Delivering a SuDS masterclass on 1st November at the London Brewery Conference Centre
As part of Govtoday’s fourth National Annual Conference in a couple of weeks, entitled ‘Sustainable Communities 2012 – The Plan for Growth’, we will be presenting our thoughts and experience on sustainable drainage schemes (SuDS).
SuDS are cost effective surface water management systems designed to alleviate local flooding, attenuate downstream flood risk and treat surface water. To achieve this they need to be designed, constructed and managed appropriately. Designed in a sympathetic way they can also provide improved wildlife habitat, effective amenity space and become a valued community and education resource. The Flood & Water Management Act 2010 requires SuDS for many new developments but they can also be designed to retrofit within existing structures and hard surfaces providing a more holistic solution to surface water drainage issues.
In a presentation and Q&A session, we will address the following four aspects of SuDS and how they can be applied.
• What are SuDS and what are the different types?
• How do I design SuDS?
• How do I maximise the wider benefits?
• How do I manage SuDS?