Providing SUDS (sustainable drainage systems) to address the problems of stormwater run off from sites is now required on an increasing number of new developments, especially since the implementation of PPS 25.  SUDS provide biodiversity as well as reducing the impact of stormwater on the local environment through a variety of different design solutions.

This workshop looks at best practice in SUDS using examples from the UK and abroad and covers source solutions such as green roofs and permeable paving, as well as conveyance and infiltration devices such as swales, detention basins and balancing ponds. Solutions to the problems of land grab and maintenance of SUDS are provided as well as indicative costs of implementation.

Sustainable Drainage Systems