In 2012, the independent Climate Change Committee estimated that flood damage from surface water run-off could increase by more than 200% over the next 50 years.
To combat this, ICE and Wavin are working together to promote forward thinking to find better, more cost effective and sustainable ways to manage the rise of excess surface water.
Sustainable Drainage Systems
Sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) are a technical solution to the increasing problem of excess surface water. Originally used in urban areas, they are now used for some roads and towns in rural areas.
SuDS are always site specific, and require bespoke design that take into account the underlying hydrology, functional purposes of the area, and the present and future needs of people using the area.