Alastair Chisholm – We welcome the Government recognition of the issues around SuDS. Local Authority resources are stretched and developer understanding of multiple benefits is low. CIWEM believe we need stronger government guidance for real progress by developers not least on understanding the multifunctional benefits. We can’t rely on industry groups alone – see our […]

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A Genuinely Innovative Answer to an Escalating Urban Water Management Challenge For many older cities and towns, sustainable water management has been steadily rising up the agenda for years. Existing ageing infrastructure built for a different era and population, coupled with increased hardscape areas and roads for today’s living means that drainage infrastructure in some areas […]

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Defra Policy Paper: ‘This surface water management action plan sets out the steps the government is taking, with the Environment Agency and others, to manage the risk of surface water flooding. It covers a number of actions to both improve our understanding of the risks and strengthen delivery. These include: improving risk assessment and communication […]

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New guidance gives water companies greater freedom to adopt Sustainable Drainage Systems Water UK has published a pre-implementation version of the 8th edition of ‘Sewers for Adoption’ with the expectation that the document will come into effect in mid 2019 as part of the implementation of the Ofwat Code on Adoption Agreements. The SfA8 manual sets […]

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