Earlier this month CIRIA released a new guide to support and provide greater confidence to those designing, specifying and constructing SuDS.
Managing flood risk continues to be a key priority for Government and in the draft London Environment Strategy, released earlier this autumn, the Mayor encouraged the use of sustainable drainage systems as a way to manage surface water due to the additional benefits they can deliver for urban places including; improved air and water quality, greater biodiversity and reduced noise. As a result of this and increased funding for water management across the country, we can expect to see a rise in the number of SuDS schemes being delivered in coming years.
Over recent years SuDS delivery in the UK has steadily increased. This has improved knowledge and experience particularly around the construction of SuDS. The new guide uses that experience to help those constructing SuDS to understand and avoid the common pitfalls.
The guide starts with considering SuDS in the construction planning and management of a site. The guide discusses the construction of the different SuDS components using photographs of actual site works to illustrate both good practice and what can go wrong. Case studies are provided to show how good construction has been achieved or problems resolved.
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