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.
SuDS – perception and progress: a comparison of England and Wales
ICE and Wavin researched the perception and progress of SuDS in England and Wales and will release a whitepaper providing insights around challenges and new opportunities for adoption and implementation of SuDS.
The whitepaper will:
- Delve into engineers’ experience in understanding both the opportunities and challenges that new regulation pose in delivering effective SuDS in practice
- Share professionals’ experience of the new guidance and regulations introduced in Wales recently, and identify possible areas for improvement
- Explore perceptions surrounding current issues in the design and implementation of site-specific and multi-functional SuDS