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WATER CIRIA is now best placed to support these ideas through existing material, and through the new SuDS manual and BeST, as well as by offering guidance to its partners, LAs, planners and government agencies in appropriately responding to the recommendations outlined in the Pitt Review. The new SuDS manual and BeST, provide the tools to define, plan, construct, monitor, manage and maintain to take the ‘evolution of SuDS’ into its next 10-year period and beyond. “In the longer term, the implementation of SuDS would make drainage overall much more sustainable and help to realise the multiple benefits that the new manual demonstrates can be delivered. This in turn would help England and Wales to more cost effectively meet its long-term goals for improved water quality under the EU Water Framework Directive". David Balmforth, ICE President References THE PITT REVIEW (2007) http://bit.ly/1AvU6Mp FLOOD AND WATER MANAGEMENT ACT (2010) http:// www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/29/ contents WATER INDUSTRY ACT (1991) http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ ukpga/1991/56/contents EU WATER FRAMEWORK DIRECTIVE http://ec.europa.eu/ environment/water/water-framework/ index_en.html CIRIA planning for the future CIRIA is currently developing a project to improve the construction of SuDS (P2674), ensuring that simple mistakes are not made. It is also developing proposals to provide additional support to planners on SuDS ensuring they adequately drive their delivery. Mindful of the role of finance and incentives CIRIA is also looking for delivery models to support approaches to cover the capital and operational and maintenance costs of SuDS. To find out more contact suzanne.simmons@ciria.org. The updated SuDS manual will be available from CIRIA later in 2015. Water colour, Redhill, Surrey. Courtesy of Studio Engleback 6


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