susdrain An exciting new community for sustainable drainage

Posted: Monday 17th December 2012

The widespread delivery of sustainable drainage provides a great opportunity to improve the quality of our places, respond to flooding, environmental challenges and associated legislation as well as more efficiently adapt to future change.

On 1st October 2012 CIRIA launched susdrain, an exciting new community that provides a range of resources for those involved in delivering sustainable drainage systems (SuDS). SuDS help to manage flood risk and water quality and provide a range of amenity benefits that create great places to live, work and play. With the need for SuDS greater than ever before,, is a free and comprehensive resource that provides up-to-date guidance, information, case studies, videos, photos and discussion forums that help to underpin the planning, design, approval, construction and maintenance of SuDS.

Funded by Defra, the Environment Agency and other key industry players the project has been designed to provide a community of support to drainage and highways engineers, planners, urban designers, landscape architects, land or housing developers, drainage consultant or suppliers, flooding managers, biodiversity/environment managers and members of the general public to increase knowledge, confidence in the delivery of SuDS.

For more information visit If you would like to feature susdrain in your publication in the context of managing flood risk and water quality, please contact Paul Shaffer on or +44 (0) 20 7549 3300 or on twitter @sudsulike.

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