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References CABE (2007) Spaceshaper, Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, London CNT (2010) The value of green infrastructure. A Guide to recognizing its economic, environmental and social benefits. Center for Neighborhood Technology, Chicago, USA. Go to: www.cnt.org/repository/gi-values-guide.pdf Digman, C, Ashley, R, Balmforth, D, Balmforth, D, Stovin V, Glerum, J (2012) Retrofitting to manage surface water, C713, CIRIA, London (ISBN: 978-0-86017-715-9). Go to: www.ciria.org Fulton, L, Marples, N R and Neal, W (2012) “Sustainable drainage – seizing the opportunity in Harlow”, In: Proc WaPUGSpring Conference, Regulatory and environmental changes affecting urban drainage, 23 May 2012, Birmingham, UK, The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) Statutes Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy (Water Framework Directive) Figure 8 Retrofitting geo-cellular storage as part of a wider scheme with storage swale in a Flood and Water Management Act 2010 (c.29) grass verge to reduce the risk of flooding from the surface water system Get involved in CIRIA projects and proposals The drivers and encouragement already exist to retrofit SWMM where there is Demonstrating the costs and benefits of retrofitting Sustainable Drainage Systems a risk of flooding or where water quality (SuDS) (P2904) improvements can be made. Currently, This project will collate and evaluate potential methodologies for assessing costs such work is carried out when it is deemed and benefits of retrofitting SuDS with a view to developing approaches specifically to be cost beneficial (using a narrow band focused on Suds but consistent with the growing body of work on ecosystem services of benefits). However, by taking a more assessment and Green Infrastructure evaluation. comprehensive approach and working Design guidance on using highways to accommodate flood exceedance flows (P2906) closely with the different stakeholders This project will identify the barriers to using highways as exceedance involved in improving the urban realm, it pathway(including flood water conveyance and storage) and develop the science and should help to provide greater value for guidance to overcome these challenges providing confidence in using highways to retrofitting as well as leveraging greater manage exceedance. funding opportunities. If the benefits are recognised by the multiple stakeholders Update of the SuDS manual (P2867) involved in the delivery of retrofit SWMM, The aim of this project is to update CIRIA's SuDS Manual (C697) to reflect changes in then this could substantially help this good practice and regulations. approach be embedded as business as Coastal cliff managed retreat – design issues (P2331) normal. The project will provide a single point of reference for cliff management techniques including risk assessment and the varying approaches to the management of cliffs and CIRIA and its project partners are taking their managed retreat. this concept further and looking at how Update to the Coastal and marine environmental site guide and pocket book (P2853) water in its entirety is managed in the Since the publication of CIRIA’s Coastal and marine environmental site guide (C584) in built environment. CIRIA is undertaking a 2003 and associated pocket handbook Coastal and marine environmental pocket book scoping study to look at the potential for (C594) there is now a need to update the content in light of recent and forthcoming delivering Water Sensitive Urban Design changes in legislation. (WSUD) in the UK. WSUD looks to join up or integrate the water cycle (water Susdrain (RP979) supply, surface water and waster water) and CIRIA is developing best practice guidance (a website and community) to provide up integrate this better in urban design and to date guidance, support case studies and photos as well as discussion forums and planning bring together the key disciplines. networking opportunities. Central to this approach is using water To find out more and to get involved contact CIRIA on tel: +44 (0) 20 7549 3300 as a resource, seeing it as an opportunity or email: enquiries@ciria.org rather than a challenge or nuisance. The CIRIA scoping study (CIRIA project RP976) exploring the opportunities and challenges for WSUD in the UK and developing a vision for more water sensitive spaces, places and buildings will be available in Spring 2013. For more information contact Paul Shaffer, CIRIA, on email: paul.shaffer@ciria.org or tel: 020 7549 3300 5


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