of the Grangetown community to our series of recent consultations regarding our £2m scheme to better manage rainwater in your community and to help make Grangetown a greener, cleaner place to live. We launched the consultations at the Salvation Army Hall on the 30th June […]

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Greener Grangetown

The City of Cardiff Council, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water and Natural Resources Wales are investing £2 million in Greener Grangetown, an innovative scheme to better manage rainwater in the community. Using the latest techniques, this scheme will catch, clean and divert rainwater directly into the River Taff instead of pumping it over 6 miles through […]

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Event – Surface Water Management 2014

Surface Water Management 2014 will be held at SOAS in London on 18th June 2014 in association with CIWEM UDG. The aim of this conference is to consider surface water management and urban diffuse pollution in equal measure. The event will consider surface water run-off as a whole taking into account the challenges associated with urban diffuse […]

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Welsh Government Water Strategy for Wales

On the 7th of April, the Welsh Government published their eagerly awaited Water Strategy for Wales for consultation. The consultation includes a number of proposals relating to broad themes such as: Water for nature, people and business; Taking action to reduce pollution; Improving the way we plan and manage our water services; Water affordability and […]

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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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New British Standard on surface water management

BS8582:2013 introduced a new code of practice for surface water management for development sites. It includes advice for planning, designing, constructing and maintaining surface water management systems for new developments and redevelopments. The code of practice is aimed at: Developers; Local authorities; Water companies; IDBs; Practitioners such as consultants; and Anyone involved in the drainage […]

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Event – Wales Water 2014

A one day conference will be held at the Cardiff Hilton on 21st May to look at how we can balance the needs of people and the environment in relation to how we manage water in Wales. The speaker topics will include: The Water Strategy for Wales; What matters most to customers; Dwr Cymru Welsh […]

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Water Sensitive Urban Design in the UK

CIRIA has worked with partners to produce a booklet and video about the use of Water Sensitive Urban Design in the UK. The booklet can be downloaded here and you can watch the video on YouTube using the link below. Water Sensitive Design in the UK    

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Flooding Prevention for New Developments Bill

Today we will see the Flooding Prevention for New Developments Bill move to the second reading stage in the House of Commons. The Bill was proposed as a Private Members Bill by Mark Spencer, MP for Sherwood and was introduced on 4th February 2014. The Bill seeks to require Highways Authorities to include flooding prevention […]

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Event – Learning to Live with Flooding 2014

On 18th March 2014, the Institution of Civil Engineers will be hosting a one day conference in Cardiff, in conjunction with CIWEM and Cardiff University. Topics discussed will include the impacts of flooding on infrastructure and coastal and riverine habitats. The links between flooding and sustainability will also be explored. Confirmed speakers include: Alun Davies […]

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