Defra ‘This week we published a report commissioned by the Storm Overflows Taskforce – made up of the Consumer Council for Water (CCW), Blueprint for Water, Water UK, the Environment Agency, Ofwat, and Defra – which outlines the evidence, costs and benefits of reducing the occurrence of storm overflow spills. This is the first assessment of its […]

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Costs – the 5th pillar of SuDS   – Great blog shows how easily costs of SuDS are over-estimated. The new 5 pillars. SuDS should be: much cheaper than conventional drainage, whilst (costs) attenuating storm-water (quantity) filtering at source (quality) providing beautiful spaces to relax (amenity) and supporting a wide range of local wildlife (biodiversity) The […]

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The Environmental Audit Committee will hold an evidence session on 26th May from 2.30. those appearing include Alastair Chisholm, Director of Policy at Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management Bronwyn Buntine, Sustainable Drainage Team Leader at Kent Council Ian Titherington, Lead drainage officer at Cardiff Council Dr Gabriela Dotro, Senior Research Fellow in Environmental […]

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The SuDS Design and Evaluation guide is an online report … which has recently been published – supported by 16 Local Authorities. It looks really useful … even if it takes some fiddling around to access. Check it out here

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