CIRIA’s Benefits of SuDS Tool (B£ST) has been used by the industry for over two years, both in the UK and internationally. CIRIA has received encouraging feedback about B£ST’s quality with benchmarking suggesting it is the most robust tool available to assess the benefits of SuDS. However evidence and approaches to the valuation of blue and green infrastructure have evolved and it would now be beneficial to update B£ST by:
- Assessing and including new evidence related to the outcomes and monetary benefits of SuDS.
- Including additional functionality around Natural Capital accounting and reporting (in line with WaSC processes and Defra’s 25 year Environment Plan) .
- Accounting for spatial variation in benefits with an integrated GIS user interface.
While these are a priority it would also be useful to improve the overall user interface for B£ST.
While these are a priority it would be also useful to improve the overall user interface for B£ST.
A draft proposal has been developed and fundraising will begin soon.
For further information please contact Paul Shaffer at CIRIA.