Research by topic: Sustainable water management

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

Projects underway

Susdrain 2016 - 18
Susdrain provides a platform to share experiences and good practice on SuDS.
Update of SuDS construction guidance
Updated guidance on SuDS construction will ensure SuDS are built as designed and provide the functionality and performance required.
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.
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

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.
Guidance on the inspection and maintenance of SuDS
This project will assess the need for repackaging and representing guidance.
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
Local Authority SuDS Officer Organisation (LASOO)
This is likely to be a membership organisation with a subscription.
Scoping the accreditation and / or assessment of SuDS schemes
This project will explore the opportunity and methodology for an accreditation scheme.