SuDS delivery and the Design and Construction Guidance

This free webinar will provide an overview of Water UK's Design and Construction Guidance what it means for SuDS adoption and discusses how it can support the delivery of SuDS that also deliver multiple benefits.

Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) with their potential to provide multiple benefits are recognised as a better approach than traditional drainage to managing surface water. However, the challenge of allocating responsibility for their long-term maintenance has held back progress.

The introduction of Water UK’s Design and Construction Guidance (DCG) in April 2020 should help overcome this challenge. The DCG replaces the Sewers for Adoption document and process, and sets requirements for SuDS to be defined as a sewer that may now be adopted by sewerage undertakers. Not all SuDS components can be defined in this way. However, sewerage undertakers may now potentially be another option for the long-term maintenance of some SuDS components for new developments.

This free webinar run in conjunction with CIWEM will provide an overview of the DCG, what it means for SuDS adoption and discusses how it can support the delivery of SuDS that also deliver multiple benefits. The webinar will be of interest to those working to plan, design and approve SuDS including flood risk managers, drainage engineers, landscape architects and developers.

Who should attend?
Drainage engineers, Civil Engineers, Landscape Architects, Flood risk managers, Lead Local Flood Authorities, Local Planning Authorities

Why attend?
Why participate in the webinar:
Obtain an overview of the DCG, what it is, what can be adopted, what the process might be.
Understand how the DCG can support SuDS and identify approaches to deliver integrated SuDS schemes that provide multiple benefits.
Appreciate how a water company would like the DCG to support good practice and how they and the industry are preparing.

Thursday 09 July 2020
14:00 - 15:30

14:00 Chairs introduction
Paul Shaffer, CIRIA/susdrain
14:05 Overview of the Design and Construction Guidance
Chris Patmore, WSP
14:25 The DCG and integrated SuDS that deliver multiple benefits
Sue Illman, Illman Young Design
14:45 Aspirations for the DCG – what does good look like?
Sophie Tucker, United Utilities
15:05 Questions and Answer
15:25 Closing remarks

We recommend you join the webinar ten minutes before the scheduled start time.

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