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SuDS – Maximising the potential for people and wildlife

The RSPB and the WWT have teamed up with a number of sustainable drainage experts to produce a guide entitled “Sustainable Drainage – Maximising the potential for people and wildlife“. The guide recognises the wide range of benefits that can be delivered by the use of SuDS as a method of managing surface water using a […]

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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) http://www.lgcplus.com/blogs/tackling-suds-in-cambridgeshire/5045693.blog. 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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Natural Flood Management is key to reducing flood risk.

Natural Flood Management is key to reducing flood risk. The Upland Hydrology Group has recently reviewed flood risk management, water resources and the uplands and produced a briefing note aimed at a non-specialist audience. It shows that land management in the uplands has an impact on the amount and timing of runoff, with implications both […]

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Water Smart Cities

WaterSmartCities.PDF

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Sustainable Drainage Systems

Sustainable Drainage Systems LEAF and the EA – PDF

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Update on the Floods and Water Management Bill

News: Flood and Water Management Act 2010 – Update T he Flood and Water Management Act 2010 became law on 8 April 2010. The Act, along with the Flood Risk Regulations 2009 transpose the EU Floods Directive and provide an integrated approach to the management of flood risk. The text of the Act is available […]

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South and West Wales Forum

South and West Wales Forum A sub group has been established to cover the South and West Wales region. The Group is chaired by Chris Vinestock (City and County of Swansea) with secretariat support provided by Huw Jones (MWH). The Group comprises of representatives from 15 local authorities in the region which ranging from Monmouthshire […]

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