Research by topic: Sustainable water management

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

Projects underway

susdrain - the community for SuDS
susdrain is an exciting community that provides up to date guidance, support case studies and photos as well as discussion forums and networking opportunities.
 
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.
 

Project proposals

Guidance on natural flood management
This project will produce guidance which builds on existing case studies, high-level guidance and research (eg SEPA’s handbook, Environment Agency and NERC research) to present case studies, develop a design philosophy, design objectives and criteria
 
Incentivisation and funding for SuDS
This project will scope out and provide guidance on national and international approaches that might support UK SuDS delivery by different stakeholders (including individual and the community).
 
Delivering successful integrated water mangement through the planning system
This project will produce guidance which supports the delivery of effective integrated water management (that include SuDS) for new development and regeneration projects. It will review and showcase good planning policies and the process that underpi
 
Guidance on cost effective SuDS delivery
This project will create guidance expanding on the SuDS Manual, collating case studies and disparate research on costs to provide advice on practical approaches to improve the cost effectiveness of SuDS.
 
Resource pack to improve SuDS construction
CIRIA’s guidance on SuDS construction will be produced in the spring of 2017. It will be a guidance document, with an accompanying presentation that can be freely downloaded. Market research will be undertaken to inform the format of the resource pac
 
Guidance on the inspection and maintenance of SuDS
This project will assess the need for repackaging and representing guidance.
 
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.
 
Local Authority SuDS Officer Organisation (LASOO)
This is likely to be a membership organisation with a subscription.