Research by topic: Flood risk management and surface water drainage

Please select a project or project proposal below for more information.

Projects underway

Update of SuDS construction guidance
Updated guidance on SuDS construction will ensure SuDS are built as designed and provide the functionality and performance required.
The benefits of SuDS (BeST)
CIRIA has developed a new, free tool and guidance, BeST (Benefits of SuDS Tool, W045) for use on PC.
susdrain - the community for SuDS
susdrain is a community that provides up to date guidance, support case studies and photos as well as discussion forums and networking opportunities.

Project proposals

Planning for SuDS - embedding SuDS in the planning process
Following changes to the National Planning Policy Framework this project will support Local Planning Authorities and Lead Local Flood Authorities in developing approaches and policies to enable effective delivery of SuDS.
Scoping the accreditation and / or assessment of SuDS schemes
This project will explore the opportunity and methodology for an accreditation scheme.
Local Authority SuDS Officer Organisation (LASOO)
This is likely to be a membership organisation with a subscription.
Susdrain 2016 - 18
Susdrain provides a platform to share experiences and good practice on SuDS.
Incentivisation and funding for SuDS
Following on from the development of CIRIA’S BeST (Benefits of SuDS tool) and the growing constraints on funding for capital and operational costs there is a growing need to understand the role and effectiveness of different funding models or incenti
Guidance on the inspection and maintenance of SuDS
This project will assess the need for repackaging and representing guidance.