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Title: Putting sustainable drainage systems (SUDS) into practice
Author: Mark Everard
Author: Penny Street
Document Type: Monograph
Annotation: EA additional title info: 2020 vision series no7
The need for Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS) has never been greater, and their benefits are clear. However, traditional unsustainable drainage methods for rainwater remain the c/e facto norm favoured by developers and planners. This 2020 Vision consensus-based study by The Natural Step (TNS) in the UK, in collaboration with the Environment Agency and many other key players in this debate, investigates perceived obstacles to SUDS implementation, develops practical guidance on decision-making about SUDS, and identifies relevant sources of technical information to support design. A decision flowchart, with supporting information, is central to the report. Although this study covers similar ground to some o f the work of the National SUDS Working Group, it endeavours to bring a fresh view to the issues and to apply The Natural Steps systems-based approach. It does not replicate excellent work being done elsewhere on ensuring good SUDS design, but provides practical guidance on decisionmaking about SUDS. The emphasis of this report is on the provision of clear messages and practical guidance. The main body of the report is therefore relatively short, with supporting information provided for those needing it in a series of Annexes.
Publisher: Environment Agency
Publication Date: 2002
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Environmental managementSustainable Urban Drainage SystemsMethodology
Extent: 15; + annexes
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