New funding for susdrain.org demonstrates industry support for sustainable drainage

Posted: Wednesday 5th November 2014

Twelve new funders including Atkins, Lafarge Tarmac, NHBC and WSP are the latest to join an impressive cross-sector group of organisations dedicated to supporting the www.susdrain.org initiative, further demonstrating growing industry support for widespread delivery of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS).

Over the next two years, it is anticipated that there will be a significant increase and improvement in the delivery of SuDS, with positive change driven by new guidance and national standards for Sustainable Drainage.

With funding now coming from 28 organisations including Defra, the Environment Agency and other key industry players, susdrain will help support improvements in SuDS delivery through a range of initiatives including new resources, summaries of the latest guidance, case studies and a series of topical SuDS events.

Since its launch in 2012, susdrain has provided a valuable range of resources for those involved in delivering SuDS. The platform has been supported by a range of organisations spanning the built environment spectrum, signifying the growing recognition that SuDS provide a better way to manage surface water.

susdrain will continue to support drainage and highways engineers, planners, urban designers, landscape architects, land or housing developers, suppliers, flood risk managers, biodiversity / environment managers and the general public to increase knowledge and confidence in the delivery of SuDS.

Suzanne Simmons, CIRIA and susdrain commented “As well as highlighting a myriad of opportunities for SuDS we’ve helped overcome some of the challenges that SuDS delivery might pose. Thanks to our funders, we’re able to help support and guide the SuDS community and underpin the delivery of SuDS”.




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