New tool assesses the benefits of SuDS

BeST (Benefits of SuDS Tool, W045), is a new, free Excel tool for use on PC.

The tool and guidance has been developed to make assessing the benefits of SuDS easier, without the need for full scale economic inputs.

BeST provides a structured approach to evaluating a wide range of benefits, often based upon the overall drainage system performance. It follows a simple structure, that begins with a screening and qualitative assessment to identify the benefits to evaluate further. Then it provides support to help quantify and monetise each benefit. On completion of the evaluation, the tool provides a series of graphs and charts based on Ecosystem Services (ESS) and Triple Bottom Line (TBL) criteria.

Tool

BeST Evaluation Tool (Release 1, July 2015)
Options Comparason Tool (Release 1, July 2015)

Guidance

BeST - User Manual (Release 1, July 2015)
BeST - Technical guidance (Release 1, July 2015)

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