Research by topic: Flood risk management and surface water drainage

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

Projects underway

Guidance on the delivery of blue roofs
This proposal sets out to develop guidance on blue roofs and the delivery of multiple benefits to improve confidence in their specification, design and delivery.
 
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.
 
Mobilising Citizens for Adaptation (MOCA) (CON253)
This project will collate previous literature reviews, information summarised as part of the SuDS Manual update (2015), and where relevant review other international databases as well as undertake engagement with UK universities
 
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
 
Code of Practice and guidance for property flood resilience
This project will develop a robust and authoritative code of practice (CoP) and consolidated guidance that provides a standardised approach for the delivery and management of property flood resilience.
 

Project proposals

P3199 - Scour at bridges and other hydraulic structures - supplement
This project will review recent experience and research and capture this information in a supplement to CIRIA's existing manual on scour at bridges and other hydraulic structures C742 (2015)
 
P2802 - Accreditation and/or assessment of SuDS – scoping
This project will explore the potential and methodology for an accreditation and/or assessment scheme to asses SuDS designs and designers supporting both the approval process and the delivery of high quality multi-beneficial SuDS.
 
P3172 - Integration of non flood-defence-specific structures into the flood defence line
A small working group is being formed to help scope this study, which is likely to consist of a review of current information, plus a series of modules/ information sheets each describing a particular class of model applications and their assumptions
 
P3043 - Scoping study on innovative funding and financing for Integrated Water Management
This project will scope out and provide guidance on national and international approaches that might support UK IWM delivery by different stakeholders (including organisations, individuals and the community).
 
P3140 - susdrain 2018 - 2020
The current phase of the susdrain project (website www.susdrain.org and seminars) finishes in September 2018. susdrain provides a platform to share experiences and good practice on SuDS delivery. susdrain is regarded by the UK industry as the most re
 
P3142 - SuDS adoption hierarchy and framework
This project will build on the SuDS Adoption and maintenance options (2015) fact sheet developed for susdrain by Arup. The guidance will explain current approaches for SuDS adoption, include case studies, provide some critical success factors in maki
 
P3204 - Sea outfalls - inspection, assessment and repair
This project will produce an operators guide on the need for and the procurement or execution of survey and inspection activities together with associated repair and modifications.
 
P3203 - Thrust blocks on buried pressure pipelines
This project will review and update CIRIA's 1994 guide to the design of thrust blocks for buried pressure pipelines to reflect new materials - particularly polyethylene, practices and changes to standards and codes.
 
P3138 - Presenting the evidence base on SuDS performance
This project will collate previous literature reviews, information summarised as part of the SuDS Manual update (2015), and where relevant review other international databases as well as undertake engagement with UK universities to obtain relevant pe
 
P3083 - 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
 
P3137 - Making B£ST better - improving functionality
This proposal sets out to develop guidance on blue roofs and the delivery of multiple benefits to improve confidence in their specification, design and delivery.
 
P2866 - Guidance on the inspection and maintenance of SuDS
This project will assess the need for repackaging and representing guidance.
 
P3139 - Development of a consistent SuDS monitoring specification
This project will develop a specification for monitoring all SuDS components that provide baseline parameters and characteristics to enable robust and consistent comparisons.
 
P3188 - Management of gully pots for improved runoff quality
A small working group is being formed to help scope this study, which is likely to consist of a review of current information, plus a series of modules/ information sheets each describing a particular class of model applications and their assumptions
 
P3085 - 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.