While there is growing acceptance of the value and benefits of well-designed Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) there is still some work needed to progress from “drainage” to sustainable drainage. By using SuDS to mimic natural drainage we can achieve more than we would otherwise with traditional drainage, as SuDS provide benefits in flood risk management, water quality, biodiversity and amenity.
Moving beyond compliance of the English Non-statutory Technical Standards for SuDS (and its focus on flood risk management) significantly improves the quality of our housing, as well as our spaces and places.
Together with our supporters and partners we’ve been championing this approach for years and it’s encouraging to see Welsh Government mandate this in their SuDS Standards. While there are some potential challenges and concerns many of these can be overcome through early engagement, good SuDS design and effective integration of SuDS in the development. We can deliver more than a pipe discharging surface water to a pond – this webinar will explain how.
The speakers have been involved in SuDS design and delivering SuDS for a number of years. The objectives of the webinar are to
- Demonstrate what good Design Integration and SuDS integration looks like
- Explain how integrating SuDS into developments can be beneficial
- Dispel some common myths around SuDS delivery for residential developments
- Provide examples of how multi-beneficial SuDS can be delivered
12.20 Webinar available to log in
12.30 CIRIA introduction
12.35 Integrated design and SuDS
Sue Illman, Illman Young
13.00 Dispelling myths of SuDS in new housing
Steve Wilson, EPG
13.25 Examples of SuDS and housing
Tim Jones St. Modwen and Jack Downing Rapleys
14.00 Webinar ends
Who should attend
- Landscape architects
- Urban designers
- Those working in Local planning authorities
- Those working in Lead Local flood authorities
- Those working in sewerage undertakers
Monday 16th September 2019
12:30 - 14:00
Free for all to attend
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